UHS should take a leadership role in health sector preparing doctors, health professionals to serve the Nation

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 Prof. Ahsan Iqbal says

UHS should take a leadership role in
health sector preparing doctors, health
professionals to serve the Nation

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, has said that University of Health Sciences should take a leadership role in health sector and prepare doctors and other health professional with an aim to serve the nation. The world had entered into a knowledge revolution and the government is determined to make Pakistan one of the top 25 economics of the world in next 10 years.  He was speaking atan award distribution ceremony held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) last month.


Prof. Ahsan Iqbal was the guest speaker at University of Health Sciences recently.
Picture taken on the occasion shows Prof. Maj. Gen. M. Aslam VC UHS
presenting him a mementoe. Photographed on extreme right

is Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan Pro VC UHS.

“This is not the age of war of political forces but an era of clash of economic theories”, he said adding that we had to follow on agenda of socio-economic uplift instead of a political gains.   Prof. Ahsan Iqbal further said that sustained development and prosperity was not possible with negative thoughts. The people have to adopt a positive approach. The country is emerging out of darkness and entering into an era of enlightenment.

Continuing Prof. Ahsan Iqbal said that “It was the same Pakistan which was termed as the ‘most dangerous country’ of the world by the western media in 2013. Today, the same media is calling Pakistan an emerging economy similar to Columbia”, he remarked.The government has increased the budgetary allocation for Higher Education Commission from Rs.48 billion to Rs.78 billion. “For the first time in last two years, there have been collaborative efforts to eradicate polio and make Pakistan a polio-free country in next one year”.

Stressing the need for the development of human resource, which is a key for inclusive and sustainable growth, the planning minister said that a holistic approach was needed for human resource development by synergizing efforts on education, health, nutrition and population. He called for reforming the national curriculum to nurture critical thinking, creativity and innovative skills, which is the essence of knowledge.


Prof. Ahsan Iqbal Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms photographed along with
the Prof. Maj. Gen. M. Aslam VC, Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan Pro VC and senior faculty of UHS as well
as top position holders in various disciplines of the University who were presented

awards at the function held at UHS last month.

According to him there were seven main factors most important for preparation of Pakistan Vision-2025. These factors included energy security, self-reliance in growth rate, development of human resources, social development, value addition in production units, modernization and regional connectivity of infrastructure, promotion of small and medium enterprises, and lastly democratic governance of institution reforms.“Vision 2025 is a long term project for socio economic prosperity of the country on sustainable basis”, he remarked.

Earlier, shields and certificates were distributed among the top position holders in various disciplines of the University. Those who were awarded included  UrujZehra (Anatomy), Mah Jabeen Muneera (Anatomy), Ansa Rabia (Anatomy), Nadia Majeed (Anatomy), Kanwal Saeed (Anatomy), Muhammad Kamran Ameer (Anatomy), Nadia Ahmad Ch. (Anatomy), Sobia Imtiaz (Biochemistry), Asifa Ashraf (Biochemistry),  Nadia Rasheed (Biochemistry), Shabbir Hussain (Biochemistry), Asima Karim (Physiology), Aqeela Hamad Butt (Physiology), Uzma Zafar (Physiology), Huma Saeed Khan (Physiology), Mudassar Ali Roomi (Physiology), AfsheenZakir (Physiology), Sehrish Nadyme (Human Genetics & Molecular Biology), Zeenat Usman (Human Genetics & Molecular Biology), Huma Amin (Haematology), Syed Khizar Abbas Rizvi (Haematology), Aisha Hameed (Haematology), Sidrah Saleem (Microbiology), Saima Inam (Microbiology), Muhammad Yasir (Microbiology), Gul Afshan (Immunology), Maryam Shujat (Pharmacology), Waqar Ahmed Siddiqui (Pharmacology), Samina Zaheer (Oral Pathology), Saima Qadir (Oral Pathology), Uzma Nabi (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology) and Sobia Sadiq Naseem (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology).

UHS VC Maj. Gen (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam also spoke on the occasion.(PR)