Higher education fast spreading in Sindh

KARACHI:03 September: The higher education is fast spreading in the province and the number of universities in Sindh has increased to 43 from 29 in the year 2003 and the number of those enrolled has doubled.

This was stated by the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan while speaking as chief guest at the 127th foundation day of Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) here on Saturday evening.

The governor said that promotion of higher education is very important for the national development and that it also results in positive activities in the society.

He also highlighted the significance of SMI and said that after elevation of status to the university this alma mater of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, will contribute more towards the development process in the country.

Dr Khan said that the attachment of the Quaid with this institution could be judged from the fact that he bequeathed one third of his property to Sindh Madressatul Islam.

He said that soon a law university would also be established in the province.

Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, said that in accordance with the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and directive of President Asif Ali Zardari as well as the manifesto of Pakistan Peoples Party, the government is striving for the promotion of education.

SMI Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, said that his institution has now become a university. He said that this university will contribute a lot in the realms of higher education.

Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, provincial minister Muhammad Ali Shah and Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan were also present on the occasion. app.