The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is great academic asset which has been contributing actively to the socio-economic development of the region, the Punjab governor here on Friday.

“The university has shown tremendous improvement in academic and administrative fields during the past few months,” said Rafique Rajwana at Baghdadul Jadeed Campus of the varsity.

During his visit, the governor laid the foundation stone of a Study Park for female students and employees and inaugurated a Day Care Centre. The governor directed for development of a facility for special children to provide them with training in order to make them useful citizens. The governor appreciated the discipline showed by the students, beautiful landscaping of the campus and congenial environment suitable for study and learning. He termed it an exemplary university. He felicitated Vice Chancellor Dr Qaiser Mushtaq for initiating and completing two projects in a short span of time with economical cost.

On the occasion, the vice chancellor thanked the chancellor for visiting the university during his first visit to Bahawalpur and inaugurating the projects. He added that the Study Park spread over an area of 13.25 acres and it will be equipped with latest facilities for open air workshops, seminars and recreational facilities.

Earlier, Dr briefed the governor about the academic and administrative activities during an exclusive meeting at Circuit House. The chancellor appreciated various steps taken by the university administration for development and progress, streamlining the official business. He also appreciated these steps for the betterment of the university and pledged his full support in creating a culture of academic excellence and meritocracy.

On the occasion, Punjab Cooperatives Minister Malik Iqbal Channer, former MPA Samiullah, District Police Officer Sarfraz Ahmed Falki, District Coordination Officer Imran Sikandar Baloch, faculty members and administrative officers were also present.