Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that the continuity of policies is very important for the development of institutions. He said that all political parties should agree on the Charter of Economy so that policies do not change with the change of governments.
He was speaking as special guest during the All Pakistan Students Societies Conference held at Government College University on Tuesday. In the conference, a panel discussion was organized to deal with the challenges faced by higher education sector. Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and other educational experts also addressed.
Addressing the conference, Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that the international ranking of Pakistani universities is improving, which is a welcome thing. He said that during the Muslim League (N) tenures, there was a record increase in the number of universities and the funding of HEC.
He said that women education and women empowerment is very important. He said that Muslim League (N) established the first women’s university, Fatima Jinnah Women’s University. He said that the education and empowerment of women is very important for the development of the country.
Governor Punjab further said that there is a need to strengthen the links of academia with the industry and align research with the local industry. He said that students should make research a part of their lives, adding he said that applied research should be promoted in the universities.