A delegation of the Society for Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST) led by Salim Saifullah Khan, Ex Federal Minister / Senator and Acting President SOPREST / Board of Governors GIK visited Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI).

He was accompanied by Shakil Durrani, Executive Director SOPREST, Col Hasan Salim Haqqani, Project Director and Irfan Ahmad, Acting Secretary. The delegation held meetings with the Rector, Pro-Rectors, Faculty Deans and Directors of the Institute. Salim Saifullah Khan also inaugurated the construction of new faculty accommodations.

Dr Fazal Khalid, Rector GIK Institute briefed the delegation about various activities and projects of the Institute. The delegation was apprised about the new programs started and those planned for the future which include the Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Hybrid Graduate Programs, MS, and PhD in Civil Engineering Department.

The Acting President was also informed about the ongoing infrastructure projects including the construction of a new girl’s hostel, accommodation for faculty members and other employees, development of innovative labs, and 1 MW solar power project.

The Acting President expressed deep interest in such projects and advised the Institute to continue constructing the buildings and other welfare projects for the employees of the Institute who are making huge contributions to providing top-quality education to the students belonging to various parts of the country as Center of Excellence in the fields of engineering sciences and technology. The faculty members explained the salient features of different programs and the plans for starting innovative subjects being a technology university.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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