One more to the lot…

A new science and engineering university would be setup in Lahore with the coordination of China.

This was stated by the Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Professor Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman; while addressing the Pakistan Government Scholarship Program function held in his honor in Beijing, which was also attended by Vice-Minister Wu Qidi, high officials of Chinese ministry of education, Pakistan Ambassador to China Salman Bashir and a large number of Pakistani students who were there for their PhD programs.

This university would be set up in Lahore right next to where the German university is being constructed. The students studying here would get the international degrees from top China universities.

The HEC Chairman acknowledged that it was one more step to the development of Pakistan from the Chinese authorities which had been the ally of Pakistan in kith and kin.

“We look to China as our elder brother that was continuously contributing to the development of Pakistan”, he said.

He told the students that they had been provided with an opportunity and now it’s their duty to show their dedication and hard work for the recognition of their skills. According to him (Chairman), 150 to 200 students would be sent to the Beijing for the PhD Programs.

It is an addition to the universities in Lahore, which is also called as the City of Universities (CoU). Now as the government has shown its great interest in the education sector, now; it’s really our duty to at least avail these facilities. Though the human resource is a great barrier to the development of Pakistan, but it still is not impossible.

Source Link: Associated Press of Pakistan.

8 Comments so far

  1. (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 5:40 am

    I can give you the some secrete informations

    Khodkash hamla awer koi bahar ka admi nahi hota or na hi jab woh khodkash hamlay kay lia ja raha hota hay tu osko khod bhi nahi pata hota kh oskay sath kia howa hay.

    Khodkash 2 types kay hotay haan ak asli jis may insani bay basi kay jazbat doshman ko khatam karnay kay lia hotay haan or dosra khodkash artificial jahadi khodkash hamla hota hay ismay kisi bhi admi ko pakar kar injection (special medicine) say dimag (brain) ko mawof kar dia jata hay or phir is admi ko jahan istamal karna hoo wahan isko chor datay haan timer kay sath or yah sab government kay SSG comondos kartay haan yah pahlay mazhabi kisam kay am shahri ko ighwa kartay haan fir os kay dimag ko injection say idle karkay dhamakay wali jagha par chor datay haan yahi ajjh ka dajjal hay is trah kay khodkash ab har muslim countries may horahay haan bas Allah ko yadh karoo tu wohi is dajjal say nijat dilay gay inshAllah.

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 6:53 am

    i feel the above msg is trolling, can you please remove this coment ? i smell more than just words.

  3. CAT-ONE (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    Do we really need that much Phds for our HIGH TECH none-ity?,or the honourable minister is trying to follow the Chinas foot doctor model by producing army of foot engineers or Phds.I hope my Govt High school Gakhhar Mandi can claim few of these Phds.What a chain reaction it’s going to be? Phds producing more phds and they further produce more and the cycle continues.Soon we’ll have phd traffic wardens,phd labourers,phd rickshawwallahs etc.In short we’ll be a phd nation, an epic example of Human resource development to the ignorant world.

  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    i agree to some extent with CAT, we need to put more money in basic education – primary & secondary schools , Madrissas.

  5. CAT-ONE (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm


    No man! no Madrissas pulllleeeeeezzzzz.It sends shivers down my spine after watching what’s happening these days.I don’t know what they’re teaching at these places in the name of Islam.Yes we should have a uniform system of education which imparts a wholesome education and produces learned and able citizens.The present heterogenous system is mainly responsible for this clash of orthodox vs moderate.Why can’t the religious education be given at the university level? why do we need seperate institutes for it? Most of my friends at university despite being strict practicing muslims were excellent company and human beings (we even nicked one,DISCO Maulvi for his flamboyant and hippy lifestyle).
    I don’t know from where people get time for all this politics and rubbish.
    Education opens your mind and understanding.We do not need engineers or doctors or MBAs only.We need social scientists,media persons and artists,dramatists,poets and literary people,genetic engineers,pharmacists,Agri engineers,veteranarians etc.
    Dr. Atta has admitted himself many times that none of our university is at par with international standards.It’s the simple law of garbage in garbage out.If you don’t have a quality basic education system you can’t build a good higher education system.We’ve tied our higher education with where the jobs and money is.So each year our priorities are shifting from IT to accountancy to Medical etc. depending upon employment prospects and saturation factor.
    We need good and strong institutes with solid academic traditions where both faculty and students are learning for knowledge’s sake only and not dictated by market forces.

  6. Rukun (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    Dont you guys think any sort any sort of improvement in the education sector will cause spill over effects?. the setup of unis like this teaches current student- from all kinds of backgrounds. now they just have to go back in to the education sector taking teaching positions and thus materialising what they felt was deficient in preparation during their own academic years.
    and regarding universities, we are taking steps. lums is starting the sse school too which offers alot of interesting majors.

  7. Opee (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    @Rukun: Very true!

  8. >man!< (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    I agree with Rukun..
    at least we are having a change…
    though at this time but still something better..

    and as CAT-ONE has mentioned, I agree that our basic education system needs a lot of improvement and (I hope you are aware) the government is taking steps towards it’s empowerment..
    The examination pattern has been changed from subjective to objective type..
    the books are being re-written according to the present needs of the time..
    the quality of material in books is a lot better now than before..
    they are trying to make the standard of books at par with the Oxford standard..
    we can’t be totally critical to the government..
    as I think, its this government who has initiated the education reforms. It could be the previous governments but alas…!

    and empowering the basic education system doesn’t totally mean that you just ignore the Higher Education. It must go parallel… what we have suffered in the past, doesn’t mean that we should continue to suffer in the future as well..

    reforms should be introduced at every level in every system..

    at university level the semester system is introduced in Masters Degree Program..
    the Honors Degree is being introduced by the major universities of Pakistan at Bachelors level..

    and the results are much better than before..

    The companies want to invest in Pakistan but they face the shortage of able manpower here..
    we can’t wait for the new generation, to take admission in new type of education system introduced in the Universities, who got a new n improved basic eduction..

    its hard but still, by hardwork and dedication, you can use the current higher education students in humans resource market..

    and over the tym, we’ll get the army of higher education students taught under the new n improved basic education system..
    and the recently introduced reforms would get solid till then after several experiments..
    the new lot will get a a solid new system which would be (more or less) free from errors.

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