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October 22, 2016

Plan underway to establish Wapda university in capital

Islamabad

 
October 22, 2016

Islamabad

Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Lieutenant General (r) Muzamil Hussain in a meeting with Minister of State for Federal Education Engineer Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman Friday proposed establishment of Wapda University in Islamabad.

Wapda chairman said that there was dire need of well qualified and well trained Human Resource for Wapda and unfortunately market has been unable to produce such qualified people for this important institute specifically.

Therefore it is the high time for us to establish an institute which would focus only on power energy and energy related issues, the chairman added. He said that Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) CEO Dr. Jabbar has drafted a comprehensive concept paper on it which is ready to be discussed.

Minister of State appreciated the proposal and said that the government would fully support any such initiative which would be beneficial for the future of Pakistan. He also mentioned that we should consider the German Model (ABB Germany) in this regard.

HEC chairman gave his suggestions as well and said that we should link Wapda to engineering universities of Pakistan so that demand driven synergy could be created among them which is very important.

Detailed proposal would be discussed between team of Wapda and HEC in coming week in order to finalise it as soon as possible. Meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Dr. Allah Baksh Malik, HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar, Iesco CEO Engineer Dr. Rana Jabbar Khan and other officials of the ministry.

 

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