Member Provincial Assembly and Spokesperson to Punjab Chief Minister Ms. Sabeen Gull Khan has said that the government is providing all possible assistance for the development of higher education and education sector.
She said that the government approved a grant of four billion rupees for the Islamia University Bahawalpur including establishment of Ahmadpur East Campus and Institute of Physics and other modern departments.
Speaking at introductory session organized by District Women Forum Multan during visit to Islamia University of Bahawalpur on Monday, Ms. Sabeen Gull said that the University is a historical asset of South Punjab which has been spreading new innovation of knowledge and research not only in the district but also in the region as well as in the whole country for the last two years.
She said the number of teachers at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has been doubled and the increase in the number of students by more than 40,000 is a breakthrough.
It was very important that the University has about 40 to 50 percent female students and a large number of female faculty members and female officers, she added.
The MPA said that during the recent visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, it was a matter of great pride to acknowledge the abilities of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and his services to the University and it was a welcome development for all the people of the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar said that in 1975, the Government of Punjab declared the Islamia University of Bahawalpur as a Chartered University and after that it touched new horizons of university development.
There is higher education and research in Islamic sciences, pharmacy, engineering, sciences, social sciences and arts.
He said that the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has recently introduced intercropping technology and new cotton seeds which have become the hallmark of the university.—INP