Transport Minister engineer Sindh Syed Owais Qadir Shah on Wednesday said Karachi University and NED University had the potential to solve Karachi’s lingering traffic problems.
He was the main guest at the inauguration ceremony of the Chemical Engineering Department, KU. Meanwhile, KU’s acting deputy chancellor, Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, asked the provincial minister to assist the university in dealing with campus transportation issues. “KU has more than 42,500 students in the morning and evening shifts, but does not have adequate buses to serve them,” he said.
The minister said both universities had experts and human resources, who could assist the provincial government and the transportation department in improving the transportation system. “The two universities could form an advisory team consisting of faculty members and students and share ideas for improving the city’s transportation system.”
He continued: “We are aware that financial support is essential for the university and the Sindh government will continue to assist the university in this regard.”
He appealed to students to also play a role in the progress of the university and the student federation could become a better forum for students to demonstrate their leadership abilities and abilities.
Shah claims Pakistanis have come close to beating the Covid-19 pandemic by following standard operating procedures. He hopes the nation will also defeat extremism.
The minister assured that he would talk to the chief minister about transportation issues and hoped the Sindh government would provide support to KU. Meanwhile, Deputy Chancellor of NED University Professor Dr Sarosh Hashmat Lodi said that the university has always played an important role in nation building. He emphasized that universities must help shape economic and social development.
He said the relationship between academia and industry was essential for the financial growth of any country and hoped this culture would also be promoted in Pakistan soon.
Then, on behalf of Rotary International and Dr Essa’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Center, Dr Farhan Essa announced the awarding of a check for half a million rupees to the Chemical Engineering Department, KU. He said he would visit the department soon to hand the check over to the department that was changing.
He also announced he was bringing industry heads and representatives to the department so students could land jobs at well-known organizations.
Acting KU VC said chemical engineering is one of the most technical disciplines and is very important for the sustainability of the industry. He said they could also help overcome the energy crisis by creating environmentally friendly fuels.