In collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) a Business Incubation Center (Regional Plan 9) was inaugurated at University of Education (UE), Main Campus Township, Lahore on October 26, 2022.

The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha while the Chief Guest was Minister for Information and Technology, Punjab Dr Arslan Khalid. Director General e-Governance PITB Sajid Latif, Director Research Dr Shahzada Qaiser and others were also present on this occasion.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chief Guest Minister for Information and Technology, Punjab Dr Arslan Khalid said that the government has always taken such decisions keeping in mind the economic situation of the beloved country and the Business Incubation Center is a link in this chain. He emphasized that now is the time to create our own business and employment opportunities. Trade is many times better than job, people in foreign countries like to start their own business instead of jobs. Their main focus is generating new startup ideas and business development. This Business Incubation Center facility will also change the job-by-job trend of the young generation and encourage them to set up their own businesses. Human resource is our strength that is why we should invest on it.

Minister for Information Technology Dr Arslan Khalid visited the BIC (Regional Plan 9) and congratulated the Vice-Chancellor of University of Education, Lahore for establishing a Business Incubation Center equipped with all facilities in a short time.

On this occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha  said that due to the weak economic conditions nowadays, initiatives like Business Incubation Center have become the need of the hour, by using which the youth can stand on their own feet and improve not only their condition but also the economy of the country as a whole. The Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that this center will play a very important role in creating business opportunities for students apart from traditional jobs in the coming time.

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