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PU VC for social entrepreneurship to resolve issues
PU VC for social entrepreneurship to resolve issues


LAHORE: (Tuesday, November 27, 2018): Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has said that PU is introducing Social Entrepreneurship Centre to resolve social problems and generate employment opportunities for its graduate. He was addressing the orientation ceremony at Faisal Auditorium for newly admitted students of Punjab University. On this occasion former captain of Pakistan Cricket Team Misbah Ul Haq, Intellectual Amjad Islam Amjad, Renowned poet Mansoor Afaq, Director Students Affairs Dr Asmatullah, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmad said that the students must identify the problem in their relevant area, present a solution and prepare a plan to convert it into a business activity. He said that PU administration would fund such projects which would provide employment opportunities to the students. He said that higher education institutions were meant for creation of new knowledge and innovations and producing a civilized society. He said that our country was full of talent in all fields and youth must come forward for playing their role for development of Pakistan. He said that out of the population of 22 crores, 12 crore consisted of youth, which was an asset for Pakistan. He said that the employment opportunities in Pakistan were more than the opportunities available in developed countries. He said that Pakistan Army is the number one Army in the world and we had fought tough circumstances in the last 20 years. He said that merit was prevailing in the country and judiciary must be saluted for its active role. He said that the administration would make efforts to bring PU among the top-ranked universities of the world and for this purpose, all the stakeholders connected with PU must work as team. He said that the administration worked day and night for five months and PU improved 39 times in Asian ranking of universities. He said that for the first time, the applications for admissions were received online and PU received 127,000 applications out of which around 10,000 candidates got admission purely on merit. He congratulated newly admitted students and said they were lucky they got admission in the most prestigious seat of learning in Pakistan. He said that Mohsin-e-Pakistan Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has given a message to the students to work hard for the development of the country. Renowned cricketer Misbahul Haq said that religion taught us to get success in this world as well as eternal world. He advised the students to learn discipline which would make them able to manage their life. He said that youth must have passion to achieve targets. He said that the students must work for excellence, not for degrees and jobs. He said that it was his desire to get admission in PU and he spent memorable two years on campus. He said that he secured good marks in academics too but he was interested in cricket. Amjad Islam Amjad and Mansoor Afaq presented poems and attract huge applause from the participants. The participants also paid tribute to Mohsin-e-Pakistan Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.