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Islamabad, July 17, 2019
While talking to participants of a Leadership Development Program at COMSATS University Islamabad, Shehryar Afridi, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions and Narcotics Control shared his life experiences iterating students to devote themselves whole heartedly towards achieving excellence and committing to a life with no tolerance for corruption or nepotism.

While sharing his views, he said that Pakistan is facing immense challenges and the present government is also committed to set forth a strategic direction of the country in the areas of human development, poverty alleviation and long term infrastructural development. While recognizing the centrality of increasing the tax base in Pakistan, he said that the resolve of the nation is unfettered as it benefits from a youth bulge in the country.

He encouraged participants of the course to adopt a leadership role in community service and development of human resource in the country. Later the Minister called on the University Rector Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, and lauded the achievements of COMSATS University Islamabad, stating that Kohat, his hometown must also benefit from a campus of the varsity, which is world ranked and a matter of pride for the nation.

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar informed the Minister that being a leading world ranked Public Sector University of the nation, CUI had been deprived off development funds over several years, which had stented the growth of the university. Furthermore, he informed the minister that budgetary cuts had resulted in stoppage of the Prime Minister’s Scheme for Fee Reimbursement, which was impacting middle class parents from deprived areas from being able to access higher education for their children.

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar said that CUI and the higher education sector at large, has very high hopes from the present government owing to the vision of the Prime Minister to prioritize human development over infrastructure. CUI will always remain ready to render services and consultancy to the government in its programs on education, knowledge led economy and infrastructure development.

Mr. Afridi pledged support of his office for seeking scholarships and development budget for the university. He said that the university must look into newer avenues as well as philanthropists to contribute towards its funding stream and enhance numbers of foreign students in its student body. The minister also called for increasing interaction between government functionaries and universities. Later he also paid a visit to the Junaid Zaidi Central Library.

CUI Sahiwal at a Glance

  • Campus Established: 2006
  • Total Area: 36 Acres
  • Total no. of faculty: 214
  • Total no. of PhD faculty: 62
  • Total Programs Offered: 21
  • Enrolled Students: 3266
  • Passed Out Students: 3523

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COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal campus is situated half-way between Lahore and Multan on COMSATS Road off G.T Road Sahiwal, was formally inaugurated on September 23, 2006. The campus is purpose built and is spread over area of 36 acres on land...

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