NA Passes Bill to Establish National University of Technology

The upper house of Parliament passed a bill on Monday to set up a National University of Technology, which will facilitate researchers at the national level for promoting applied research, development and training.

State Minister for Science and Technology Mir Dostain Domki presented the bill, namely the: National University of Technology Bill-2017.

The bill is aimed at promoting technical education in the country.

This proposed university will ensure certification of a large segment of youth in the relevant fields and qualifications needed by the economy for knowledge and technology based sustainable economic development.

On behalf of the Chairman Standing Committee on Science and Technology, a member of the Committee, Shaista Pervez presented a report on the National University of Technology Bill, 2017.

According to the report, the faculties will include building technology and environment; electric, mechanical and automotive technology; industries and business; computing and information technology; management and communication studies; basic sciences, humanities and teacher education.

In the month of August, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology passed “The National University of Technology Bill, 2017.” The committee, which met in Islamabad at Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) under the Chairmanship of MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema, discussed the bill in detail.

After detailed deliberations, the committee unanimously recommended that “The National University of Technology Bill, 2017” as amended by the committee may be passed”.