CM inaugurates school enrolment campaign Universities and boards

Karachi:06 June:With an increase of Rs645 million in the budget, five new schemes have been added to the universities and boards department, including the establishment of a postgraduate research diagnostic laboratory at SMBBMU, strengthening of water and sewerage infrastructure at Karachi University and development of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology.

Meanwhile, a scheme that was added in the 2016-17 budget for the upgrade of the Government College of Technology into a university of technology and skill development in Khairpur has been repeated in the new schemes section this year, as the project never gained approval. The 2016-17 documents stated that the project was being completed in collaboration with the federal government – Rs1.5 billion would be the federal government’s share while Rs1.5 billion would be the Sindh government’s – but in the 2017-18 budget books it states that the project will receive Rs892 million from the Sindh government and Rs1.5 billion from the Centre.

STEVTA

Stevta’s budgetary allocation has not been increased but seven schemes have been included in the new schemes section.

Two different projects for the establishment of government vocational centres for girls have been ongoing since last year and a similar scheme has been added for other districts.The news.