Our Correspondent
islamabad
All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) hosted National University of Technology (NUTECH) Islamabad, Director General NUTECH AVM Rana Anees LATIF SI(M) along with Director NORIIC Mr. Syed Salman Khalid, Director Skills Mr. Naveed Yousaf and Mr. Habib Ur Rehman of NUTECH.
APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and APBF Lahore Board member Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Haseeb Safdar and Mr. Manzoor ul Haq Malik APBF Board Member and Former Chairman FPCCI and SCCI welcomed the esteemed delegation.
DG NUTECH AVM Rana Anees briefed about vision of NUTECH and how to move further in the different fields of skills development. DG NUTECH appreciated the efforts and working of APBF to interact between relevant stake holders for a prosperous Pakistan.
Syed Salman Khalid, Director NORIIC NUTECH gave an interactive and detailed presentation about working of NUTECH.
NUTECH is working for skills development and technical education to the youth of Pakistan and APBF working in same lines as well.
Mr. Naveed Yousaf, Director Skills Training, said that skills development is more important than the traditional studies and we are planning to train the human resource as per the Industry demand. Mr. Syed Salman said NUTECH intends to work with APBF in terms of access to the industry, skills Develpoment/ vocational training to Human Resource as per the demand of local and international industry, Hospitality management, water treatment / resource management, plan to setup TVET institute in Lahore and some international linkages for Technology transfer, R&D and innovation with a concept of commercialisation to make it result oriented efforts and success.
APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed that APBF is already working on these areas and will support NUTECH in its initiatives with an aim to export skills work force to the rest of the world from Pakistan.
Mr. Wasim Zakaria appreciated the efforts of NUTECH and said that its the need of time.
Mr. Manzoor Malik said that such interactive efforts will reduce the training cost of industry as well as industry knows the new technology and market trends. He said that its very beneficial for the Industry and University because both gain knowledge from each other.
Mr. Manzoor ul Haq Malik said that Government should make its policies clear toward the industry and make an environment where Industries and institutes growing by helping each other and also establishment of labs to certify the products in collaboration with international labs according to standards and specifications.
Mr. Haseeb Safdar said that it’s a great idea and institutes like NUTECH and APBF should facilitate to make the international standard testing labs in Pakistan that will reduce the cost and increase the quality of products.
DG NUTECH invited APBF to be part of its working forums to advise and mentor accordingly to the needs of industry.
Meeting ended with word of thanks and commitment to put up best efforts with strong efforts for a prosperous and innovative Pakistan. A special thanks to Mr. Manzoor ul Haq Malik for the great hospitality.

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