Minister recommends appointing engineers as secretaries of technical ministries



ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that engineers should be appointed as secretaries of technical ministries and heads of technical institutions working under such ministries.

He said that the service structure for engineers is a fair demand from the engineering community.

The minister stated this while addressing the closing session of 1st Deans International Conference of Engineering Institutions here on Wednesday. The event was organised by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) and FEIIC.

The theme of the conference was “Engineering Education Standardisation, Challenges and Solutions: Post Washington Accord Scenario”.

Rana Tanveer lauded the efforts of PEC Chairman Engineer Jawed Saleem Qureshi for making PEC a vibrant body of engineers. He further stated that the proposed service structure of engineers will not only benefit engineers, but it will also have a positive and significant impact on country’s economy.

Engineer Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi presented the policy round-table recommendations which included training academy and service structure for engineers, engineering curriculum benchmarking at international level, support for entrepreneurship in engineering and certified engineering programme evaluators training programme.

Speaking at the occasion, PEC chairman appreciated the recommendations of the national and international engineering experts from academia and industry.  He also paid tribute to Rana Tanveer Hussain for his untiring efforts in getting the approval of 20,000 internships for engineers from the government.