LAHORE - Punjab University has been providing all-out educational facilities to Iranian students and making efforts for enhancing the number of Iranian students in PU to promote mutual relations between Pakistan and Iran. Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran stated this during a dinner in the honour of an Iranian educational institutes MD Dadash Zadeh Fahim at PU Executive Club. On the occasion, Dr Mujahid Kamran said Pakistan and increasing number of Iranian students in Pakistani educational institutes would help understand each other more. He said apart from 20 students in Punjab University College of Pharmacy, one in psychology and other disciplines, Iranian students were doing their PhDs in Urdu language and these students would promote soft image of Pakistan in their country. Dadash Zadeh Fahim said Iran had a desire to increase its students in Pakistan. He revealed that nearly 30,000 Iranian students had been getting education in India while in Pakistan the number of Iranian students was less than 1,000 and the Iranian government was trying to enhance the figure. He said having strong cultural relations, both the countries respect each others literature and other artistic values and Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal had a high place in Iran. Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, Princpal College of Pharmacy Prof Dr Syed Saeedul Hassan and Dean and Chairman Sheikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Dr Muhammad Saeed briefed the Iranian delegation about their faculties which was highly appreciated by Dadash Zadeh Fahim. Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, Advisor to Vice-Chancellor Col Ikramullah Khan, Director External Linkages Maria Maldonado, former chairman Persian Department Dr Aftab Asghar and Prof Muhammad Ali Chaudhry were also present on the occasion.