KARACHI: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair has said that higher education is crucial for development and progress of the province.

He was talking to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) Vice Chancellor Arshad Salim, who called on him here at Governor House on Friday.

Governor Sindh said it is welcome that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University is taking care of discipline, rules, organizations and principles. He said the university provides great facilities to students in research.

He said universities are playing important role in promotion of higher education in the province. In this regard, the federal government also provides assistance, cooperation and support. He said a bright future can be created only through promotion of higher education.

He said that students who get higher education in this era of innovation can play a key role in development of country and nation. He said universities should prepare a comprehensive strategy in order to promote research-oriented education within the province.

“There is also a need to provide opportunities for youth in extracurricular activities like sports,” said Governor Mohammad Zubair.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor Arshad Salim briefed governor Sindh about the performance of the university, saying that in addition to curricular and non-curricular activities, the students encouraged for discipline.