ISLAMABAD: Senator Usman Khan Kakar, Provincial President and Central Secretary of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party called on Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission at HEC Secretariat. Issues pertaining to the universities of Balochistan province were discussed during the meeting.
The chairman briefed the Senator about various HEC initiatives for development of higher education in the province, including different scholarship and R&D opportunities available for faculty members, researchers and students, particularly those people who cannot afford higher education on their own expense.
The chairman also gave detail of programmes under the Aghaz-e-Huqooq-Balochistan Package as well as Prime Minister’s Youth Programme. “We believe that significance of youth in any society could not be undermined; therefore, every possible step is being taken to facilitate our youth,” he said.
Dr. Mukhtar informed the guest that the federal government had announced to open one university or at least its sub-campus in every district of the country, adding that HEC will establish eight new sub-campuses in different parts of Balochistan over the next three years.
Kakar appreciated HEC for bringing the much-needed change due to its initiatives during the last decade. He assured complete support of the provincial government and his party for further developing the university education in Balochistan.