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Future Goals

With the slogan of “Engineering the future” SAQS has identified few key policy priorities. These areas of policy, which are addressed in more detail later in this document, can be summarized as follows:

  1. To be the full signatory of Washington Accord & Work for regional standardization (south –south) of engineering education in collaboration of FEIAP and UNESCO
  2. Equal opportunity for every region of Pakistan to lead PEC
  3. Gender is mainstreaming and appropriate representation in governing body and reducing the experience limit from 20 years. It will help PEC to benefit with the talent of young engineers in policy making to keep up the pace with rapidly changing technology & trends.
    • Formation of Young Engineers’ Society YES-Pakistan under the umbrella of PEC Act & by laws
  4. Efforts for Housing Societies for Engineers in major cities
  5. Physical realization of Academia-Industry linkage through national dialogue for developing a roadmap with stake holders.
    • Efforts for opening opportunities of Apprenticeship for fresh graduates in the leading engineering organizations of Pakistan. More events like Job Fair every year in major cities for the jobs of registered engineers in national and international organizations.
    • More CPD programs every year for real capacity building of fresh graduates.
  6. Continual Improvement in Election Process

It is essential that the Pakistan should have the skills to compete internationally to create the high-value, technology-based industries of the future. To achieve this SAQS Panel leader ship will

  • Apply a greater focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in universities and colleges to ensure that all young people are taught by specialists in each of the
    scientific subjects.
  • Ensure the right level of investment in university’s engineering departments to develop state of art academic facilities for the students.
  • Recognize professional qualifications in engineering that strengthen the aspirations of students and apprentices

It is proposed that Chairmanship and Senior Vice Chairmanship of PEC shall be alternatively given to South and North region of Pakistan.

Scheme as follows:

Tenure A:

Chairman – South
SVC – North

Tenure B:

Chairman – North
SVC – South

Considering the importance of role of women in social and economic growth of the country the SAQS Panel proposes to have at least one nomination for PEC Governing Body from each province including Gilgit-Baltistan & Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

SAQS has already worked a lot for the welfare of engineers in the present tenure. Still lot more is required in this domain. Realizing the fact our panel decided to put every effort for Engineer’s welfare even in the next tenure. The prime focus shall be the provision of economical housing schemes for
the Engineering community all over the Pakistan. In the current tenure the similar initiative is taken in Larkana.

To realize the full potential of the Pakistani engineers’ science and research base, greater business support and commercial advice is needed in order to improve the commercialization of research outputs.

SAQS panel shall strive to:

  • Provide incentives for more engineering business to work closely with university departments to encourage and expand R&D scheme to put the Pakistan ahead of regional competitors.
  • Provide incentives for industry and in particular SMEs to encourage the provision of apprenticeship places and graduate training.
  • Support should be provided for the administrative costs of apprenticeships, internships and graduate traineeships, and other means found to incentivize employers to provide apprenticeships and stimulate employer interaction with course content and delivery.
  • Formal recognition for professional qualifications in engineering that strengthen the aspirations of students and apprentices is shall be considered.

To ensure free and fair elections with maximum turnout, the SAQS panel proposes to institute the following electoral reforms in future:

  • Strengthen the Election Committee’s capacity to enforce electoral rules and regulations by ensuring complete administrative and financial autonomy.
  • Complete biometric system for verification, polling & counting.
  • Provide for easy registration of voters instead of the current cumbersome process.
  • Easy access to voters list for people to check their votes, by putting these online and displaying at convenient places.