CM approves Rs7.3m for treatment of deserving patients

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New universities to facilitate students in far flung areas: Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved over 7.3 million rupees for the treatment of nine deserving patients suffering from different diseases.

According to details, Rs3 million have been issued to Saher Fatima of Lahore for her bone marrow treatment, Rs3.6 lakh for liver patient Aftab Hussain of Sheikhupura, Rs0.5 million for the treatment of Aas Muhammad of Sheikhupura, Rs7.5 lakh for Abdul Samad Khan of Kamoki tehsil of Gujranwala, Rs2.40 lakh for kidney patient Muhammad Afzal Tarar of Wazirabad, seven lakh, 36 thousand 500 rupees for neuro patient Uzma Iqbal of Khushab, 1042500 rupees for Rubina Tabbasum of Hafizabad, Rs2 lakh for kidney patient Manzoor Ahmed and 5.31 lakh rupees have been approved for liver patient Zareena Kauser of Kasur who is under treatment at PKLI.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has vowed to continue serving the ailing humanity as helping the needy was a noble cause and he devoted the coveted post to serve the people in need.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at his office about the higher education department in which progress on the establishment of universities was reviewed. The CM directed to speedily resolve issues relating to new universities’ establishment as the facility would, particularly, benefit female students of remote areas.

The CM gave in-principle approval to transfer state lands for the establishment of new colleges in different areas as the government was striving to extend facilities of higher education to the youth at their doorstep. The government was committed to transforming Punjab into a hub of higher education and improving the international ranking of Punjab based universities is sanguine; he added and directed to take steps to establish colleges in remote areas. The Lahore Technopolis would prove a game-changer initiative, he said. Punjab was being transformed through the promotion of quality education; he maintained and vowed to ensure ease in education promotion for the private sector.

Provincial ministers Raja Yasir Humayun, Hashim Jawan Bakht, SMBR, secretary higher education and others attended the meeting.

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