ISLAMABAD - The 32nd Board of Governors meeting of University of Health Sciences Lahore was chaired by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held at the University campus here this morning.

The meeting was also attended by Justice (R) Amer Raza Khan, Mehar Jewan Khan, Prof Amer Aziz, representatives of the Government of Punjab and Secretary Law of Government of Punjab by special invitation. The Board approved with minor changes the budget of Rs.521.982 million and also appointment on contracts to various positions including faculty and administrative staff.

The Board confirmed the minutes of its last meeting and disposed off a heavy agenda apart from reviewing the performance of the University. The Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Aslam apprised the Board of the progress of the University during last one year with special focus on its flagship Kala Shah Kaku Campus on which the work was taken at hand.  The Board was also apprised that the university had improved its overall rating in Higher Education Commission Quality Assurance and Research Ranking 2013 and was now at sixth position among all the higher education institutions in the country.

The Finance Minister urged the Board to maintain the highest standards so that this important field of medicine and health which is one of the top most priorities of the present government can improve its service delivery and provide better and affordable medical facilities to the common man.