ISLAMABAD (APP) - Government of Pakistan handed over the new building of Allama Iqbal Faculty of Arts to the Kabul University at a graceful ceremony held Wednesday at the Kabul University. This major project was completed under Pakistans bilateral assistance programme for Afghanistan. Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq handed over the keys of the building to the Chancellor of Kabul University, Professor Hamidullah Amin. Acting Minister for Higher Education, Mr Sarwar Danish, senior Afghan officials, members of Afghan Parliament and leading members of Pakistani community in Afghanistan attended the handing over ceremony. In his brief remarks at this occasion Ambassador Sadiq underlined the importance of strengthening of cooperation between the two countries in the field of education. He said Iqbal Faculty will become a symbol of Pakistans desire and contribution for promoting higher education and learning for Afghanistans future generations. This beautiful state of the art building has been built by Government of Pakistan for the Kabul University at a cost of over US$ 10 million. The building contains 28 class-rooms, 2 seminar-halls, library, 2 computer labs, 20 faculty offices and its own water supply, sewerage and power generation systems. The building has also been fully furnished and equipped by the Government of Pakistan. The Allama Iqbal Faculty of Arts, with a covered area of 143,379 square feet, is Kabul University largest building which would help the University in accommodating several faculties of social sciences. Sarwar Danish, Acting Minister of Higher Education, the Chief Guest at the ceremony, thanked the Government and people of Pakistan for this valuable gift. Chancellor of Kabul University Professor Hamidullah Amin also appreciated the construction of this building by Pakistan and emphasized for developing long term institutional linkages with Pakistani Universities. The Allama Iqbal Faculty of Arts has been designed and constructed by Pakistani engineers. National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) prepared the design of the building while National Logistics Cell (NLC) carried out the construction work.