Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed singer and actor Ali Zafar as ambassador to the Namal Knowledge City, a centre of academic excellence for the marginalised population residing in remote areas of the country.
“Honoured to be nominated ambassador to the first & biggest knowledge city in Pakistan “Namal Knowledge City” envisioned by the honourable Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI designed by @tonyashai,” informed the celebrity in a tweet from his official handle on Sunday.
Honoured to be nominated ambassador to the first & biggest knowledge city in Pakistan “Namal Knowledge City” envisioned by the honourable Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI designed by @tonyashai. Knowledge is key for the development of a country and its people. pic.twitter.com/ttQn4cuyA0— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 25, 2020
He said knowledge plays a key role in the development of a country and society.
On Saturday, PM Imran performed a ground breaking ceremony of Namal Knowledge City phase 1 in Mianwali.
Addressing the ceremony, he stressed upon availability of affordable and quality higher education opportunities for the talented youth of Pakistan as good education laid the foundation for a tolerant and progressive society.
The prime minister was briefed that after completion of first phase, more than 10,000 students from deprived areas would benefit from the Knowledge City.
It was informed that this project would be environment friendly and would have a state of the art green structure.
PM Imran, in his address, paid special tribute and expressed deep gratitude for the commitments made by donors worth millions of dollars.
He also expressed his desire to transform the institute into an internationally renowned center of excellence.