Lahore - President Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry has proposed a Pak-China Technology University to be opened with the collaboration of Chinese universities. He said that aim of the university would be to transform appropriate technology from China that suits to the needs and demands of Pakistan. The Technology University would provide tailor made innovative solutions to various sectors of Pakistan. He added that China is interested to incorporate Chinese curriculum into Pakistan that will include Chinese language, Chinese work ethics, innovative planning and development, on the priority basis but for this they need cooperation from Pakistan.

He said that earlier in a meeting of Chinese delegation with Professor Dr Nizamudin, Chairman Higher Education Commission, the prospects of such collaboration with China were discussed. Nizamudin highly appreciated the idea and proposed to provide land for the formation of Pak-China Technology University with Chinese collaboration.

Faisal Afridi said that it would be considered a big achievement if Pakistan succeeds to form such Technology University because currently the education sector of Pakistan lacks in Technology and technical expertise whereas the youth of Pakistan is highly motivated, talented and creative, just little guidance and direction could do a lot.

He said that there are various innovative projects, strategies and products made by students in the universities but these innovative ideas go unobserved due to lack of representation and interest at the government level. He lamented that we have unfortunately created a society where innovators are neither rewarded, nor held in high esteem. We don’t have institutions or a financial support structure to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition. We need radical transformation that brings the search for knowledge, science, technology and innovation to the forefront of government support.