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Published Date: Nov 15, 2013

UET, SDPI sign MoU for socio-economic uplift

University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar, and the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, signed a
memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the socio-economic development by
engaging academia in policy formulation.

The MoU was
signed by UET Vice-Chancellor and Chairman Higher Education Commission
(HEC) Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani and Dr Abdul Qaiyum Soleri, executive
director of the SDPI, in the presence of Shafqat Kakakhel, chairperson,
SDPI Board of Governors and Arshad Abbasi, energy advisor, SDPI.

MoU is aimed at forging academic linkages, interdisciplinary research
and research collaborations with the wider aim to bring energy experts
of UET, Peshawar, to the policy level so that recommendations could be
proposed to the Planning Commission, Ministry of Water and Power and
Ministry of Petroleum. Syed Imtiaz Gilani said the UET Peshawar has now
emerged as an engaged university with major breakthroughs in earthquake
engineering and electrical engineering.

“The UET, in
cooperation with the federal government, has led in building the first
National Seismic Building Code in 2006 and National Electric Safety Code
recently,” he said.

He attributed the severe energy
crisis of Pakistan to ineffective energy policy and said there was an
urgent need to have stronger links between policymakers, think-tanks and
academia so that factual recommendations could become part of
sustainable policy reforms in energy sector.

Dr Abdul
Qaiyum said having noticed the leading role played by the UET in the
electrical engineering field and its emerging role in future by
establishing the Centre of Advanced Studies in Energy, the university
would act as a regional hub for presenting solutions in the energy