The Gulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has earned a reputation as an institution of the excellence in the country for imparting quality education in engineering sciences and technology. Not many institutions have earned so much recognition and respect, both within the country and abroad, in such a short time as has the GIK Institute. This distinction would not have been possible without the commitment and dedication of its teachers, staff and students. Thus, all of their efforts deserve to be complimented.
Engineering sciences and Technology hold the key to the development and security of the country. Advanced technology, however, is not easily available in the international market nor can it be borrowed. We, therefore, must make a concerted effort to develop our own indigenous technologies that suit our peculiar environment and also caters to our particular needs in the industrial, economic and other sectors.
It is gratifying to note that the private sector is increasingly participating in the effort to broaden the base of scientific and engineering education in the country. I would like to commend the GIK Institute for playing a leading role in this endeavour by introducing new and emerging technologies and producing highly trained manpower capable of meeting the challenges of the modern day, complemented by a robust research program.
Institutes like GIK must play the role of a catalyst in bringing about a techno-industrial transformation. We need men and women of vision, knowledge, courage and integrity. We expect from our institutions to produce such professionals. I urge the GIK Institute to continue its quest for excellence and hope that its alumni serve the nation and contribute towards making Pakistan a highly developed and prosperous country.
May Allah Almighty be our protector and guide! Ameen
Dr. Arif Alvi
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan