Zainab Nizami

Zainab Azfar

The author is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Political Science from LUMS and has a growing interest in student and feminist politics.

Why the LUMS fee hike is problematic

The spread of Covid-19 at breakneck speed has ravaged Pakistan’s economy in unprecedented ways. Countless households have faced crippling reductions in their income, if not a complete loss of employment. Many of these families include students currently enrolled in universities across the country – now confined in their homes, struggling to keep up with the demands of a remote education. In unparalleled times of economic recession such as these, the responsibility of ensuring continuing access to education falls on the shoulders of leading universities. However, in the midst of what is already a challenging time, there have been reports of ...

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