The move is part of the plan to promote medical education in the province. The new colleges will be established in Karak, Charsadda, Buner, Haripur, and Mansehra. They will be set up under a public-private partnership.
The project is in the Annual Development Program of the provincial government. It will be carried out in coordination with Khyber Medical University (KMU) Chief Minister KP, Mahmood Khan, had previously directed Health Secretary to visit these cities and present a feasibility report at the earliest.
Construction of new medical and dental colleges to be established in Karachi will begin in two months. The new colleges will provide students a chance to pursue affordable medical education, says Health Secretary Dr Shafqat Mahmood Afzal Kishwer Siddiqui.
The KP government has approved Rs. 3.109 billion for the establishment of an agriculture university in Dera Ismail Khan. The university will be set up by upgrading the agriculture department of Gomal University. It will stretch over 1,000 kanals that will be acquired from Gomal.