Govt has no plan to make PM House a ‘research university’


–Media reports suggest engineering institute on the cards

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has abandoned its earlier plan of converting the Prime Minister’s House into a research university.

According to media reports, the PM House will now be converted into an engineering university headed by former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman Dr Attaur Rahman.

The Ministry of Education had completed the process of making the PM House a research university, named as “Islamabad National University” in the 1st phase.

The university on 30-acres land acquired from the polo ground, stables and mountains was to be constructed in the second phase.

Sources said that a research institute was to be made initially which had to be further given the status of a university.

About this university, HEC Chairman Dr Tariq Banori said that a research institute will be made in the first phase of construction of PM House University.

After which, the second phase will provide education at postgraduate level, including MPhil and PhDs.