Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif during his visit to Faisalabad laid the foundation stone of projects of billions of rupees in communication and education sectors.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of new campus of GC University over an area of 200 acres, worth Rs.20 billion, on Jhang Road which will be completed at a cost of Rs.10 billion in different phases. He announced upgradation of Govt. College for Women Madina Town to university level and also laid the foundation stone of Govt. College Women University. He laid the foundation stone of the project of setting up Rehmat-ul-Lil-Aalameen Medical College over land of more than 18 kanal adjacent to Social Security Hospital Madina Town, in which initially 100 seats have been reserved for male and female medical students and classes will be launched in November this year.
The estimated cost of this international medical college is Rs.68 crore in which free of cost educational facilities will be provided to the children of registered industrial workers on merit. Secretary Labour Punjab Hassan Iqbal and Commissioner Social Security Sajid Yousafai were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister unveiled the plaque of construction project of widening of dual canal road and underpass at Abdullah Pur Chowk and inspected the under construction underpass. Secretary Communication Maj. (R) Azam Suleman Khan during briefing about underpass project, informed that funds of more than one billion rupees are being spent on this project and its construction work will be completed by the end of this month.
The Chief Minister gave necessary directions to the officers of Communication Department regarding completion of the project. Shahbaz Sharif during his brief address to the foundation stone laying ceremony of the construction of GC University New Campus, lauded the development efforts of GC University and said that Punjab government will extend full cooperation in the efforts of Vice Chancellor Dr. Zakir Hussain and faculty members for the progress of the university. He asked the students to pay full attention to their studies and Punjab government will never disappoint them.
The Chief Minister termed former DCO Nasim Sadiq as founder member on making arrangements for the site of new campus of GC University and while lauding his administrative services said that this is his important achievement. Vice Chancellor thanked Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on provision of land for the new campus at a distance of 4 km from old campus. He said that after assuming charge, university has been brought from 59th to 6th position with continuous hard work during a period of two years. He said the university which had deficit of Rs.15 crore now has a surplus budget of one billion rupees.