MULTAN - The town is going to get 10 development projects worth Rs16.44 billion as Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is due here to inaugurate these projects on Tuesday (today).
The Chief Minister is likely to arrive at7:00am by his special plane and he would inaugurate all the projects one after one in a marathon run till 2:00 pm before his departure for Lahore.
PML-N MNA from NA-150 Rana Mahmoodul Hassan told this scribe that the provincial government had located and allocated land for the said universities. “The Engineering University is currently being set up in the building of Technology College in Qasimpur Colony and initially admissions to five disciplines will be offered,” he added. The disciplines include Mechanical, Chemical, Electronics, Electrical and Textile Engineering. He further disclosed that the entire Pak-German Institute and 565 kanal land in Chak 5-Faiz, another 150 acres in Chak 6-Faiz and the building of Vocational College were given to the varsity.
Referring to the Agricultural University, he revealed that acres on Old Shujabad Road, 73 acres of Auqaf Department in Makhdoom Rasheed and 400 acres in Jalalpur Pirwala were allocated for this varsity. He said that the varsity would be having Departments of Agronomy, Environmental Sciences, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Forestry and Range Management and Agriculture Extension as well as Institutes of Soil and Plant Nutrition and Horticultural Sciences under Faculty of Agriculture. Similarly, Faculty of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Faculty of Basic Sciences would also be established.
“Initially 150 students will be given admission in BSc (Hons.) Agriculture class for 2012-13 session and after the completion of four semesters they will be distributed into different disciplines of agriculture,” he gave further details. Giving details of chief Minister’s visit, he said that Mian Shahbaz Sharif would go to his tent office at Sports Ground after reaching Multan and receive briefings on WASA, MDA projects as well as law and order situation.
Then he will leave for Circuit where he is scheduled to inaugurate new Mass Transit System and Students Green Card Scheme. Afterwards the CM will inaugurate newly constructed Old Bahwalpur Road, and leave for Southern By-pass from where he would go for Chowk Nag shah to perform ground breaking of DHQ Hospital. The Chief Minister will also perform ground breaking of Bahawalpur Chowk to Chungi No-9 Road, Degree College Chungi No-14 and Chowk Shahbaz Flyover. Then he will come to Qasimpur Colony Technology College where he is scheduled to address a public meeting. He will also visit a crown failure site at Vehari Chowk, perform ground breaking of football and hockey stadiums as well as sports complex at Qila Qasim Bagh, inaugurate Nawaz Sharif General Hospital and leave for Lahore.