Classes started in newly constructed state of the art academic block of Rahim Yar Khan Campus of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur yesterday.
The project completed at a cost of Rs. 726 million is one of those three mega projects which were delayed since 2007 and Higher Education Commission was going to cancel these projects. Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, Vice Chancellor took this matter on priority and contacted federal government for the revival of these projects.
Federal Ministers Prof. Dr. AhsanIqbal and Engineer Mian Muhammad BalighurRehman along with Chairman Higher Education Commission Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed played important role to revive Rahim Yar Khan Campus project.
On special initiative of Prof. Dr. QaiserMushtaq, Central Development Working Party in its meeting approved additional grant of Rs. 310 million for completion and extension with addition of 2 hostels for boys and girls of 250 capacity each, admin block, library and a student service center. Prof. Dr. QaiserMushtaq, Vice Chancellor recently visited the academic block and reviewed progress of under completion buildings.
On this occasion he said that Rahim Yar Khan Campus will provide standardized higher education facility to students of Rahim Yar Khan on their door step.
The youth of neighboring districts of Balochistan and Sindh provinces can also avail this facility.
He added that internet Wi-Fi service has been provided at campus site to ensure continued academic and research activities without any hurdle.
Landscaping and tree plantation is on full swing to make this campus green and environment friendly.
It is important to mention that Prof. Dr. QaiserMushtaq, Vice Chancellor through his keen initiative and interest completed three mega projects of the IUB delayed since last ten years.
The project of the Bahawalnagar Campus was completed in 2015 at a cost of Rs. 408 million, Agriculture College building was completed and inaugurated in 2016 at a cost of Rs. 421 million and now this landmark project of academic block of Rahim Yar Khan Campus is recently completed and work on other buildings is going on in full swing.