Speaker KPK Assembly Calls for Structure of Energy Think Tank at USPCASE UET Peshawar Featured

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The Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaiser has said the energy crises faced by the province needs to be solved on immediate bases. He was addressing an open forum discussion organized by US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E), UET Peshawar on 13th July 2016 at UET Peshawar. Qaiser appreciated the efforts of UET Peshawar and USPCAS-E, to identify problems in the field of energy and proposing solutions. He said, the KP Government has declared the USPCAS-E as Think Tank on energy, adding, it should work as advisory board of KP’s Apex Committee on Energy which is headed by the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. The energy think tank will propose policy recommendations to the committee on energy. He directed the Energy Department to submit the proposal for the structure and TORs of think tank to the Chief Minister KP for approval.

Secretary Energy and Power Department Engr. Qazi M. Naeem, assured his support to prepare TOR’s and structure of energy think tank in coordination with stakeholders. The Vice chancellor UET Peshawar, Dr. Iftikhar Hussain said, the university is supporting the center to identify and propose energy solutions. “USAID has granted $20million to UET Peshawar for finding innovative and practical solutions to Pakistan’s energy challenges through USPCAS-E,” he said.  

Director USPCAS-E Dr. Najeeb Ullah informed the participants about the recommendations that energy think tank should look into that included an perfect energy mix for the province, public private partnerships and technology transfer with the support of Government. He requested the Government to provide land for establishing Science Park at UET, Peshawar so that process for technology transfer could be started in the Province.

Secretary Industries Ms. Farah Hamid, Dean Faculty of Engineering, UET Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad, Registrar, Dr. Khizar Azam and heads of departments were also present on the occasion.

USAID is funding $127 million to four Pakistani universities, partnering with three U.S. universities, to support Pakistan’s economic development by strengthening universities through Centers for Advanced studies in energy, water, and agriculture, and food security.

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