Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) & Telecom, Syed Ameen Ul Haq paid visit to Virtual University of Pakistan, Kala Shah Kaku, Campus and reviewed the construction progress of the Genomic Center on November 9, 2020. On this occasion, the Federal Minister planted a sapling under the planation activity of Virtual University following the PM vision. He also inaugurated the new Learning Management System launched by Virtual University at Virtual University, M.A Jinnah Campus, Lahore. Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) & Telecom, Syed Ameen Ul Haq visited VU, KSK Campus and was received by the Rector, Virtual University, Mr. Naeem Tariq along with Director ICT, Mr. Ehsen Zafar Puri, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Arif Rafiq, Director ORIC, Dr. Arshad Hussain Hashmi, Registrar Virtual University, Dr. Mohsin Javaid, Director Administration, Mr. Ahmer Sayeed Qazi, General Manager VUTV, Mr. Babar Ali, Director Campuses, Mr. Farhan Sadiq and Project Director DigiSkills, Mr. Zafar Alvi. The Federal Minister appreciated the work progress of Genomic Center at VU, KSK Campus. He also appreciated Virtual University for providing quality education to the masses across Pakistan and abroad. He lauded the facilities provided by VU to its students and its convenience to study at anytime, anywhere. He said that the current government is serious in promoting education through E-Learning. He said that Digital Pakistan is the dream of Prime Minister, Imran Khan. The Ministry of IT and Telecom is facilitating all such initiatives which support the vision of Digital Pakistan. The Ministry of IT and Telecom along with Virtual University is working on all those projects that will create employment opportunities in the country. VU has executed the DigiSkills Training Project in a very effective manner and with their support, the target of 1Millon enrollments was achieved ahead of time. Recently, a meeting of higher management of VU was held with the President of Pakistan which yielded excellent results. He said that the Ministry is trying to move Pakistan forward in the field of education. Although we have limitations due to low budget in education sector however, efforts are being made to increase the current percentage of the budget up to 10% of the country’s GDP. We have huge portion of young population in the country and we are trying to equip them with latest knowledge and skills so well educated and skill based young workforce will contribute towards country progress which will lead us towards prosperity. Our goal is to create skilled workforce in the country. He appreciated VU mode of education and its affordable fee structure. It is important to bring women forward in every field. Efforts are being made to increase the role of women. Women make up 54% of the country’s population. The target is for everyone in Pakistan to have a smartphone. He visited Virtual University, M.A Jinnah Campus (Head Office) and inaugurated the newly launched “Learning Management System” for VU students. At the end, a visit to VU TV Department was made where briefing about TV Department was given. Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) & Telecom, Syed Ameen Ul Haq appreciated the e-learning education of Virtual University and assured them full support from the Ministry of IT and Telecom.