Government to Establish New Universities in Eight Districts of Punjab

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan the Special Assistant to Chief Minister of Punjab said that the universities in eight of Punjab's districts will be established, which included Attock, Gujranwala, Rajanpur, Pakpattan, Hafizabad, Bhakkar, Layyah and Sialkot.

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In the present fiscal year, Dr Awan noted that the higher education development funding of Rs. 15 billion, which is 285% more than the previous fiscal year had been allocated.

"There are new universities in all districts formed by the provincial government and six universities so far have been set up," she tweeted.

She has also shown that seven universities are suggested for the next financial year at Bahawalnagar, Toba Tek Singh, Muzaffargarh, DG Khan, Kasur and Sheikhupura.

For the foundation of the University of Applied Engineering and Emerging Technologies in Sialkot, the provinces have committed Rs. 16.60 billion to the establishment; Rs. 2 billion to establish DG Khan University; Rs. 3 billion to set up Gujranwala University; Rs. 2 billion to set up the Baba Farid University in Pakpattan; and Rs. 2 billion to establish the Attock university.

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