Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur hosted a dinner in the honor of Journalists and Media Persons of Khairpur city/Press Club Khairpur.
Speaking to journalists and media persons, Dr. Parveen Shah briefed the achievements made by the University. Dr. Shah said, SALU has earned the name in the country and ranked as 7th Best Public University of Pakistan and also earned “W” category in Quality Assurance ranked by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. This is the prime institute of Upper Sindh, imparting higher education at the lowest cost. We have organized number of international and national conferences, workshops, seminars, symposiums for the capacity building of the teachers, staff and students. Dr. Shah apprised the media persons that various ongoing projects are underway and will be completed within short span of time i-e Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair, Model School, Indoor Sports Complex and Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI).
Dr. Shah said, with the generous support of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, University received 261 million rupees as aid in grant to meet the day-to-day affairs.
This University is also awarding various scholarships sponsored by Japan Need Based Scholarship, Abdul Fatah Memorial Trust, British Council’s Pakistan Scottish Scholarship and others for needy and meritorious students. Dr. Shah remarked that University is also providing latest sports facilities to students. At present, more than 9,000 students are enrolled in which 35 % is the girls ratio. More than 35 faculty members are pursuing their doctorate degree from abroad.
Recently, University has established Character Building Society in collaboration with NAB to create awareness in the society against the menace of corruption. Various Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with various reputable Universities and institutions have been signed to encourage the culture of collaboration.
Dr. Shah revealed that 165 Daily Wages employees who were working from 2003 have been regularized and remaining will be regularized on the receiving of funds. The time scale, housing society, promotion of teachers, officers and employees for staff have been made on the basis of merit and seniority, medical reimbursement from grade 2-16 has been allowed for employees.
SALU’s scheme of Rs. 7.2 billion has been approved by CDWP for strengthening its infrastructure including F.M Radio and other allied facilities i-e class rooms, labs, 200 boys hostel, two buses for girls
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor suggested the media persons to play soft role for the cause of institution because media is the third eye of the society. Dr. Shah appreciated the role of journalists for the wide coverage of the events of University.
Mr. Ghulam Abbas Bhanbhro, Senior Journalist also spoke on this occasion and traced the history of the establishment of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and praised the efforts of the civil society that played important role in the establishment of this Alma mater and also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Parveen Shah in the promotion of academic and research activities at the University.
Mr. Fahim Raza, Young Journalist also spoke on the importance of media and said, media is reporting in balanced way. He said, I am proud that I am also alumnus of this institution.
Prof. Imdad Chandio, shed light on the significance of media and also appreciated the role played by the Khairpur city journalist in the wide range coverage of University.
Earlier, Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator welcomed the journalists and media persons on their arrival at University and also praised their role in the highlighting the developmental news of the University.
At the end, Prof. Dr. Syed Asad Raza Abidi, Registrar extended his vote of thanks to the journalists and said, media is the strongest piller of the state and source of information and knowledge.
Mr. Din Mohammad Kalhoro, Mr. Hajan Siming, Mr. Ashraf Mughal, Mr. Athar Siddiqui, Mr. Akbar Abbas Zaidi, Mr. Mithal Khuhro, Mr. Danish Abbas, Mr. Shujat Siddiqui, Mr. Fateh Mirani, Mr. Gulzar Mangi, Mr. Khan Mohammad Solangi and large number of journalists attended the dinner.
Prof. Dr. Lutfullah Mangi, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shikarpur Campus, Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz, Kazi, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mohiuddin Veesar, Prof. Dr. Fateh Mohammad Soomro, Ms. Shahida Amir Chandio, Members Syndicate, Dr. Tajnees Pirzada, Mr. Altaf Hussain Bhutto, Director Finance, Mr. Imran Ali Soomro, Secretary to Vice Chancellor and others attended the dinner.