Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday performed groundbreaking of the state-of-the-art King Hamad University of Nursing and Allied Medical Services, being established with the assistance of the brotherly country Bahrain.

Speaking on the occasion, Nawaz said the government is committed to improving the quality of human resource in the nursing profession and to further enhance its prestige. He expressed the confidence that the university will bring quality of nursing care in Pakistan at par with international standards.

The Prime Minister said health is one of the top priority of the government. It has introduced major reforms and initiated projects focused on poorest of the poor.

 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced construction of fifty state-of-the-art hospitals in densely populated and marginalized areas throughout the country.

Nawaz described the proposed university as a significant leap forward in improving healthcare sector in the country as it would help fill an important gap in the healthcare field. He said there was dearth of properly qualified and trained nurses and the project would help overcome this problem.