Peshawar: #CT#Peshawar/CT#Khyber Medical University has established its campus for Hazara Region at Abbottabad. Formal classes will commence in the campus KMU Institute of Health Sciences Hazara from next month. Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice (R) Syed Arshad Hussain Shah formally inaugurated the campus during his visit to Abbottabad the other day. While briefing the Chief Minister about the programs to be offered in the campus, it was told that the campus was established to cater for the need of the entire Hazara Region, and it will fulfill the needs of post-graduation in medical field adding that campus is offering a diversity of undergraduates programs including Allied Health Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy.
It was further told that medical graduates can get the opportunity of admission in Public Health, Health Research, Epidemiology and basic medical sciences post graduates degree program. The Chief Minister termed the establishment of KMU Hazara Campus as an important step to promote medical education in the region and said that with the establishment of the campus, the medical graduates of the region would get facility of specialized training in various medical specialties at their door steps. While lauding the role of KMU in producing trained human resource in various medical fields, Arshad Hussain Shah expressed the hope that the University will continue its activities in a more effective manner. Besides Vice Chancellor KMU, Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq and Commissioner Hazara, Zaheer Ul Islam, high ups of district administration and KMU management were also present on the occasion.
Later on, the Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R) Syed Arshad Hussain Shah engaged with the delegations from Mansehra Bar Association, Abbottabad Bar Association, and Haripur Bar Association to address their issues. The delegation apprised the Chief Minister of the issues faced by the lawyers' communities in these districts. Accompanied by Commissioner Hazara Division Syed Zaheerul Islam, Deputy Commissioner Abbottabad Khalid Iqbal, and DPO Abbottabad Umar Tufail, the Chief Minister discussed ways and means to resolve those issues with the delegations comprising Sardar Basharat, Muhammad Rafiq Yusuf, Asad Saeed Khan and others.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister agreed in principle to provide space for the offices of Abbottabad lawyers community and directed the concerned authorities for necessary steps in this regard. The delegation highlighted the issue of the earthquake effected Mir Pur High School, and the Chief Minister instructed the authorities of Communication and Works department to assess the reconstruction costs for Mir Pur High School, damaged during the 2005 earthquake. On the demand of the delegates for setting up examination centers in Abbottabad, Swat, D.I.Khan for civil judge exams to be conducted by the K Public Service Commission from January 16, 2024, the Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities for necessary steps to this end to facilitate candidates and enable them to participate in the said exams at local level.