Minister for Defense Production Ms Zubaida Jalal has said the federal government would work for development of higher education in Balochistan. Speaking at a ceremony held at the University of Turbat on Friday 15th March 2019, the minister said concrete steps would be taken to preserve the cultural heritage of the province. She assured her full support to the University’s administration in its efforts for establishing a Department of Archaeology at the university.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Aon Abbas Buppi lauded the efforts being made by Jalal for the promotion of quality education in Balochistan. He also pledged that Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal would take all possible steps to provide financial assistance to talented and needy students of the Turbat University in order to enable them to pursue their higher studies and subsequently play a vital role in the development and prosperity of Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular.
He termed Prime Minister Imran Khan a visionary leader under whose inspirational leadership the country was moving towards prosperity and economic stability, vowing that the present government would fulfil his promise of providing a great educational environment throughout the country, including the far-flung areas of the province.
Welcoming the federal minister and the Bait-ul-Mal managing director to the university, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Abdul Razzaq Sabir said the students of the region were second to none and the University of Turbat was committed for providing an ideal learning environment to its students and facilitating them in every way possible to bring them on a par with the students of other provinces. The vice chancellor also thanked them for their keen interest in uplifting his institution.
UoT’s Education Department Chairperson Mahnaz Aslam also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the University of Turbat and the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal in a ceremony held in the university’s video conference hall. According to the memorandum signed by the vice chancellor and the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal managing director, the Bait-ul-Mal will provide financial assistance to 50 talented and needy students of the University of Turbat.
Federal Minister Zubaida Jalal, University of Turbat Registrar Ghulam Farooq, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Prof Dr. Abdul Saboor, Quality Enhancement Cell Director Prof Dr. Gul Hassan, Director Finance Rehmatullah, Gwadar Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed, director Pakistan Bait Ul Mal Balochistan Saeed Ahmed Qazi, Deputy Director Social Welfare Kech Qadeer Luqman, UoT’s Deputy Registrar Ganguzar Baloch, the focal persons for the prime minister’s laptop scheme Abdul Hakeem, focal person student financial aid office and the chairpersons of the university’s various teaching departments were also present at this occasion.
The Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal managing director also distributed cheques, sewing machines and wheelchairs among deserving students, women and the differently abled while the federal minister and vice chancellor had distributed laptops among students under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.