Universities play pivotal role in sustainable development of region: PM AJK

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

MUZAFFARABAD /MIRPUR (AJK),  (Parliament Times) :  The Azad and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has commended the role of the Universities for fundamental sustainable development and bringing prosperity in the society.

Addressing a function after inaugurating a grid station of King Abdullah University campus at Chatter class here on Thursday, he called for concentrating on technical education to create jobs for youth and to overcome employment.

He said the present government has taken revolutionary steps for sustainable development and increased the developmental budget to bring about socio economic changes in the lives of the people of the state.

The Prime Minister said the government would implement the recommendations of the research scholars of the university and would extend all possible assistance to them in executing their research papers and added that Higher education department and Azad Jammu and Kashmir University should jointly devise strategy in this regard.

He said the Azad Jammu and Kashmir University has a significant importance and the government would provide financial assistance to make this university one of the leading universities of the country.

He directed the university administration to finalize the matter of land of the university and submit its report.

The vice chancellor of the university Dr Kaleem Abbasi thanked the Prime Minister for taking keen interest in resolving the long awaited issues of the university and assured that AJK University will be made an ideal university of the country.