Chief Minister Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti has laid the foundation stone of Khan
Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan and inaugurated the formal commencement of
classes in Mardan Post Graduate College.

The teaching will start in 11 different disciplines from 4th of May.

On the occasion addressing the gathering the chief minister said that the
elected coalition government in the province is committed for bringing peace and
prosperity in the province. We will take decisions for the security of our
homeland and for the establishment of peace adding that further bloodshed and
destruction are un-bearable.

On the occasion MNA KhanZada Khan,Provincial ,Minister for Higher Education
Qazi Muhammad Asad,MPAs,Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Dr.Ihsan
Ali,Project Director Bacha Khan Medical College Prof.Zia-ul-Islam,Information
Minister Mian Iftekhar Hussain,Minister for School and Literacy Sardar Hussain
Babak were also present.

The Chief Minister said that the establishment of university in Mardan was not
only dreamed by the people but was also my desire which was practicalised in a
span of one year short period. He said that the establishment of the university
is a gift of the government on its first anniversary for the people of the
province and reiterated the firm resolve that irrespective of difficult and
complicated circumstances he himself with the support of coalition parties will
materialize the dream of prosperous and developed province.

“It is our collective responsibility and the propaganda of certain political
parties that the development funds of different districts are using for the
development of Mardan,is baseless. The development fund of Mardan in the past
was utilized for the development of other districts but now including Mardan no
any district will be deprieved of their rights.”he declared.

The chief minister thanked District Nazim Himayat Ullah Mayar,Dr.Ihsan Ali,Sahib
Zada Shakib for their efforts in materializing the establishment of Abdul Wali
Khan University in Mardan. He appealed the political parties to bury their
political difference and work collectively for the development of the province
which is the need of the hour.

The chief minister further said that work on mega projects of roads in Mardan
will start soon and assured Dr.Ihsan Ali and his team that deficiency of
resources will not hinder the completion of the project as soon as possible and
will play his role in the solution of problems occur to universities due to
Higher Education Commission.

“Our province will be debarred from the kit on PSDP projects due to
circumstances and conditions in the province on my request to the Prime Minister
of Pakistan and I am thankful to the Prime Minister for this.”He declared.

On the occasion shield was presented to the chief guest on behalf of the
University and District Government. While chief minister in turn presented
shields to Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Dr.Ihsan Ali, Sahib Zada
Ahmad Shakib,Ijaz Khan Yousuf Zai,Ameer Abd-ur-Rahman and others for their
valueable services. Later on the chief minister laid down the foundation stone
of Administration Bloc of the University.