On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan shared the master plan of his “dream knowledge city” at the Namal University, the major construction of which is expected to end by 2027.
Imran Khan shared a video on Twitter with the caption “The Master Plan of my dream to build Pakistan’s first knowledge city.”
The Master Plan of my dream to build Pakistan’s first knowledge city. pic.twitter.com/uxZKAUGFzc— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 26, 2020
On Saturday, he launched the first phase of the ‘knowledge city’ project to be established at the Namal University, located in his hometown Mianwali.
His plan carries to complete the first phase by 2023 which will accommodate 800 students and 50 faculty members while the major construction of the work would be completed by 2027.
The knowledge city is expected to include academic blocks, libraries, technology parks, business centers, dairy farms, primary and secondary schools, sports facilities, a hospital, shopping centers, hotels, and a housing colony for staff, faculty, and students.
His one of the videos of 2005, where he shared on the Instagram account, seen pointing to the Namal College building in the background and explaining how when he saw “this wilderness, I imagined a knowledge city… the sort of knowledge city like Oxford University where I went to and which inspired me”.
“And hence you see Namal College, which, in my opinion, is the beginning — God-willing — of the biggest knowledge city in Pakistan,” he says in the video.
Ambitiously underlining his plan and the Namal College’s surrounding areas, he adds: “The land stretches for miles and miles ahead in this wilderness, where I hope there will be medical schools, there will be engineering schools, there will be textile schools, it would become the center of education in Pakistan and a beautiful environment where you have a lake where the students will have recreation and then you see the salt range, one of the oldest rock structures in Pakistan, with the oldest historical monuments lying up in these ranges.”
“And of course, then there’s this road which goes all the way to Islamabad and, the other way, it goes to the Indus Highway and also to the tribal areas of Pakistan,” he says.