I am pleased to see the establishment of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) – an achievement we have been looking forward to. I hope this university will develop into an institution of higher education at par with leading universities of the country. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate High Excellency Raja Zulqarnain Khan, the President State of Azad Kashmir/Chancellor on this occasion.

As I was involved in the process of the establishment of the university, I am pleased to admit that I witnessed a great deal of eagerness and commitment on the part of university administration to create another institution of higher education in Azad Kashmir of highest quality. Keeping this in view, I am certain that not only will MUST soon attain a respectable position in the comity of universities of Pakistan but it will soon become one of the best institutions of higher education in the country.

I would urge the university administration to conform to quality criteria and standards of Higher Education Commission right from its outset and become a model for other institutions of higher education.

MUST has opened new door of opportunities in higher education in the country. As a wide range of subjects is offered, I hope the university will play an important role in fulfilling higher education needs of the country.

I am also pleased to convey the commitment of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to provide the required funding to this nascent university. I would also like to assure the university of full HEC support in helping a smooth take off.

I wish MUST best of luck in its future endeavours.
Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Higher Education Commission