Governor wants Aitchison branches in Faisalabad, Multan
* Separate campus for female students in Lahore being considered
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool on Friday formed a task-force to open branches of Aitchison College in Faisalabad, Multan and other large cities in addition to a separate campus for female students in Lahore.
Presiding over a meeting of the college’s board of governors, the governor directed the task-force to submit recommendations within three months.
The meeting was attended by Punjab chief secretary Kamran Rasool, Punjab Governor’s princicpal secretary Muhammad Ziaur Rehman, Punjab Treasury secretary Salman Siddiqui, education secretary Shahid Rasheed, Aitchison Principal Shamim Saifullah Khan, Syed Babar Ali, Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, Raza Quli Khan Khattak, Tariq Saeed Saigol, Sikandar Hayat Jamali, Nauman Ahmad Khan and Baigum Tauqeer Zia.
The meeting also discussed to nominate the name of Justice (r) Soaindar Singh, member of the board of governors of the Yadwindar Public School of Patiala (India), as an Aitchison College board member to represent Old Aitchsonains living in India. The meeting also approved recommendations for the college’s budget for 2005.
The governor praised prominent industrialist Babar Ali for offering to build a multi-purpose complex for the students of prep class. He also directed the college administration to develop a system to allocate 30 percent seats for outstanding poor children whose expenses would be born by Old Aitchisonians.