Sarwar against proposal to bifurcate UAF

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan among top 300 Universities
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan among top 300 Universities

TOBA TEK SINGH, Sept 14: Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar says he will oppose a proposed move to split the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, (UAF), into two institutions — one as university of veterinary sciences and the other as university of agriculture.

Addressing university officials, parliamentarians and media during his visit to the under-construction sub-campus building of the UAF here in Chak 349-GB, 8km away from here on Saturday, he promised to provide all-out assistance to the UAF to upgrade its Toba campus as a full-fledged university.

The governor said Toba was the second largest hub of poultry industry across the country after Karachi and the UAF sub-campus would focus on poultry research to strengthen the sector.

UAF VC Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that poultry was the second biggest industry in Pakistan. He said the campus would benefit students from Jhang, Khanewal, Layyah and Bhakkar districts.

He said that UAF was providing admission to the youth on district quota basis for rural economic uplift. He said that currently the Toba campus was offering BS course in poultry sciences, diplomas in poultry assistant and veterinary assistant.

Campus Principal Dr Zia Rehman also spoke on the occasion. The governor also addressed district bar members and announced Rs500,000 grant for the DBA from his own pocket.

Addressing a public meeting in UK Garden at Pirmahal, Sarwar said he had the aim to provide education and healthcare to all children. —Courtesy DAWN

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