The federal and provincial governments have initiated four development projects worth PKR1,840.75 million for the uplift of Government College University (GCU), Lahore. Out of this highest ever development funds allocation for GCU, a budget of PKR410 million is allocated for the fiscal year 2021-22 only, GCU said in its press release.
“The Federal Ministry of Planning and Development approved PKR1158 million for Phase-II of the GCU’s New Campus. The other three projects are reflected in Punjab’s Annual Development Program (ADP) 2021-22. The total costs of Girls’ Hostel, Swimming Pool and Sufism Center are PKR440 million, PKR143.278 million and PKR100 million, respectively.
“The most prominent of the projects is the establishment of Sheikh Abul Hasan Ash-Shadhili Sufism, Science & Technology Research Centre. The construction of girls’ hostel at the main campus will also meet a long time demand from GCU’s girls, and the provision of swimming pool will offer great opportunities for GCU to host international standards of swimming competitions.
“The Phase-II of the New Campus at Kala Shah Kaku will substantiate the academic and extracurricular activities. The Phase-2 includes construction of academic block for 1200 students, hostel, residence for staff and external development works.”