Promotion of knowledge-based economy vital for economic progress: Punjab Governor

Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that economic progress cannot be achieved without promoting knowledge-based economy.

He was addressing 18th convocation of Islamia University, Bahawalpur on Saturday.

He said that government of PML (N) is determined for the wellbeing of youth despite financial constraints.

He asked the students to devote their energies and skills to the country and the nation.

While lauding the performance of Islamia University, he congratulated the faculty members, students and staff of the university that globally, IUB has improved from 1000-1200 to 801-1000 position.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor Islamia University, Bahawalpur Engineer Prof Dr Athar Mehboob in his welcome address said that twenty thousand students of the university are getting scholarships worth more than one billion rupees during the current financial year.

According to Radio Pakistan’s Correspondent Sajjad Parvez, Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman also distributed degrees among eight PhD and 71 MPhil scholars while awarded sixty seven gold medals, fifty four silver medals to the students of BS, BSc, MA, MCs, disciplines.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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