The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) Registrar Prof Dr. Moazzam Jamil has said that under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Engr Prof Dr. Athar Mahboob, the establishment of the IUB sub-campus in Liaquatpur will bring about an educational revolution in the deprived and backward region. The talented students of the area will get the best opportunities for higher education in their city.

While addressing the journalists at Press Club Liaquatpur, he said that admissions would be given in 26 departments in the said sub-campus. Rizwan Majeed, Director IT said that a specialization degree in Artificial Intelligence had been started in the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, which will be a revolution in information technology. He said that research is being promoted in Cholistan Research Center.

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur delegation met Chief Executive Musarat Abbas, President Liaquatpur Bar Association Asad Nawaz Chandia, and the local community at the office of Liaquatpur Municipal Office. The participants appreciated the efforts of Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Member of National Assembly Makhdoom Mubeen Ahmed, Member of Provincial Assembly and Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Amir Nawaz Chandia and Chaudhry Masood Ahmad for the establishment of the campus. Dr. Azhar Hussain, Director of Alumni Affairs, said that establishing the Liaquatpur sub-campus will create employment opportunities in the area while students will get quality education at their doorstep.

Dr. Maqshoof Ahmed, Director of Academics, said that the construction of the building would start after getting the sub-campus land. The political leadership here should play its role in allocating funds. Shahzad Ahmad Khalid, Director of Press Media and Publications, said that scholarships are also given to the children of journalists who get admissions on merit and journalists who are doing MPhil in Media and Communication Studies.

Dr. Muhammad Aurangzeb, Director of Liaquatpur Campus, said that initially, 200 students would be admitted; 700 applications have been received so far, while more candidates will apply after the intermediate result. Additional Registrar Arif Ramoz, former chairman Municipality and President of Anjuman Tarjan Rashid Rafiq Chaudhary, President Press Club Malik Nadeem Azhar, Former President Waheed Rushdi, Chairman Majlis Tariq Alvi, General Secretary Kashif Salman, Chairman Aslam Mahmood, Tariq Shad, and Abu Huraira Alvi also expressed their views.

The university team also answered the questions of the journalists. Later, the university team met a delegation of lawyers and elders of the area under the leadership of President Bar Association Sardar Asad Nawaz Khan at the Municipal Committee Office. On this occasion, Chief Officer Musrat Abbas, Chaudhry Sameen, Faizan Athar, Fazal Khan Baloch, Rashid Khan Baloch, Waqas Khan, Ikram Jahangiri, Ikram Bari, Haji Muhammad Yameen, and others were also present. The team also visited the university sub-campus building.

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