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Call to set up specialised universities

By Our Correspondent
March 01, 2024
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Prof Dr Shahid Munir and Punjab University vice chancellor Dr Khalid Mahmood visited stalls during the 9th Invention to Innovation Summit at the Punjab University. —  Punjab University
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Prof Dr Shahid Munir and Punjab University vice chancellor Dr Khalid Mahmood visited stalls during the 9th Invention to Innovation Summit at the Punjab University. —  Punjab University

LAHORE:The government should not establish new general universities because Pakistan needs specialised universities where education and research based on social needs should be promoted.

According to a press release, these views were expressed by the speakers while addressing the conference session “Media, Industry and Universities Linkage for social impact research and practice” as part of the 9th Invention to Innovation Summit at PU.

Former Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr Nizamuddin was the chief guest while the session organiser Dr Shabir Sarwar, the heads of mass communication departments of all universities and journalists were present as panelists.

The speakers said that instead of building new universities, the government should improve the system of existing universities and at the same time promote technical education. Dr Shabbir Sarwar, Director ORIC PU Dr Shakeel Ahmed, Columnist Daily Jang Dr Mujahid Mansoori, Dr Shafiq Jalandhry, Chairperson Punjab University Department of Elementary Education Prof Dr Abdul Qayyum, Dean Lahore Garrison University Dr Amir Mehmood Bajwa, Dr Mian Jawed, Dr Farasat Rasool, Director Coordination PHEC Rana Tanveer Qasim, Atif Butt, Sabir Subhani, Mohsin Ali Turk, Mian Habib Ullah, Dr Sardar Asghar Iqbal, Tayyab Bhatti, Zulqarnain Tahir, Umme Farwa, Yousaf Abbasi and others participated.