LAHORE - In order to implement the Prime Minister Internship programme to accommodate 20,000 engineering graduates for a period of one year in different engineering firms, the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has sought details of vacant seats from all its affiliated construction firms.

It may be added here that the said internship programme was announced during PEC Convocation. PEC Chairman Engr Jawed Salim Qureshi, in a letter to the Constructors Association of Pakistan (CAP) chairman Engr Kamal Nasir Khan, said that the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) will pay Rs 15,000 per month to a designated “Intern” while the construction firm hiring the services of such internees will contribute additional Rs 10,000 per month per intern.

PEC Chairman in his letter further termed it as a collective corporate responsibility to return to the nation by transferring professional knowledge/experience to youth in multifarious field to make them a useful organ of society for domestic and international market. He hoped that all the stakeholders, particularly CAP would take advantage of this scheme to enhance the capacity building of youth through supervised professional training programme.

He requested the CAP to provide the PEC required number of potential seats which could be accommodated in its member firms to build a national database which would enable the Council to process the scheme in collaboration with the concerned ministry. “An exclusive Project-Unit is being established in PEC for smooth functioning and coordination with stakeholders concerned,” the letter added. Nasir Kamal Khan has welcomed the PEC move.