PM Imran inaugurates Islamabad National University at PM House

03:36 PM | 21 Dec, 2018
PM Imran inaugurates Islamabad National University at PM House
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the Islamabad National University at the Prime Minister House in fulfillment of the promise made after the last general elections.

Speaking at the ceremony, the prime minister said all the symbols of colonial mindset will be razed adding that the purpose of establishing a university in the PM House was to signal the need for education and human development.

"PTI government prioritizes education and the gap between the government and the public should be lessened," Khan added.

The premier shared that the incumbent government was making the masses aware of their rights so that they can question rulers about their tax money.

Prime Minister Imran Khan asserted that Education was the top priority of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and enough funds were being provided for higher education in the country.

Declaring that education is imperative for progress and development, the PM said no nation can make progress without quality education.

"China and Singapore made major economic development through quality education," the PM said and added that the focus of his government was the promotion of education.

The prime minister observed that the overall standard of education would be improved.

On the occasion, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood detailed that the educational institutions will be housed in the premises of the PM House and other departments of the university will be added over time in the grounds of the property.

“Establishing the institute and the university is a fulfilment of PM Imran Khan’s commitment to turn palatial official residences into facilities for public use,” said Mehmood.

Notables including former LUMS VC, Dr Adil Najam, former chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif, Adviser to PM on Institutional Reforms & Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Foreign diplomats attended the event.

PM Imran had first announced his intention to convert the PM House into an educational institution during his election campaign.

Following his victory in 2018 elections, Khan reiterated the promise in his victory speech.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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