LAHORE:10 December:Provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht has said that students should get full command of information & communication technologies to take part in the development process. They should also equip themselves with the latest needs of the 21st century. We will have to get full command on engineering, IT and other latest fields of knowledge to compete the world. In this regard, research and innovation will have to be given particular importance. According to a handout issued here Monday, the minister stated that he expressed these views while presiding over a meeting before the inaugural ceremony of new block of computer sciences and information technology at Khawaja Farid University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan. Addressing the meeting, Finance Minister said that the government was giving particular attention to education and universities were being set up in districts. He said that capacity of Khawaja Farid University of Engineering and Information Technology would be enhanced adding that approval of phase-II of the university was in the last step and funds would be issued soon. He assured of providing every possible step to make it the best university. He observed that university alumni would be benefitted of industrialisation process in the district adding that the government was working to provide higher education and employment opportunities at district level. Later, the minister inaugurated the CS & IT block and inspected passing out parade of the security staff. Addressing the ceremony, the minister said that provision of protective atmosphere is the need of the hour. Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Commissioner also spoke on the occasion.The news.