Bahawalpur: Punjab Minister for Higher Education and Pro-Chancellor Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz announced at the 16th meeting of the Senate of the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) on Wednesday that the Punjab government would create three new universities in south Punjab.

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New universities would be established in Layyah, Taunsa, and Rajanpur, according to the ministry. He stated that the province’s government was giving special attention to the promotion of higher education.

The Senate approved the IUB’s budgets for 2016 through 2020, as well as the current year’s development budget, according to an IUB press statement. Elections for Senate members, modifications to pension rules, and public-private partnership initiatives were also authorised.

The minister praised the university’s admission of thousands of students, the formation of 29 student groups, and the completion of development projects. The exceptional growth, according to the minister, will assist the IUB in becoming a world-class university and achieving the status of an international university.

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VC IUB sub-campuses at Liquatpur and Ahmedpur East, according to Prof Mehboob, would be established soon. The minister turned over the keys to a theatre, the Al-Sadiq Computer Centre, a nursing institution, four academic blocks, and a road network worth more over Rs4 billion.

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