The government has decided to build a state-of-the-art engineering university in line with the wishes of the late Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan who was quite ambitious about this project.
According to the details, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan sent a handwritten letter to Ahsan Iqbal during the previous PMLN government and urged him to establish a new engineering university in Pakistan.
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan also attached a feasibility report of the university with his letter that has now been forwarded to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman and construction work on this university would be initiated in July.
An official said the Minister for Planning and Development personally approached the HEC chairman and showed him the letter and feasibility report of the university sent by Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, adding “HEC is likely to initiate construction work on the engineering university in July.”
He said, “The university will be built on the name of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan with an aim to pay tributes to this great scientist who helped Pakistan become one of the nuclear states in the world.”