PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that the universities should focus on provision of quality education and promoting research among the students for development of the society.

He was addressing a national conference on ‘emerging trends in computing, statistics and mathematical sciences’ held at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU), Peshawar, on Tuesday, according to a handout.

The two-day conference was attended by SBBWU vice-chancellor Prof Razia Sultana, Prof Suleman Mazhar, Prof Sirajul Islam, Prof Tasawar, faculty members, and researchers and scholars from all over the country.

The governor said that SBBWU had been playing an important role in the provision of standard and higher education besides promoting research.

He said that universities were the fountainhead of knowledge and played an important role in the development of nations. He appreciated the women’s university for organising the national conference.

He also lauded the university’s administration for providing opportunities of higher education facilities to the students from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Earlier, Prof Razia Sultana highlighted the aims and objectives of the conference.

Published in Dawn, November 15th, 2017

Opinion

Editorial

Cipher inquiry
Updated 04 Oct, 2022

Cipher inquiry

Inquiry will likely end nowhere, or, worse, be used as a tool of victimisation.
Further delay?
04 Oct, 2022

Further delay?

KARACHI Administrator Murtaza Wahab’s announcement that the second phase of Sindh’s LG polls — primarily...
Losing to England
04 Oct, 2022

Losing to England

AFTER tantalisingly close finishes in the fourth and fifth matches against an England side visiting the country for...
An inexplicable delay
03 Oct, 2022

An inexplicable delay

AFTER a flurry of activity a couple of months ago, geared towards filling the vacancies in the apex court — an...
Dire situation
Updated 03 Oct, 2022

Dire situation

If there is any time for the civilian leadership to show unity, it is now.
Russian annexation
03 Oct, 2022

Russian annexation

AS Russia and the West play a zero-sum game in Ukraine, Moscow’s official annexation of four Ukrainian regions it...