The Punjab government is utilising all available resources for the promotion of education, said Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan while talking during the third meeting of board of directors of Lahore Knowledge Park Company.
Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Nizamud Din, PCTB Chairman Lt Gen (r) Muhammad Akram, Lahore University of Management Sciences Vice Chancellor Sohail Naqvi, Almas Haider, PBIT Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Ilyas Ghauri, Higher Education Secretary Iram Bukhari, Lahore Knowledge Park Company CEO Shahid Khan and other officials concerned attended the meeting.
The education minister said that the government has taken lead over all provinces by allocating 27 percent budget for education. He said that quality and higher education is the key to development and economic prosperity and establishment of the Knowledge Park will prove a milestone for achieving this purpose.
Mashhood said that knowledge parks play an important role in the development of any country. He said that due to the Knowledge Park opportunities will be available to the students for getting education at renowned international universities. He said that provision of quality education is an effective weapon for coping with challenges being faced by the country and government is taking a number of steps for this purpose.
The education minister directed that steps should be taken for completing Lahore Knowledge Park project at the earliest.
Board of Directors of Knowledge Park also gave approval to the heads of various committees. LUMS Vice Chancellor Sohail Naqvi will be head of HR Committee, Lt Gen (r) Muhammad Akram of Procurement Committee while Razzaq Dawood of Technical Committee.