Pakistan appoints first VC of Baba Guru Nanak University

Lahore, September 11

Pakistan’s Punjab authorities on Friday appointed the primary vice-chancellor of the Baba Guru Nanak International University in Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak.

Professor Asghar Zaidi, the vice-chancellor of the College University Lahore, has been given the extra cost of the publish of vice chancellor of Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU). He would be the first vice chancellor of the varsity positioned about some 80 kilometres from Lahore.

A notification was issued by the Punjab Higher Education Department after the approval of Chancellor/Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Friday.

In October 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan had laid the muse stone of the BGNIU in Nankana Sahib.

“It is a matter of great pride for me that I will work as the first/founder Vice Chancellor of Baba Guru Nanak International University,” stated Zaidi, an eminent social coverage analyst and a current recipient of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

Zaidi, who did his Ph.D in economics from the University of Oxford, pledged to work in direction of making the brand new college a world centre of excellence for the examine of Sikhism and for the promotion of Punjabi language.

He stated the boundary wall of the varsity has been constructed and hopefully some courses will start within the BGNIU in 2021 after the development of some portion of the campus. He stated the worldwide Sikh group was additionally eager to fund the undertaking.

The Punjab province authorities had allotted 70 acres of land for establishing the college.

The authorities has additionally deliberate to ascertain police strains, a jail and National Registration Database Authority (Nadra) in Nankana Sahib.

There had been a requirement from the Sikhs dwelling in Pakistan to assemble a college named after the founding father of their faith Guru Nanak at his birthplace in Nankana Sahib.

Proposal for establishing the college first surfaced in 2003. Two years in the past, within the PML-N authorities, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) gave a closing approval to the undertaking. PTI


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