Lahore: (Parliament Times) A delegation of Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) led by its President Dr. Mehboob Hussain called on the Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hasan Askari at his office, here today.
The PUASA delegation extended its good wishes to the Chief Minister that a learned professor of Punjab University has been given this important responsibility. Dr. Mehboob Hussain said that your decision to write honourable before the name of teachers is praiseworthy. Talking on the occasion, Dr. Askari said that he has a long lasting association with Punjab University and added that he had started his first job there. “Happy memories of the days spent in Punjab University are part of my life”, he added.
CM said that he will restart his intellectual and journalistic activities after fulfilling the responsibilities of free and fair elections. He said that ministers of the caretaker cabinet are fully empowered and all governmental matters are being performed with consultations. The ongoing public welfare projects are being funded on priority basis and the public welfare programs are being accelerated while remaining within the mandate. Proposals would be extended to next elected government for new public welfare programs, he said. He said that further resources should be provided for the development of health, education and social sectors. He said that Ph.D. scholars should give particular attention to the aspect of quality because it is very important in higher education. Government, educational institutions, teachers as well as the research scholars should jointly work to improve the quality of education. He assured that PUASA demands would be considered. The delegation thanked the Chief Minister for assuring to ponder over their demands.

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