The Punjab government is working on the establishment of three new technology universities in the province to serve the need of skilled human force. Minister for Industries, Aslam Iqbal, told the Punjab Assembly in the question hour.
As per the details, the new universities will be set up in Attock, D.G Khan, and Mandi Bhauddin.
The House also got to know that the provincial government has allocated over Rs. 1069 million for the promotion of small industries.
Earlier, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar had revealed that the government has decided to establish three international-standard universities in Punjab. He added that the said universities would be established in the southern, northern, and central parts of the province.
The CM said that feasibility studies are underway for the initiation of work on these universities. He further revealed that the government has decided to bring the necessary improvements in the education sector.
It has substantially enhanced the educational budget to this effect. In the current fiscal year, an amount of Rs. 373 billion has been allocated for the education sector.