Published: February 2, 2018
A general view of the Pakistani coastal town of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea in this March 19, 2007. PHOTO: REUTERS
QUETTA: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) unit of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) held a special consultative meeting to review the ongoing government university and educational city projects in Gwadar.
“Establishment of Government University Gwadar in due time and duration is an important target for all of us,” said HEC head Lt Gen (retd) Mohammad Asghar at the Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEM).
Members of Technical Review Committee, BUITEMS Vice Chancellor Dr Ahmed Farooq Bazai, University of Turbat Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Abdul Razaq Sabir, Quaid-e-Azam University Professor Dr Zafar Nawaz, Balochistan Higher Education Secretary Abdula Jan, senior professors of universities and other government officials were also present on the occasion.
“Best teachers and faculty will be appointed on merit only,” the HEC head said.
The committee discussed employment opportunities which would be provided after completion of the CPEC projects. Special focus was made on provision of technical training to the youth of Gwadar.
In the meeting, comprehensive consultation was conducted for construction and establishment of world class government university in Gwadar and launch of certain educational and technical training programmes and courses.
The consultation process included heads of many government departments, universities, and other institutions of Balochistan so that the people of Balochistan could benefit from the completion of CPEC.
BUITEM vice chancellor said, “Youth and students of Balochistan are not lesser than any of us. We have to equip Baloch youth technically in order to promote economic rehabilitation of the local people.”
Earlier, Bazai had welcomed the meeting’s participants and gave a comprehensive briefing on the modern facilities available at BUITEM