MONITORING REPORT JEDDAH: The Engineers Welfare Forum (EWF) and the Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) has recently organized a seminar at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) entitled “Role of technocrats in national development.”
Prof. Ata ur Rahman, a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, was the chief guest.
“As engineers, we feel proud in participating in the development of Saudi Arabia. We can play a vital role in helping Pakistan, which produces high quality products, such as sports, surgical and leather goods, utensils, and garments,” said EWF President Abdul Aleem Khan.
He noted that the EWF has entered into an agreement with the Saudi Council of Engineers for cooperation in professional activities of common interest.
Khan spoke about the objectives of the forum and its activities in the past five years, some of which include assisting Pakistani engineers in career building, finding suitable employment and helping engineering students.
Ataur Rahman, who was Pakistan’s federal minister of education and chairman HEC, said that about 50 per cent of Pakistan’s 85 million population is youths. If they don’t strategically plan for their education they could become liabilities … thus raising the unemployment level.
Extending full cooperation to the EWF programs for engineering students in Pakistan, he urged individuals to invest in developing education and career opportunities because “education alone can change the fate of a nation.”
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