Interim governor praises Musharraf for establishing KIU
Gilgit, October 5: The credit for establishing Gilgit – Baltistan’s first university goes to Pervez Musharraf. His efforts for establishing the university deserve honest appreciation. I have no political affiliation with Musharrraf or his party, but it is a fact that KIU was established during his government.
These views were expressed today by the interim governor of Gilgit – Baltistan, Wazir Baig, while he was addressing a ceremony held for commencement of B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) courses at Karakuram International University.
The interim governor also paid glowing tributes to different segments of the society, including politicians, bureaucrats, civil society activists, student leaders and lawyers, who played vital roles in advocating the cause of getting a university for the region.
The governor also said that the present PPP government is taking key interest in development of Gilgit – Baltistan. Baig also said that President Zardari would soon be visiting the region and during his visit he would announce establishment of a separate women university for the region. He also said that the PM Gillani has already visited GB four times, which is a record in the region’s history.
He also said that during the next four years medical and engineering colleges would also be established in the region.
The gathering was also addressed by VC Dr. Najma and GB Education Secretary Professor Mehboob, among others.