Gujrat: In the Mandi Bahauddin area, at least a 100-acre plot of land would be purchased for the development of a University of Gujrat (UoG) sub-campus. The Punjab government recently ordered the land revenue department to find suitable land for the sub-campus.
Tauqeer Ilyas Cheema, additional deputy commissioner revenue (ADCR) Mandi Bahauddin, informed Dawn over the phone that Rs. 150 million had been released from the Rs. 200 million set aside for land purchase.
He went on to say that a search for a “appropriate” piece of land had already begun, and that he hoped the selection would be completed within a few weeks, following which the process to notify the section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act would be initiated in that region.
He stated that two or three potential locations on the outskirts of Mandi Bahauddin city, which would be simple to access for kids from throughout the district, may be chosen.
According to a local party leader speaking to this reporter, the development of a UoG sub-campus has been a long-standing desire of the people of Mandi Bahauddin, which is being addressed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf administration.
He said that students who had to travel to other places to study, particularly girls, would frequently drop out of higher education.
Through the passing of an act in the Punjab Assembly in 2018, the previous PML-N administration in Punjab created Punjab University of Technology (PUT) at Rasul, Mandi Bahauddin. The university, on the other hand, has yet to receive its own campus for academic and administrative purposes.