The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was failed in getting passed the establishment of a university at Prime Minister House as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan from the upper house Senate.

The establishment of Pak University of Engineering and Emerging Technologies Bill was presented by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan in the Senate for approval which was not passed.

The minister urged the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani to pass the bill without referring it to the relevant committees but the move was opposed by Senator Sherry Rehman. Chairman Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani referred the bill to the Senate Standing Committee on Education for consideration.

The bill was already passed by the National Assembly stated that the project will take 72 months to complete.
The official of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) visited the Sir Syed Memorial Society building in G-5 Islamabad in the direction of the Prime Minister office and presented a report. The project will be completed in six years.

In October last year, the NA standing committee had approved the bill and last month the National Assembly passed it along the mini-budget and some other bills.

According to the working paper, which was presented before the NA committee last year, the university will have seven centres of excellence; three to be set up in the PM house and four in Kuri where government land was available. The committee was told that six years were required for completion of the project and the government had already earmarked Rs23 billion for it.

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