Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid inaugurated Sh Rashid Postgraduate Block in Rawalpindi Women University constructed at a cost of Rs 130 million.
Addressing the participants, the minister said that the block has been constructed at a cost of Rs 130 million and a hostel to accommodate nearly 1000 female students was constructed at a cost of Rs 400 million.
He hoped that during this month of Rabi ul Awal, the target of 60 educational institutions would be completed as seven colleges have been completed and third Women University is going to be inaugurated this month.
He informed that Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar would inaugurate the Waqar un Nisa Women University this month.
“We are trying to establish an Information Technology University in the city.” ‘Bahbood’ school has been handed over to the authorities concerned to establish an Inter College and another women college to be set up at Murree Road, he added.
Rawalpindi is at top position in female education across the country, he said adding, “We tried to provide education facilities at the door steps of the female students. After completing the educational institutions’ task, we would move towards health sector,” he informed.
He informed, “When the actual educational institutions plan was conceived for promotion of education in Rawalpindi city then I selected Dhokes like Dhoke Hassu, Dhoke Khabba, Dhoke Ratta, Dhoke Naju, Dhoke Elahi Bukish for establishment of schools and colleges as the citizens of labour class live in these Dhokes and cannot afford private educational expenses.
Today in just one Dhoke Hassu school and college nearly 5000 female students are registered and getting education.
In the most deprived area of the town, 25 scholarships were given to talented female students so that the girls of poor families could continue their education. We utilized all available resources to establish schools and colleges in the city.
Due to earnest efforts, Fatima Jinnah Women University was established at a cost of Rs 10 million.
It was my thinking nearly 50 years ago that the girls of Rawalpindi city could be empowered and they should be educated as if the mothers would be educated, then the real change in the society could be witnessed, he added.
Later, talking to media persons the minister said, the PTI government effectively handled the Covid-19 pandemic and Imran Khan is trying to play a role for a stable Afghanistan.
He further informed that Nullah Lai project would also be kicked off soon.