Government Girls Associate College Dhok Dalal, with a capacity of accommodating 1000 students, will be the first girls’ college in the garrison city to be equipped with modern facilities including state-of-the-art elevators which will be used by the students and the faculty members to navigate their way to their respective classrooms in the four-storied building.
A total of Rs350 million has been released for immediate completion of the new under-construction college while Rs400 million for the start of the new Waqarun-Nisa Women University will be released in the third week of October after which the new women's university will also be made functional.
Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will formally inaugurate the college, which is being built on five kanals of land at Dhok Dalal Chowk, in the last week of November. The girls’ college will also have a state-of-the-art science laboratory and online library which will be connected with universities and libraries around the world through the internet.
A state-of-the-art computer lab comprising 70 to 100 modern computers will also be built in the college. Further, all indoor games will also be available for the interest of the students. Three floors of this college have been completed so far while the roof of the 4th floor is going to be laid by the end of this week.
Former federal interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed visited the college building on Thursday and inspected the ongoing construction work. The contractor said that the construction of the college will be completed in 45 days. Finishing, plumbing, woodwork, grilling, electrical work and installation of lift will also be started simultaneously from the ground floor in the next week.
Whereas furniture, science laboratory and computer lab machinery will be purchased and installed in the mid of November and the renovation work will be completed by November 25.
The former federal minister said that the notification of Waqarun-Nisa Women University has been issued. “When the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz came to power in Punjab for two to three months, its funds were withheld,” Rashid alleged and added that the funds would be released by the end of the current month with which preparations would be started to make the new university functional.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2022.
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