CM approves Rs 1.9bn for uplift of 19 public universities


Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, keeping in view the financial problems of 19 public sector universities, on Monday approved a grant of Rs1.9 million for completion of their development schemes.
Secretary to Chief Minister for Universities & Board Iqbal Durani had held a meeting with the vice chancellors of public universities on October 10, 2015 to review their on-going schemes.
The vice chancellors had told the secretary that they were facing acute shortage of funds to complete their schemes. They had requested the Sindh government to give them a grant so that they could complete their uplift works.
The chief minister, on a summary moved by his secretary, approved a grant of Rs1.9 billion under which each of the 19 universities would get a sum of Rs100 million.
The universities and education institution which have been granted Rs100 million each are People’s University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women, Shaheed Benazirabad; LUMHS Jamshoro; Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi; Karachi University, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, Dw University of Engineering, Science & technology, Nawabshah, Saheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sakrand, Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Mehran University of Engineering & technology Jamshoro, Shaheed Mohterma Benazir Bhutto Medical university Larkana, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Lyari Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi.