By: Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK): AJK President Sardar Masood Khan said on Wednesday that providing quality higher education to the citizens of Azad Jammu Kashmir close to their door steps at all district and sub-divisional levels is a priority of the incumbent government in the state.
“We will ensure easy access to educational facilities”, the President expressed these views during a meeting with Chaudhry Yasin Gulshan, AJK Minister for Zakat and Usher who called on him at the President House here in Jammu and Kashmir House on Wednesday.
President Masood Khan said that issues relating to the Mong sub-campus be addressed on a priority basis and the introduction of relevant disciplines be ensured. Matters relating to the lodging and academic facilities will be resolved, he said.
The President was apprised of the establishment of the sub-campus of University of Poonch at Abbaspur. He urged the early completion of all formalities and also advised to identify a permanent site for establishing a full-fledged university in Abbaspur. He said that higher education institutes in AJK will be brought up to national and regional standards in order to make them more competitive. He said along with educational infrastructure the campus will also have the best hostel facilities for both female and male students.
He said that due to its close proximity to the Line of Control, we must ensure that the people of Abbaspur are provided quality educational and allied facilities.
The President commended the Minister for his dedication and selfless efforts aimed for the welfare of the people of Abbaspur. He added that service to the people of AJK is our foremost priority and we will ensure that all their issues will be addressed with sincerity and dedication.