One may disagree with Imran Khan on his political views, and one may sling mud on him over his playboy status of yesteryears, or one may rebuke him over his family issues, but one cannot in his right mind could negate the service Imran Khan has done to this nation in the form of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and the Namal University in Mianwali.
Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Lahore is fully functional and giving unprecedented service to thousands of people for free. Now Namal University is about to be functional in a matter of days and then the people of Mianwali, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kundian, Attock and many other remote areas would be able to study on the modern lines in one of the best universities in the Pakistan equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and run by the able staff of Bradford University, UK of which Imran Khan is also a chancellor.
Namal College has become an associate college of the Bradford University and already 60 students have commenced their studies at this joint which is surrounded by beautiful lake and mountains and lush green plains and sheer poverty.
Mianwali is one of the most backward areas of Pakistan, and it is marred with little industry, poor educational opportunities and outcomes, and high unemployment. Due to the ignorance and feudal culture, many people of Mianwali (especially Dr. Sher Afgun, the parliamentary affair minister of Pervez Musharraf government) put many obstacles in the way of this university and they tried to divide the people on ethnic grounds.
They put the blame on Imran Khan that he was establishment university in the area of Awans and was depriving Niazis. These people threatened the architects, masons, contractors and other staff throughout these three years, but Imran’s resolve enabled the area to have it’s first university, and it would surely play a pivotal role in bringing prosperity in this area.
I urge the Pakistanis that they please donate more and more for this promising project as they helped Imran in the establishment of Cancer Hospital.