ISLAMABAD: The idea to set up a studies institute at the Prime Minister’s House has been canceled and alternatively rising technology and engineering university may be mounted at a cost of approximately Rs30 billion.
“The proposal to have a coverage institute on the Prime Minister’s House has been abandoned on my advice and as a substitute an emerging technologies and engineering university will be set up in the vacant area of the venue,” eminent scientist Dr Ataur Rehman, who’s the principle mind at the back of the project, told The News when contacted.
He heads the Task Force on Science and Technology and is likewise vice chairman of the know-how economy business enterprise led via Prime Minister Imran Khan. Dr. Ataur Rehman, who is the former chairman of the Higher Education Commission, stated the most effective has given up the notion of having an elite coverage institute on the Prime Minister’s House and accredited his thought of having the emerging technologies and engineering college at this location. The new university after advent and start of functioning may also ultimately have a small section of the coverage institute, the scientist stated.
He stated that the brand new project to be completed in 3 12 months will price among Rs25b and Rs30b. He said the authorities will foot the invoice from its own sources and suitable allocation has been made in the new finances. At a later level, he stated, the overseas funding would be concerned.
The scientist explained that the present building of the Prime Minister’s House would now not be used by the new college and could be retained in its gift shape for overseas traveling dignitaries.
Dr. Ataur Rehman stated that the massive empty vicinity of the Prime Minister’s House might be used for setting up the university which could have the principal entrance from the again extraordinary from the only used for the existing premises.
Immediately after coming to strength, Imran Khan announced to transform the Prime Minister’s House into an academic institution that changed into given unique names at distinct instances. First, it became called a national college and later defined an elite research institute.
Previously, the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training became given the project of executing the idea. Subsequently, it became transferred to Dr. Ataur Rehman, who said he is handling the mission of organizing the emerging technology and engineering college single-surpassed.
The number one idea that Imran Khan propounded to transform the Prime Minister House into an educational organization became to give up the usage of the palatial premises as part of his austerity circulate.
However, the representatives of the Quaid-i-Azam University Professors’ Association hostile another university within the federal capital pronouncing that the present institutions, that are faced with a shortage of price range, need to be provided enough cash to enhance themselves. They argued that multiple public sector university existed close to the Prime Minister’s House.
While Imran Khan has not been the use of the Prime Minister’s House, some overseas dignitaries, who have visited Pakistan, have been staying there because the authorities did now not have every other location to in shape their legitimate repute.