The Punjab Assembly has passed a bill to establish a first ever state of the art university of technology in Dera Ghazi Khan on Wednesday. The bill to establish Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology in DG Khan was presented by Punjab minister for industry and trade Mian Aslam Iqbal in Punjab Assembly. The bill purposed budget of Rs2.3 billion which will be utilized to promote quality research and for producing high quality human resource.
The bill reads: ‘The Bill seeks to establish Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology Dera Ghazi Khan for purposes of teaching, training, research and for the application, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of technology. The University shall provide avenues of higher education in the field of technical education. The establishment of the University is expected to produce high quality technologists to meet the needs of modern day industry especially in the wake of launch of CPEC’.
Punjab minister for industry and trade Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that the Government College of Technology, DG Khan has been bestowed status of a university and PC-I of the project is ready. The Government College of Technology, DG Khan is spread over a huge area of 288 kanal land. Furthermore, he elaborated at the assembly that there are 14 colleges teaching technology related courses in DG Khan Division. The alumni of these colleges will be allowed to get admissions in this university as well.
The establishment of Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology in DG Khan is included in the annual development programme of 2019-20. The work for its establishment will commence soon. Initially four technology subjects would be taught in the new university including computer, mechanical and civil engineering and electrical technology.
The establishment of this university will be highly beneficial for the youth of DG Khan Division. Since DG Khan is situated on western route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the students graduating from the new university can get jobs instantly in development projects of CPEC.
Pakistani Ambassador Gets Honorary Professorship from International Medical University, Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan Ambassador Faisal Niaz Tirmizi received honorary professorship from International Medical University, Kyrgyzstan for his efforts in promoting medical education between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. The ceremony took place on 7th March, 2019 which was chaired by Mr. Kubanychbek Myrzabekovich Jumaliev, the former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.
There are currently 1800 Pakistani students studying in International Medical University, Kyrgyzstan. The Ambassador met with Pakistani students and visited the university and its training college. The training hospital of IMU has 600 bed facilities and has state of the art treatment and surgical facilities such as organ transplant, oncology and radiology department. The students can get internships and training jobs in this hospital after completing their degrees.
The Former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan suggested opening Pak-Kyrgyz Centre for Science and Technology at the IMU. If it happens then it would be first example in Center Asia. The Former Prime Minister suggested that the Government of Pakistan can join hands with IMU and Government of Kyrgyzstan for establishment of such centre as it will increase cooperation between education fields of both countries.
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