MINGORA: The University of Chitral (UoC) will have its main campus in Sinlasht Chitral.
UoC sub-campus in Upper Chitral. A sub-campus of the University of Chitral will be established in Upper Chitral, Commissioner Malakand Division Syed Zaheerul Islam told a meeting here.
He also directed the administration of the University of Chitral to expedite work on the construction of main campus at Seenlasht. Earlier, the government had decided to set up the university at Saeedabad near Drosh but it ran into controversy.
“The federal and provincial governments have allocated funds for the construction of the main campus of the University of Chitral. The district administration should work diligently in this regard and ensure the provision of land for the construction of the university as soon as possible.”
The establishment of the university is a mega project for Chitral and it should not be delayed at all, the commissioner said while presiding over the meeting at his office in Saidu Sharif.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Minorities Affairs Wazir Zada, Senator Falak Naz, Member Provincial Assembly Maulana Hidayatur Rehman, Vice Chancellor University of Chitral Dr Zahir Shah, Deputy Commissioner Upper Chitral Muhammad Ali and other officers from Upper and Lower Chitral attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the progress on the construction of the University of Chitral and a detailed briefing was given to the meeting by the vice chancellor.
The meeting was informed that land has been selected at Seen Lasht area in Lower Chitral and funds have been released from relevant forums for construction of the campus.
The meeting proposed a UoC sub-campus in Upper Chitral, which was agreed upon by the forum.
He issued orders to the university administration to initiate work on a sub-campus in Upper Chitral. He said that the education rate in Upper Chitral is better than several other districts and providing higher education opportunities there is a need of the hour.