KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shahon Wednesday announced Rs 20 million for Sindh Madressatul IslamUniversity (SMIU).
The Chief Minister made this announcement while speaking at concluding session of a three-day Sindh Hainan Universities Forum here.
The forum was aimed at establishing collaboration between universities of Pakistan especially of Sindh and China’s Hainan province. This would include the exchange of students and faculties.
The Chief Minister assured all support to SMIU which is almamater of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Expressing his satisfaction he said it was SMIU which was leadingother universities of Sindh.
He said that credit for upgrading SMI to a university level went to lastPPP government.
He, along with Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, witnessed signing of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with four universities of Hainan province.
He was informed by Vice Chancellor of SMIU Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh that fourteen universities, one each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had established collaboration with Hainan varsities through this forum over last three days. And he added 56 agreements were signed.
He emphasized on further strengthening of relationship between Sindh and China especially through people to people contacts.
He recounted his government s efforts for promotion of educationover last eight years which included setting up of 10 public sectoruniversities in the province.
Sindh Chief Minister was of view that former Prime Minister and founder of Pakistan People’s Party Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto gave boost to Sino-Pak relationship.
He claimed that PPP had always given top priority to China while establishing foreign relations and collaboration.
SMIU Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shah informed the Chief Minister about the activities of this forum over last three days and the outcome including the signing of 56 agreements with Hainan universities.
Courtesy : TheNews