Rs4bn approved for improving Bahawalpur varsity: Kanwal

Bahawalpur: Member National Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Ms Kanwal Shauzab has said that state-of-the-art programs in line with modern requirements will be introduced at Ahmadpur Campus of Islamia University of Bahawalpur and that was why a development scheme of Rs 4 billion was approved for the university and this includes the establishment of a campus with state-of-the-art departments.

Ms. Kanwal Shauzab expressed these views while presiding over the online meeting of the Setting Committee of Ahmadpur East Campus of Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and other top officials were also present. She said with these programs, the youth of our region will not only be self-sufficient but new employment opportunities would emerge.

Kanwal said that in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the main objective of setting up the Ahmadpur East Campus was to bring world class higher education to remote areas of the country and provide the youth with the latest in their area.

Teaching and research facilities equipped with technology would be provided, she said and added that the Prime Minister had a special interest in the development of South Punjab and was regularly aware of the educational development and public health and other social projects in the region.

She said that the tireless efforts of the Vice Chancellor for the development of the University were commendable and appreciated at the highest level of government. She said that there was a lot of enthusiasm for Ahmadpur Campus in the local educational and social circles. “This is evident from the sentiments of the members of the Setting Committee and Insha’Allah this project will be completed soon.”

She said that matters were being settled expeditiously with the Punjab government for acquisition of land for Ahmadpur Campus and the issue of land would be resolved soon after a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. She said that the number of buses for students studying at Jamia Islamia Bahawalpur in Ahmadpur East would be increased and in this regard, she would talk to the federal government for more buses.

On this occasion, the skilled base of PC-1 of Ahmadpur East, state-of-the-art educational programs, building infrastructure and other issues were discussed. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob thanked Ms. Kanwal Shauzab and said that the entire team of Islamia University Bahawalpur was working hard for the early establishment of Ahmadpur East Campus and matters were being settled with the federal and provincial governments. He thanked Kanwal for her special interest and cooperation in other projects for Ahmadpur East and Islamia University Bahawalpur.