The Prime Minister—Imran Khan inaugurated the Islamabad National University on Friday. This university would be established in the Prime Minister House, which is presently not in use owing to the refusal of PM Khan to use the house as a fulfilment of his election promise.
The conversion of the PM House into a university was vowed by Imran Khan during both of his election campaigns that is of 2013 and 2018. Back in September after he was elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, he denied moving into the house of PM vacated by the ex-PM of Pakistan and made the announcement that it would soon be transformed into a university. The made promise was fulfilled on Friday after the Prime Minister inaugurate the Islamabad National University.
The university would initially be established in the current building of PM House, with the plans of adding more departments and offices in future by making use of the extensive grounds present as part of the PM House estate.
While speaking at the ceremony, the PM said that the formation of this university is a sign that Pakistan needs to develop its education and human resources. He vowed that the PTI government would give much needed attention to education and the overall level of education would be improved during the tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Imran Khan also assured that his government would give complete support to the Higher Education Commission for improving the standard of education in the country.
The university would also be home to the institute of advanced studies in its first phase which would provide many more opportunities for research in Pakistan.