LAHORE:February 27: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has hoped that Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) would be given status of medical university and he would support this too. He expressed this while addressing Annual Scientific Symposium of PGMI held here at Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences of Lahore General Hospital on Monday, according to a handout issued here. Principal, PGMI, Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab, Prof Agha Shabbir Ali, MS Dr Mahmood Salahuddin, faculty members, medical experts and students were present in a large number. Syed Raza Ali Gillani called upon the students to make efforts and make solid planning of their lives with professional degrees. He appreciated the role of doctors in treating the ailing community. The minister praised the standard of Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital and assured them his full cooperation. He visited posters exhibition arranged by the students. In his welcome address, Principal Prof Dr Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab said to achieve targets and come at par with developed countries young doctors should focus on research activities. He said the institutions working under the umbrella of Post Graduate Medical Institute are producing excellent results. Agha Shabbir highlighted aims and objectives of Annual Scientific Symposium and said it proves very useful activity for under-training doctors.The news.