CM approves master plan for the establishment of

Swat University of Agriculture.

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan on Thursday approved the master plan for the establishment of the Swat University of Agriculture.

The approval of the master plan was given by Chief Minister during a meeting held here wherein it was also decided that the groundbreaking of Swat Agriculture University will be performed in June 2021.

Chairing the meeting, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed participants to get PC:1 of the project approved by concerned authorities by April 15, next.

Arrangements for the groundbreaking of the project should be finalized by June month of the current year, Chief Minister added.

The establishment of Swat Agriculture University is of prime importance for the whole of the Malakand Division, Mahmood Khan remarked.

Swat Agriculture University will help in the promotion of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, and other related sectors in the whole of Malakand division, he added.

Setting up Swat Agriculture University is in need of the hour in making Khyber Pakhtunkhwa self-sufficient in agriculture produce.

The meeting has also informed that process of land acquisition for Swat Agriculture University has been completed.

The university will have five separate faculties and 23 departments while classes will be initiated in a phased manner focusing on more important subjects including mountain horticulture, livestock, fisheries, food technology, and plant production.