President urges engineers to get maximum benefit from CPEC

 
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Islamabad, February 13 (TNS): President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the engineers to get maximum benefit from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project by updating their knowledge and expertise.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of two-day international conference of engineering institutions in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said present government undertook many initiatives for professional training and capacity-building. The President said CPEC has ushered in an entire era of opportunities and even the Middle East and Central Asian countries have pinned hopes on the prospects of this project.

He noted with satisfaction that Pakistan became member of Washington Accord last year which is an international accreditation agreement for professional engineering academic degrees, between the bodies responsible for accreditation in signatory countries. Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said the Government has and will continue its efforts to improve the standard of engineering education and facilities for the engineers.

Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain has said that strict implementation of the principles of discipline, merit and transparency is a key to good governance. Talking to Chairman Federal Public Service Commission Naveed Akram Cheema in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the working of the Commission has made it a reliable organization in the country.  The President highlighted that young professionals from different fields are also becoming the part of civil services which will further improve the standards of administration in the country. He appreciated the start of simple, speedy and inexpensive online registration system for the aspiring candidates. He hoped that FPSC will achieve its desired objectives under the leadership of its Chairman, Naveed Akram Cheema.