The Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) is to provide funds for the construction of a hostel for 300 female students in the campus of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU).

An MoU to this affect was signed here on Friday by the Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai and Managing Director OGDCL Masood Siddiqui.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Masoom Yasinzai lauded the noble step of OGDCL and urged the corporate Sector of the country to come forward and support the premier institutions. "I truly appreciate the OGDCL's generous donation and hope that this gesture will serve as a signal to other large corporations to invest in the educational institutions.

He said donor support is crucial for public sector universities as philanthropic support will be helpful in increasing awareness among community about fund raising for the Higher Education and achieving the goal of an educated Pakistan" he added.–Staff Reporter