LAHORE: The Punjab University is setting up a Cancer Research Centre to treat and prevent the fatal disease, said Vice Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar.
He said that the university has also been contacted by the Oxford University for collaboration in this regard.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a three-day short course on cancer biology at Al-Raazi Hall on Tuesday. The event was organized by the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
Dr Akhtar urged researchers to explore on how this disease is having an impact on the socioeconomic development of the country. He said PU would provide all resources for such research projects. “Public money is being spent on institutions of higher learning and it is our duty to pay back them back by presenting solutions to their problems.”
The vice chancellor urged the researchers to work diligently as dedication is always rewarded. There is a dire need to ensure quality and meet standards in the manufacturing and service sectors, he added.
The Punjab University’s 128th convocation will be held at the Faisal Auditorium on Saturday, February 23.
A meeting was presided over by Dr Akhtar held at VC’s office committee room on Tuesday to review all arrangements.
Convener Convocation Coordination Committee Dr Mubbesher Munawar Khan, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Acting Controller of Examinations Muhammad Rauf Nawaz, deans of various faculties and convocation coordination committee members also attended the meeting.
The meeting was briefed on various measures being taken to successfully organise the convocation. The vice chancellor instructed the conveners of committees to ensure the best facilities at the event.