Government is committed to transforming Pak into a knowledge-based society: Governor

Inaugurates the tree planting campaign in the rainy season

Governor Punjab Engr. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman said the government is committed to transforming the beloved homeland of Pakistan into a knowledge-based society. Universities are centers of higher learning that have the responsibility of preparing our students to meet global challenges. The Governor expressed these views while addressing a large gathering of teachers and students at Islamia University in Bahawalpur.

During his visit, he inaugurated the new building of the Faculty of Computer Science at Islamia University Bahawalpur. The Governor of Punjab inaugurated the tree planting campaign during the rainy season as well as an art exhibition at the College of Art and Design. In his remarks, the governor said education promotion programs including scholarships, fee waiver program and laptop supply program were immediately revived.

The laptop program is actually a great effort to expand the reach of quality research and education in the country and access to information technology. He asked students to transform their educational activities into a search for answers to individual, regional and national problems. Just as the nation makes sacrifices for their education, let them also contribute to development and collective prosperity.

He said the country of Bahawalpur and Cholistan was full of philanthropy and love for Khawaja Ghulam Farid. Bahawalpur has been a center of knowledge and civilization. Educational institutions had established national and international recognition. The Governor hailed the University’s recent achievements, including providing thousands of admissions, the extraordinary increase in the number of new teaching faculties and departments, the launch of programs tailored to market needs, significant progress in global rankings, development activities.

On the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Engr. Prof. Athar Mahboob in his welcome address thanked the governor for coming and said that all the achievements of the university have been made possible through the hard work of the faculty and staff and the support of the government. He said the full support of Punjab Governor Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz is much appreciated for using the system of increasing rainfall with the help of modern technology to make cultivable the 6 million acres of the Cholistan desert.

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