MULTAN-The PPP and PTI have reached a settlement on the issue of firing on the vehicles of each other's leaders and both the parties expressed their consent to withdraw the applications filed for the registration of police cases.

Ali Qasim Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, told media on Monday that PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry had contacted Gilani family and offered reconciliation role on which the PPP leadership decided not to pursue the issue in police.

A PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan had accused the guards of Ali Moosa Gilani of opening fire on the convoy of Imran Khan near Pattoki. On the other hand, Ali Moosa Gilani alleged that the vehicles from the convoy of Imran Khan had hit his vehicle while he was on way to Lahore.

FIRST PHASE OF CHANGE MAKER

INSTITUTE PROJECT CONCLUDES

Vice Chancellor (VC), Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan (MNSUAM), Prof Dr Asif Ali said on Monday the varsity is striving hard to persuade students towards entrepreneurship so that they could offer jobs to others instead of running after jobs.

Addressing the concluding session of first phase of Change Maker Institute Project here at the varsity, the VC added that the project offered hands-on training opportunities to the students which polished their leadership capabilities. He said that the programme also made the students aware of importance of entrepreneurship .

He disclosed that the MNSUAM launched a number of community development projects under which South Punjab Agricultural Forum was established and a number of plantation campaigns launched. He hoped that the varsity would succeed to develop its repute in next one decade besides emerging as an identity of Multan in the world.

Speaking on this occasion, country director of British Council Ms. Rose Merry pointed out that the job opportunities shrank in Pakistan due to rapid increase in the population of the youth.

"That's why we have launched a number of projects with different universities of Pakistan to promote the idea of entrepreneurship. It enables the students to generate employment for themselves and others as well," she added. She said that Pakistan was a big market which had plenty of business opportunities.

Ali Raza Khan, Chief Executive of Yes Network, said that the citizens below the age of 30 constituted a major portion of national population and they needed new ideas to put the country on path of progress. He added that his organisation was working with over 50 universities.