ISLAMABAD: The federal government is taking into consideration operationalising a college in the Sir Syed Memorial Building in G-5 instead of the Prime Minister’s Residence as a stop-gap arrangement to honour the pledge made by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his inaugural speech.
Sources stated a few days ago authorities from the Higher Education Payment (HEC), Funding Growth Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Funding Territory (ICT) administration held a conference to talk about the choices of establishing the college in Sir Syed Memorial Culture (SSMS) Facility in G-5 along Ataturk Avenue.
HEC is meant to establish the recommended Pakistan University of Design and also Emerging Technologies (PUEET). The officials, after checking out the structure, labelled it ideal for commencement of academic tasks.
The sources claimed HEC had actually additionally written two letters to the CDA for the lease of the complex, including that deputy director preparation as well as growth Asim Khanzada likewise held a conference with the CDA member estate Naveed Elahi in this regard.
Varsity to be momentarily housed in Sir Syed Memorial Society structure; authorities check out complex, term it ideal for starting Pakistan University of Design and also Arising Technologies
The meeting was told that the lease of the structure had actually currently expired and also the CDA must hand it over to the HEC for the interim setting up of PUEET.
The sources stated the HEC and CDA authorities in addition to the ICT director Waqas Anwar and also director development and also financing Ali Asghar checked out the complex as well as termed it appropriate to establish the varsity.
According to HEC documents, currently the structure is under the use of the Department of Archeology and also Museum, National Background and Literary Division while the secretariat of Sir Syed Memorial Culture is also housed in it. The building stayed in using a private university from 2003 to 2018.
“The building was discovered purpose-built for an interim setup of a college. It has the adhering to facilities: Overall area is around 11,666 square yards (2.5 acres), as well as the covered location is 100,000 square feet,” the papers revealed.
The building has two open halls as well as a fully functional auditorium with 850 seats and a solution location of 20,000 square feet.
The HEC sources said a report about the website check out had actually been shared with the Prime Minister’s Workplace via the Ministry of Education.
They stated if the federal government authorized the proposition of establishing the university in the structure, it will certainly be an interim plan as the federal government was preparing to establish an university in the yards of the PM Home.
They stated on a long-lasting basis, a new school would be established at an approximated cost of Rs23.55 billion approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) just recently.
The project authorized in concept by Ecnec in May this year with the direction that the Ministry of Preparation as well as Growth ought to rationalise its expense and also come back for official authorization within 3 months. The Planning Department later on reported a cost cutting of a few million rupees which was approved by Ecnec.
HEC’s agent Ayesha Ikram could not be approached for comments, however, a senior police officer of the commission verified that the authorities had actually gone to the complicated, adding that the HEC had actually conveyed its record to the federal government.
The Sir Syed Memorial Culture was created in 1984 by the Aligarh Old Boys’ Association as a tribute to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. The CDA had set aside 24 kanals on Ataturk Method in G-5 for the building of an amphitheater, library, reading rooms as well as a gallery.
Later on, the society rented out a big portion of the facility to a personal university which left in 2018.
When contacted, Syed Ahmed Masood, who takes care of the events of Sir Syed Memorial Society, claimed the structure was the building of the society and also not indicated for the college. Nonetheless, he claimed if the government wished to utilize it for an interim duration, the properties could be made available on lease.
He stated the structure can not be moved to any organisation as it was the home of the society.
“We are ready to cooperate with the government if it intends to make use of the facilities on lease, yet we will withstand if it tries to transfer the structure’s possession,” he said.