People laud PM for GB varsity opening


People of every walk of life in Gilgit- Baltistan lauded Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi for inaugurating Gilgit-Baltistan University (GBU) that would help provide quality higher education to students of this remote province at their doorsteps. They said the Prime Minister has won hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people of Gilgit -Baltistan by inaugurating the mega GBU project and termed it a gift of PMLN Government for people of this scenic and peaceful province.
Muhammad Sharif, a local journalist and resident of Astore told APP on Thursday the students of GB were mostly visiting Punjab, KP, Islamabad and Sindh provinces for higher education due to absence of a full-fledge university here and inauguration of this state of the art university would help save their time viz a viz money. “GBU was the long standing demand of people of GB that was fulfilled by Prime Minister Abbassi during his important visit to Skardu on Wednesday,” he explained.
The GB Government has donated 1,500 kanal land for GBU, which would be set up at a cost of Rs 1769.845 million to cater education needs of around 2,000 students. The university would have separate male and female hostels for 200 students each with state of art facilities of laboratories, libraries and academic blocks.—APP

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