SAEED GHANI SAYS STUDENTS SHOULD FEEL PROUD TO STUDY AT SMIU AS QUAID-I-AZAM MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH WAS ONE OF THE STUDENTS OF THIS HISTORICAL INTUITION KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani has said that it was indeed a matter of proud for Sindh Madressahtul Islam University that our Founder and one of the greatest leaders of the world Quadi-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had attended this prestigious university. The Provincial Minister said that this very fact was also a matter of proud for every student of this university that our beloved leader sat on the chairs where these students were sitting now. He said this while addressing as chief guest a convention of Sindh Madressahtul Islam University held at Expo Centre on Saturday. Saeed Ghani said that whenever one talked about Sindh Madressahtul Islam University the first personality that came to mind was Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The provincial minister for information said that it was pleasing to know that at present Sindh Madressahtul Islam University had been ranked amongst the top most educational institutions of the country. He said that the efforts of vice chancellor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh could not be denied in making this university one of the top most universities of the country. Saeed Ghani said that the Sindh government should also be applauded for rewarding this prestigious educational institution the status of university. He said that to study in any of the highest ranked universities in the world was a matter of proud, but to study in Sindh Madressahtul Islam university add extra value to it for the reason that that the Founder of Pakistan the great Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was one of the students of this historical educational institution. Saeed Ghani said that the other universities should also follow the footsteps of SMIU towards the swift progress in becoming one of the leading educational institutions of the country. The provincial minister regretted that albeit the Sindh government had done miraculous reforms in Education and Health sectors of the province but the same had not been acknowledged by the media for unknown reasons. He said that the development and progress of any country was linked to a better educational system. Saeed Ghani said that it was a matter of proud for me to address today’s convention as he said that he always respected SMIU for his historical importance. The Minister also felicitated the students who had just completed their university education from SMIU especially the position holders and gold medalists. He also said that the educational institutions on the name of Bhutto family should not be talked about solely. These educational intuitions were providing best and updated education to the students, he said. Later while talking to the media Saeed Ghani said that the attendants of the Azadi March were peaceful and they had not done anything against the prevalent laws of the country. The provincial minister for information said that Prime Minister Imran Khan called for civil disobedience during his sit-in when he was not in power. He said that the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf were provoking the peaceful attendants of Azadi March. Responding to a question regarding the arrival of Fatima Bhutto, Saeed Ghani said that he always respected Fatima Bhutto being a member of Bhutto family and she was a legal heir of the Bhutto family, but only Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was the political heir of the Bhutto family. Although the minister said that it also was the right of Fatima Bhutto to take part in politics as and whenever she wanted to. Responding to another question the minister said that anti-rabies vaccine was available at Jinnah Post Medical Centre. Saeed Ghani said that the shortage of anti-rabies vaccine was not limited to Sindh alone. The issue was being faced by the whole country due to unavailability of vaccine from China and India, he added. He said that the Sindh government was ensuring the availability of essential vaccines in all its hospitals. If there was any deficiency of vaccines in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital it should be reported to the Sindh government, the essential requirements would be fulfilled, he added.

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