Pakistan to have first IT university in Lahore
STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistans first information technology university is being set up in Lahore, Punjab, for which the provincial government is mulling to allocate for this purpose in the next financial year.
According to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the provincial government would provide free-of-cost land for the university, which would be managed by an autonomous board for keeping the highest standard of computer education.
The CM, while addressing a function at the Arfa Karim IT Centre, said the first campus of the PTU had been set up on the sixth floor of Arfa Karim Software Technology Park where classes would start from September this year, says a government handout.
Over 1,000 students would be equipped with modern education in computer science in this campus while 6,000 students would study in the permanent campus of the PTU at Dera Rakh Chahal on Ring Road.
In his remarks, Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Javed Leghari said the establishment of PTU would bring about a revolution in the IT sector.
Punjab Information Technology Board chairman Dr Umar Saif said that an IT university of international standard being established in the provincial metropolis would play an important role in equipping the youth with modern knowledge.