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LAHORE(UNN): Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that all below par university campuses, failing to meet international educational standards, will be closed down in the province.
Addressing businessmen and traders at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) here on Wednesday, he said education was right of the youth and no injustice would be tolerated in this regard, adding that no educational institution will be allowed to play with the future of students. Punjab Governor, referring to protests by students of a private university, advised students against taking to the roads and come to him as his doors were open to the students and the youth. He said the government will have to take tough decisions to put country’s economy on the right track and turn into a vibrant one, adding that wrong economic policies of the previous government had caused great setback to economy and losses to the business community.
Talking about the sorry state of affairs on the economic front, Ch Sarwar said it was a pity that the country’s imports were 50 billion dollars while our exports stood at mere 20 billion dollars due to poor economic policies of the previous regime. Taking credit for the award of GSP plus status to the 96 percent Pakistani products in the European Union markets, Punjab Governor said the previous government had failed to draw the maximum benefit from the facility. He said it was top priority of the PTI government to resolve all problems faced by the industrial sector, adding that textile industry stakeholders had promised to raise the textile production by 2.5 percent. He said the gas prices for the industry in Punjab were brought at par with the other provinces, adding that the government and the business community will have to work together for access to the international markets and progress and prosperity of the country. He urged the LCCI office-bearers to share burden of the government and work for the provision of clean drinking water to the masses.
Punjab governor said the campaign was being launched against encroachments, adding that no pressure could stop the government from its target of clearing the encroachments.
The LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed apprised Punjab Governor Ch muhmmad Sarwar of the problems faced by the business community. The LCCI representatives also called upon the government to withdraw the levy of withholding tax.
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