The first ever science centre in the Punjab province will be set-up at Islamia University of Bahawalpur soon as a plan in this regard has been finalised.

This was announced after the meeting of Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Dr Khalil Ahmed with Islamia University of Bahawalpur VC Dr Mukhtar. The meeting decided to jointly work for the promotion of science in South Punjab. Besides, research in related fields and a Science Caravan would also be part of the project to provide all basic and necessary information and guidance to the students about the latest progress and development in the field.

The chairman remarked that the selection of the Islamia University had been made purely on merit, and added that his organisation was utilising all resources for the promotion of science and technology. South Punjab has been given priority to explore talent and to contribute in this area’s uplift as the students would avail these facilities without any discrimination, he said.

The VC termed the decision a good sign for the promotion of science in the area and remarked it a big honour for the Islamia university which is a clear prove of its improvement and progress in academic and research fields. Surely the establishment of science centre and science caravan would help polish talent of the region, he said. Dean Faculty of Science Dr Asghar Hashmi, Dr Mehmood Ahmed, Dr Abdul Jabbar, Dr Jan Kerio, Dr Jamal Abdul Nasir and Muhsin Mateen were also present.