Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir said that access to quality education is the right of every citizen and we will ensure that the best education facilities are provided in AJK.
The President made these remarks while addressing a gathering at the inauguration ceremony of Poonch University’s sub-campus at Haveli, Kahuta. The ceremony was also attended by Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr. Rasul Jan, VC Poonch University, Chaudhry Muhammad Aziz, Minister for Communications, AJK, senior political leaders and members of the civil society.
President AJK on the occasion commended the management of Poonch University and HEC for timely and effectively completing the establishment of the Haveli sub-campus. He said that University of Poonch has played a pivotal role in providing tertiary education in Poonch District and now the same opportunities will be provided to the people of Haveli.
Masood Khan said that the timely completion of the Haveli sub-campus proves that the government does not believe in making hallow promises and delivers on what it says. He added that soon Haveli will have its own University and groundwork has been initiated in this regard. This sub-campus, he said was the first of many educational and development projects to be introduced in Haveli.
Addressing the youth, the President said, “You are the future leaders of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. With quality education, we can shape the destiny of AJK and Pakistan”.
Along with quality educational facilities, we will focus on inducting capable teachers and admitting students purely on merit, he said. The President said that with the help of HEC we will ensure highest standards of higher education is provided at all Public Sector Universities in AJK. Masood Khan said that we need to develop our knowledge based economy in order to compete with global powers.—PR