The Punjab government has announced to establish two technical education universities in the province aimed to impart technical knowledge to youth and market-oriented education to kill unemployment.
On 8th, November, the announcement was made by Minister for Industries, Commerce & Investment Miyan Aslam Iqbal
He said that the initiative was taken under the government’s 100-day plan to bring reforms in the country.
“As per our 100-day plan, the government is going to set up or revive 10 technical universities in its tenure across the country, out of which four universities are to be constructed in Punjab,” the minister said.
He added that the cabinet had given approval of two out of the four proposed technical institutions to be built in the province.
Miyan Aslam explained that his ministry has done the required tasks to establish the universities and budget has also been allocated for this purpose. These technical universities will be established in Rawalpindi and Dera Ghazi Khan and will cost around Rs. 6 billion. In the next stage, in this regard, the government would soon introduce a bill in the Punjab Assembly. He further said that Punjab government also intends to revive the two formerly built technical education universities including Punjab Tianjin University and Rasool Technical College.