LAHORE - Editor The Nation Arif Nizami on Saturday said that Punjab University's excellence was unique in imparting quality education to the students. He expressed these views while addressing a luncheon ceremony hosted in the honour of office-bearers of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) here at the Punjab University. Among the other participants include Khushnood Ali Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, Zahid Malik, Altaf Hassan Qureshi, Rehmat Ali Razi, Naeem Mustafa, Professor Mughees-ud-Din Sheikh and others. Arif Nizami congratulated the university administration over its good performance and said he had old association with the Punjab University. He said it was a good omen that the vice chancellor was from amongst the teachers while in the past this office was held by the retired army generals. Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran in his address thanked Arif Nizami and said that he the first CPNE president who had visited the university. He expressed his concern over the shortage of funds held by the HEC. He revealed that total budget of the varsity was Rs 3 billions out of which two billion was being generated by the varsity itself while one billion is being provided by the HEC. He said they were facing shortage of 220 millions rupees from the HEC. Khushnood Ali Khan on this occasion appreciated the services of PU and said that its ICS department was performing excellently and the varsity should take benefit from this department for the solution of its problems including the stoppage of funds by the HEC.