Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Hummayun Sarfraz has said that the universities in Punjab will attract international students and teachers and give them facilities as per international standards.

He was chairing the 354th meeting of Punjab University Senate at the Vice Chancellor’s office. This was the first ever online meeting of the Senate in which PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, more than 150 members of Senate including deans of faculties, heads of departments and others participated in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Raja Yasir Hummayun said that Pakistan had defeated terrorism and now international students and teachers could come to Pakistani universities. He said that we should focus on producing quality graduates instead of producing quantity of graduates.

Addressing the meeting, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said that the administration had implemented the policy of merit and good governance as per its promise and now all the important decisions were being taken by the relevant forums. He said that following the university calendar, the administration had organized a fourth meeting of the Senate regularly in just two years. He said that the incumbent administration had organized 9 Syndicate, 11 Academic Council, 27 Advanced Studies and Research Board meetings in two years.

 The Senate members lauded PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad on playing an active and desired role at national level in all sectors against COVID -19. They also appreciated the role of the Registrar office and other relevant officials in this regard. The Senate meeting adopted performa of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan regarding advance increments of TTS faculty members.

The Senate also adopted 18 notifications of HEC regarding the tenure track system. The meeting also approved the service structure of private secretaries, security staff and sanitary workers.

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