LAHORE: It is essential to bring change in our priorities in view of the prospects of time for the survival of national economy, and invest in research and development in reverse of dummy planning.
Provincial Minister for Finance Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha expressed these views while addressing the annual convocation of the University of Central Punjab on Saturday.
The predilection of scientific research should be preferred in universities as well as in other institutes and to generate such minds that may ensure production according to local needs. For this purpose, the private sector will have to do more so that more people may attain the plausibility for the eradication of unemployment from the country. In this connection, the Punjab Group of Colleges is serving the best, she said.
The provincial minister said that Punjab is economically a secure, industrial and friendly province where every citizen has the provision of better resources to spend life with his or her own will.
Punjab Group of Colleges Rector Amir Mahmood, Pro-rector Dr Zafar Ullah and Director Colleges Agha Tahir were also present at the occasion.
While congratulating all the degree holders, she said that our young generation should materialise the true picture of the real dreams of Jinnah and Iqbal that will highlight Pakistan in the whole world. She advised the students not to accord with dreams if they really want to rise in life.
“Do not take any hurdle as your dispersal. Move confidently to achieve what you aim,” she said.
Earlier, Dr Ayesha and Amir Mahmood distributed gold medals and certificates among the position holders of convocation 2017 and 2018 and wished them good luck for their future.
At the end of the event, the university staff members and the Punjab Group of Colleges rector expressed gratitude to the minister for her visit and for motivating the students.