The provincial government has started work on eight new universities in line with PTI government’s agenda of bringing about reforms in the education sector, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said.

The chief minister was speaking with National University of Technology (NUTECH) Rector Lt Gen (R) Khalid Asghar at his office on Tuesday.

He said besides the five universities, the government was also setting up five technical institutes to empower the youth through skills-based education. Buzdar said Punjab government was striving hard to build the capacity of various public departments through latest technology in order to improve service delivery for the masses.

He added that less privileged and backward areas of the province had been given preference for setting up new institutions and technical universities were also being established in Rawalpindi and other cities. The chief minister said technical education syllabus was also being revised. Buzdar said Mir Chakar Khan Rind University in DG Khan would help change the destiny of the youth and help hone their skills.

The chief minister also said that employment targets would be achieved through promotion of technical education, adding that the PTI government had given top priority to bringing about reforms in education sector for improving the situation, and sufficient increase had been made in the budget for the purpose.

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