Govt increases varsities grant to Rs1.5 billion

Published: October 31, 2019


QUETTA: Balochistan government’s University Finance Commission has increased the financial grant of the varsities from Rs550 million to Rs1,500 million for promoting higher education.

The decision was made during the second meeting of the commission – founded by the incumbent government – presided over by Balochistan Minister for Finance Zahoor Ahmed Buledi on Tuesday night.

Vice chancellors and their representatives from eight universities of the province, Finance Secretary Noorul Haque Baloch and others were present in the meeting.

The finance minister said: “The increase in the financial grant will boost the financial status of universities and resolve their issues.”

During the meeting, the financial difficulties of all the universities were reviewed.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st, 2019.

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