Health, education prime focus of govt: Governor

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APP27-25 MULTAN: October 25 – Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar addressing during 1st Convocation of Nishtar Medical University. APP photo by Safdar Abbas

MULTAN, Oct 25 (APP)::Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Thursday said that health and education were very important fields and prime focus of the incumbent government.
Speaking at the 1st convocation of Nishtar Medical University (MNU) here, he heaped praise on the position holder female doctors. He said that girls were knocking out boys in education field, adding that Pakistan might be the only country in the world in future where boys would be allocated quota for admission to medical colleges if the situation remains the same.
The girl students were far ahead of boys as far as securing positions was concerned, he said adding that today three girl students got 12 gold medals.
He advised graduating doctors to always respect their parents and teachers alike and never forget their roots, especially when they attain high positions in life.
He said that he always approached his parents whenever he faced hard times, adding that their blessings and prayers always made a difference.
Medicines was one of the noblest professions and doctors were the refection of Allah Almighty, he said adding that they were ‘messiahs’ for the ailing humanity.
“If Allah blesses one with power and wealth, one should serve the humanity,” Chaudhry Sarwar said.
About the NMU, the governor said it was one of the oldest and premier medicines institutions of the country, adding that the University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Nishtar Medical University (NMU) were gaining new heights of success.
Pakistan was facing shortage of electricity, the governor said and added that he had asked all public and private universities to shift to solar systems for which the government would extend full support.
Earlier, NMU Vice Chancellor Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha highlighted the achievements of the university in field of medicines. He said that they were working on water conservation and trying their level best to take the NMU to international standards.
The governor gave away medals and awards to positions holder doctors. Parliamentarians, VC BZU Dr Tahir Amin, VC MNSUA Dr Asif Ali, ED CPEIC Dr Rana Altaf, parents, high-ups of district administration and a large number of students attended the convocation.