Govt۔ approves new plan to set up university at PM House
The delay in the implementation and deliverance of the promise was because it coincided with the master plan of the capital.
- Government has approved changes in the master plan of the university.
- Setting up a university in Prime Minister house was PTI’s election promise.
- Previously, it could not be fulfilled as it violated the master plan of Islamabad.
- Specific changes to the master plan to make it compliant to the city’s plan.
The Government of Pakistan has made some changes in the master plan of the university being set up at the PM house. Turning the premier house into an educational institution was one of the PTI’s key election promises.
However, the delay in the implementation and deliverance of the promise was because it coincided with the master plan of the capital. As per the city’s master plan, an educational institution cannot be set up at the PM House as it is located in G-5 as this sector is meant for government and administrative buildings exclusively.
Cabinet’s approval of change to master plan is specifically for 50 acres of Prime Minister House, minister says
However, the federal cabinet has approved certain changes to the master plan, which will make it possible for the university to be set up at the PM house.
“Today the cabinet approved the change of master plan for 50 acre land of PM House. We will set up a university in PM House with special focus on modern education such as artificial intelligence and engineering,” said Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in a press briefing.
A press release issued by the Prime Minister Office said former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman Prof Dr. Attaur Rehman met Prime Minister Imran Khan. They both discussed the plan of establishing a university at PM house.
“Dr. Rehman discussed with the prime minister the proposed project of the University of Engineering and Emerging Technologies to be set up at the PM House. The prime minister was informed that six centers of excellence would be established in the university, including for artificial intelligence, energy, biotechnology, and material sciences,” the press release read.
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