PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra stressed upon higher education institutes to focus on the provision of research based quality education.

Presiding over the Senate meeting of Khushal Khan Khattak University in Peshawar on Tuesday, he said universities are playing major role in improving the socio-economic conditions of the people.

The meeting approved revised annual budget of the university for previous and current fiscal year.

He said that research papers would help students identify problems and innovate.

The governor stressed the need for improving standard of research projects and establishing a sustainable linkage with industries.

The governor said the solution to this problem did not lie in creating an educated elite rather we should create an educated society to fight the forces of ignorance, obscurantism and backwardness.