LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting on Thursday and approved preparation of the master plan for establishing a 705-acre Knowledge City in Lahore.
Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Secretary and officials concerned attended the meeting. A detailed briefing was given to the chief minister about the proposed city that would be set up near Rakh Dera Chahal.
Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that the proposed project would prove a revolutionary step for the rapid development of education sector. He said that campuses of prestigious educational institutions would be set up in Knowledge City for education and research in science & technology, medical sciences, finance & accounting and information technology.
The chief minister directed to prepare a master plan for implementation of the proposed project. He directed that a separate company should be established for implementation of master plan. He said the campuses of universities affiliated with renowned foreign educational institutions would be established in the City. He said that Knowledge City would be constructed on the pattern of Oxford University. The chief minister directed that the project of constructing a lake between all campuses of Knowledge City should be considered. He reiterated his government’s resolve to bring in education reforms.