Industry-academia collaboration indispensable for development: Dr Khalid Maqbool

Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)

The collaboration between industries and academic
institutions is indispensable under the emergent educational policy
for developing human capital and industries of different sectors
across the country, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology
Dr Khaliq Maqbool Siddiqui.

Speaking as a chief guest at the 4th PEC International Deans
Conference held at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University on Monday, Khalid
Maqbool said that the government is constating a task force with the
Pakistan Engineering Council to address the issues of engineers’
fraternity and train the new engineers by latest technological trends
in their fields.

We must empower our young generation with technological education and
skills so that they can serve the institution of the country and
abroad after acquiring in-demand skillsets, he remarked.

Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engr Najeeb Haroon said
the council is endeavouring to create opportunities for experienced
and new engineers in various public and private sector projects.

The association is also working to establish relations with
engineering universities to improve professional education in

Dr Zubair Shaikh, President of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, said
the PEC international conference is a testament to efforts to foster
relations among local and international academia and engineering
professionals, which will result in positive and sustainable outcomes
in the future.