The construction work of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Rahim Yar Khan Campus has started. In the first phase, academic block is being established at a cost of Rs100 million.

IUB Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar visited the project site to review the pace of work such as water supply, electricity, sewerage and car parking. He said that when he assumed the charge in 2010, the Higher Education of Pakistan had decided to abandon the projects of Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan sub-campuses and Agriculture College. “However, I initiated my efforts at federal and provincial levels for the restoration of the three projects. With the blessing of Allah Almighty, these projects are about to complete while the work on Rahim Yar Khan Campus has commenced,” he said.

The IUB has focused all its resources to complete the project within the next one and a half years at cost of Rs 460 million so that the local youth could be able to get benefit at their doorsteps.

Earlier, the VC was warmly received by Campus Director Dr Shakir Ali Ghazali, faculty members and students. Presiding over a meeting of campus faculty and staff, the vice chancellor discussed various issues relating to academic and administrative affairs. The vice chancellor also attended the annual function of Swedish College of Technology, Rahim Yar Khan during his stay in the city.

Rahim Yar Khan DPO Sohail Habib Tajik also called on the vice chancellor and appreciated his contribution to educational progress of the region.

Dr Mukhtar. He also visited the manufacturing plant of a multinational company to explore placement opportunities for IUB graduates.

Dean Faculty of Science Dr Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Arts Dr Razia Musarrat, Dean Faculty of Education Dr Asghar Hashmi, UCET Principal Jan Muhammad Kerio and Registrar Muhammad Ali Wallana also accompanied the vice chancellor during the visit.