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Women engineers pledge to accelerate pace in field of engineering

Awareness seminar of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Women Engineer Committee was held here on Friday at FJWU. Guests of the seminar were Engineer Javed Salim Qureshi, Chairman PEC, Engineer Suhail Aftab Qureshi and Dr. Saima Hamid, Vice Chancellor FJWU.

Basic purpose of the seminar is to give awareness to women engineers. Pakistan Engineering council under their Punjab chapter has formulated the first committee to speed up the regulatory process in the field. Message of this committee is to “Let’s do it together.”

Dr. Maryam Jalal, In-charge Electronic Engineering Department FJWU welcomed the honorable guests and said the PEC has constituted a Women Engineering Committee (Punjab) to encourage the interest and professional challenges faced by Women Engineering working in all fields to enhance their efficiency.

Engr. Javed Salim Qureshi talked about the reforms and initiatives undertaken by PEC for the betterment of the engineering community. He said that an incubation center for women Engineers and Women Engineers Club will be established in the PEC building to provide a chance to the young engineers to exchange/present ideas, and startups. The center will also provide a platform for women engineers to hold meetings with potential investors for innovative engineering solutions. PEC’s main responsibilities include the provision of facilities to women Engineers at their workplaces/educational institutions as their main agenda. It was also announced during the meeting that PEC will not provide accreditation to any new Engineering University until they provide all basic required facilities to the female Engineers.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Saima Hamid congratulated the Women Engineer Committee for arranging their first ‘Engineers meeting’ in the first women university which is a landmark. She said that although women are better workers because of their multi-tasking abilities and hence it is necessary to provide them with better infrastructure to enhance their productivity. She urged for the utilization of such platforms for the betterment of the field. She also heighted the importance of industry academia linkage for capacity building.

Dr. Saima as usual ensured her full support for the Women engineers and congratulated the PEC executives on the successful execution of their first meeting at FJWU. In the closing session Ambreen Zaman shared her success story and provided a guide map for the committee to move forward.

Title : Women engineers pledge to accelerate pace in field of engineering
Author : The News
Type : News
Role Performer : Corporate author
Event : Seminar
Organizing Body : Fatima Jinnah Women University
Subject : Women engineers
Publisher : The News
Publication Place : Islamabad
Date : 2021-07-04
Language : English