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Dr Atta-ur-Rehman

(Federal Minister & chairman HEC)

March 31, 2005


Prof: Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, Federal Minister and Chairman Higher Education Commission paid a visit to Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta on March 31, 2005, on a day when the entire province came to a halt due to a strike call.

On arrival at the University, he was received by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Shahida Jaffrey and senior staff of the university.  He was provided a tour of the administrative block where he met with staff, and was later taken on a tour of academic blocks, botany and zoology museums and laboratories, the library, sports complex and gymnasium.  He inaugurated the newly established chemistry laboratories, equipped with latest equipments.  He was taken on a tour by vehicle around the entire campus and briefed about the future developments plans of the university

Then he was provided a detailed briefing by the Vice Chancellor on the University’s five year development plan, for the years 2004-2009, she  highlighted further expansion of academic departments, library, laboratories, computer networking, and further introduction of various diploma courses. Dr. Atta addressed the students of the university, and emphasized hard work and said that this is an age of exploration and discovery of new achievements in the scientific field. We can benefit by increasing our knowledge in relevant branches of learning.

He also said that Higher Education Commission is providing facility of Digital Library to students to which access is free of cost, and soon the SBK Women’s University will be connected through PERN which will facilitate students to get lectures directly from other universities of the country. The Federal Minster said special facilities, free of cost will be provided to students and faculty in the scientific field for research. He said that learning is always fun and we should enjoy this process. He also said that the key to success depends on research and for that we should emphasize on research work. Dr. Atta was very impressed with the progress and development of the Women’s University in a short span of one year, and wrote in the Visitor’s Book: “Stunning.  Keep up the good work”.

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