‘PEC can act as think-tank for water policy, solar grid stations’

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Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has the ability to act as a think tank for the country by providing guidelines in Water Policy, Construction Industries Regulation, Engineering Education, Building Code and Solar Grid Stations.
This was stated by Chairman PEC, Engineer Jawed Salim Qureshi during the 11th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology held under the chairmanship of Sajid Mehdi, Member National Assembly.
During the briefing, the chairman PEC informed that the council could act as a think tank to render the advice on technical matters or projects for federal government. He also informed that engineering education in Pakistan was recognized internationally under the Washington Accord of June, 2017, due the efforts of PEC.
Responding to the question of a member, he elaborated that Chairman PEC had been elected as Deputy President of Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries (FEIIC).
He informed that PEC had instructed all the universities to ensure best quality engineering education which was a mandatory requirement for establishing a university.
Otherwise, the university not complying with the requirements will be banned and their students will be shifted to another university.
After such instructions, 97% of the universities have fulfilled the basic requirement and the rest of the 3% are making efforts to meet the standards.
Similarly, opening of new university in private sectors in the rental or leased building have been banned.
Furthermore, all universities have been instructed to make available an amount of Rs. 25 million as endowment fund and Rs.20 million in Bank account to run the engineering programmes.
All universities have been instructed to enroll the new students as per sanction strength fixed for all departments by PEC.
PEC is also developing software for registration of the students of the universities through their bio-metric from NADRA. This software would helpful PEC and as well as the engineering students.