PESHAWAR, Dec 6 (INP): KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Nowshera is gateway to entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while setting up two unique universities there would pave way for educational revolution besides opening new vistas of economic growth.
It merits mention here that Chief Minister has accorded approval to the establishment of two new academias of Air University and Technical University on a vast land at AzaKhel along GT Road and had directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to expedite work on the projects and put them on ground in the shortest possible time.
There exists a botanical garden spreading on 77 kanals while the rest of more than 650 kanal land of the district council is lying useless on which state of the art Air University and Technical University of international standard will be setup.
A high level meeting to review the initial progress on the establishment of these new universities especially Technical University was held at CM Secretariat Peshawar with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair. Besides, Minister for Higher Education & Information Mushtaq Ghani, Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Dr. Rasool Jan, Vice Chancellor Engineering University & Project Director TU Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gillani, Advisor to CM on P&D Mian Khaliqur Rehman, Chairman CM Sectt C&RC Haji DilRoze Khan and other high ups of concerned departments attended the meeting. The proposed Air University will be established under the auspices of Pakistan Air Force while Technical University will be setup by provincial Higher Education department.
The Chief Minister attributed the establishment of both the universities to a milestone and historical measure and said that these almanacs being unique in nature would infuse far reaching impacts in education sector and the economy of the province would revive considerably adding that there would also usher in new era of industrial base and eco beauty in the province because technical education and expertise would get flourished by leaps and bounds and new opportunities of employment and innovation would be explored.
He said that with the establishment of the technical university, vocational & technological education would be advanced on modern and scientific lines and in the resultant not only varieties of employment opportunities would be created for the educated yet jobless young lots but industrial sector would also groom in the province.
He also directed the authorities to adopt international criteria standards in the planning, designing and construction of both the universities. The authorities concerned assured all possible professional and technical assistance to the provincial government in the establishment of these new specialized universities.