PESHAWAR, 27 October: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet has formally approved the establishment of three new universities in Mardan, Lakki Marwat and Dera Ismail Khan.

The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Thursday also approved Universities Amendment Ordinance. According to a statement issued by the KP Information Department, the three universities include University of Lakki Marwat, DI Khan Agriculture University and Mardan Engineering and Technology University.

The cabinet meeting was told that presently 28 universities are providing higher education in different departments in KP.