Asad Umar, Federal Planning and Development Minister, said on Thursday that the university should not be delayed at Prime Minister House in Islamabad.
He chaired a conference at the PM House to develop the university. The meeting was briefed by Professor Dr Attaur Rehman on progress on the university project.
During the briefing, it was informed that Rs 200 million would be required for the initial feasibility of the varsity that would comprise of three centres of excellence and eight departments. The university would emphasize on the teaching of modern technology.
Asad Umar said that there was a dire need of giving special attention on modern technology in order to bring the country’s manufacturing sector at par with international standards.
Recounting his experience on Friday, the PM said, the approach towards “change arose in my mind when I moved to Britain and saw their lifestyle, and the residences of political leaders there.”
The home of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was located in a simple building at Downing Street of London and on the contrary, “our leaders reside in lavish palaces,” PM Khan lamented.