Khattak directs land identification for Gomal University Tank Campus

PESHAWAR – Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed identification of land for the Tank Campus of Gomal University.

He has sought a summary covering all legal and physical requirements so that the practical work could be initiated.

He was presiding over a meeting for land acquisition to establish the new campus at Chief Minister House Peshawar on Saturday. Provincial Minister for Revenue Ali Amin Gandapur, administrative secretaries and relevant staff attended the meeting.

The meeting was briefed about the academic activities of the Gomal University, its future plan, expenditure and earning schedule, shortage of faculties of different disciplines and the over-burdening of non-teaching and auxiliary staff, an imbalance between spending and earning of the university and other allied issues of the university. The meeting was told that once the land acquisition for the new campus of Gomal University at Tank was settled, the federal government would provide resources for the building and infrastructure of the new campus.

It was further told that the university has 25 distance education centres in the province.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister directed the higher education department Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to identify land as per requirement of the campus so that practical work on the building and other infrastructure could be started in time.

The provincial government would facilitate the process of education at all levels and directed the education department to move a summary covering all legal, physical and infrastructure development requirements for the Tank Campus of Gomal University.

The government would wish that the proposal is supported by cogent reasons. He asked the Gomal University vice chancellor to commercialise some of its property in order to have a source of perennial earning for supporting the futuristic plans of the university.

Regarding financial help for the university, Khattak assured…

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