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GIK INKS MOU WITH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN

GIK INKS MOU WITH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN FOR TECHNICAL AND RESEARCH SUPPORT TO NATIONAL STANDING COMMITTEES !

The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Of Engineering and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 13, 2020 with the National Assembly of Pakistan at Islamabad, agreeing to provide research and technical support associated in the allied fields of engineering and technology.

The main objective of this association between the two parties is to provide the policy makers and academia to work in close coordination to make informed decisions through research and technology in respective areas of interest. The GIK, in this regard, provide research and technical expertise and support through publications and involvement in the standing committees of parliament on evolving trends in global market to strengthen the institutions insight for development.

The ceremony was chaired by Speaker National Assembly, Mr. Asad Qaisar. The Speaker lauded the services of GIK Institute as a leading HEI in Pakistan and spoke high of Rector GIK Mr. Jehangir Bashar. Prof. Dr. Jameel-un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics) GIK, and Mr. Tahir Hussain, Secretary, National Assembly of Pakistan, signed the agreement. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Akbar, Dean FEE, GIK and Dr. Zahid Halim, FCSE, GIK along with other officers from other bodies witnessed the ceremony.

Pakistan Parliament, like other mature democracies, has taken an initiative to make research-based information and analysis prerequisite of its committee system so as to contribute to Parliament`s debate and recommendations to the Government through establishing linkages with academia and think tanks.

In this regard, the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science and Technology will extend support to below Standing Committees of the National Assembly for Science & Technology and Power.

 

  • Standing Committee on Science and Technology

MNA, Mr. Sajid Mehdi (Chairperson)

Dr. Zahid Halim (GIK Institute)

Mr. Malik Amir Hussain Deharr (Joint Secretary / Secretary Committee)

 

  • Standing Committee on Power

MNA, Chaudhry Salik Hussain (Chairperson)

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Akbar (GIK Institute)

Syed M. Jawad Murtaza Naqvi (Joint Secretary / Secretary Committee)

 

According to MoU, GIK will support the Standing Committees of National Assembly produce more regular and research based recommendations to relevant government bodies, which shall not only enhance the effectiveness of their oversight role but also create greater possibilities of the parliamentary interest in that area.

The MoU is initially signed for one year as a pilot project which shall lead to the creation of a permanent interface between the National Assembly and GIK Institute.



Date: 16th October, 2020