LAHORE - A vice-chancellors’ delegation called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday. The delegation comprised of Punjab VC University Prof Dr Niaz Akhtar, VC University of Sargodha, Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Azhar, VC PTUT Lahore, Prof Dr Abdul Sattar Shakir VC Mir Chakar Khan Rind University, Dr Mahmood Saleem and VC Emerson University Multan, Dr Naveed A Chaudhary. Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayun, SACM Hasaan Khawar, secretaries of higher education and finance departments, registrars of Punjab University and UET Taxila were also present. The Chief Minister announced to give approval to disparity allowance for teachers and employees of universities and assured to resolve universities’ problems.
The finance department has been given instructions about allowance while other matters will also be streamlined; he assured and added that work was being done on the smart university project. The founding of a university in every district was a mission of the government, he said. He said Seerat Chairs had also been established in six universities and its scope would be further expanded. The government, he said, would extend full support to the Vice-Chancellors to promote higher education in the province.
CM VISITS FM 95 PUNJAB RUNG RADIO AT PILAC
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday visited the FM95 Punjab Rung radio at PILAC and received live calls from the listeners who were pleasantly surprised to hear the Chief Minister live. They asked the CM to share his favourite couplet and appreciated a direct dialogue with the CM. They pointed out that Usman Buzdar was the first Chief Minister to adopt a public approach to liaise with the people. The CM divulged that the non-commercial TV would also start transmissions soon. Culture Minister Khayal Ahmed Kastro, Secretary Information, DG PILAC and DGPR were also present.
CM EXTOLS PAK NAVY
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has paid tributes to Pakistan Navy for thwarting the nefarious designs of the Indian Navy and termed the Pak Navy officials as the pride of the nation.
In a statement, the CM said India had again exposed its wicked face to the world by making a futile attempt to intrude into Pakistan’s territorial waters. The nation was proud of the professional abilities of the Pak Navy and the cowardly enemy should remember that the whole nation was fully united to give a befitting reply to any aggression. Meanwhile, the 220 million people were standing like a solid rock with the armed forces of Pakistan, the CM concluded.
CM INSPECTS CLEANLINESS SITUATION IN THE CITY
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited various sections of the provincial metropolis without protocol to review the situation of cleanliness. He drew his vehicle sans staff officer, security officer and official photographer and cameraman. The CM expressed displeasure over the poor cleanliness situation in some areas and directed the LWMC to improve the sanitation arrangements adding that the cleanliness plan should be daily monitored. No compromise would be made in this regard as he had been receiving complaints about the situation of cleanliness; he said and reiterated that the provision of a clean environment to the citizens was the responsibility of the government.
CM INAUGURATES CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT PILAC
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated a calligraphic exhibition held in connection with Ashra Shan-e-Rahmatul-Lil-Alameen at PILAC to showcase the calligraphic talent of Pakistani and Iranian artists till 30-Rabiul Awal. He also inaugurated the mural painting of famous artist Aslam Kamal. An artist presented a picture of a Pakistan map in which Kalma-e-Tayyaba was written 1443 times. Another artist presented the uniquely-made picture to Usman Buzdar.
The CM said the government was promoting young artists to support the art of calligraphy in society. Culture Minister Khayal Ahmed Kastro, information secretary, DG PILAC and DGPR were also present.