14 June | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Govt shows interest to establish GIK Institute’s campuses in ‘all’ provinces

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar says Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute preparing high quality graduates in engineering sciences, playing vital role in promotion of science, technology

The caretaker government has announced to establish campuses of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology – a private research university located in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – in all provinces.

Founded: 1993, the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute has a 400-acre campus in Swabi. Addressing at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar stressed the need to establish replicas of this prestigious institute in other parts of the country.

“Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute is playing vital role in promotion of science and technology as it is preparing high quality graduates in a range of fields of engineering sciences,” he said, and suggested focusing on science and technology to achieve goals of fast development.

He recalled that when he visited the institute for the first time in 1990s, he was much impressed by not only the infrastructure but also the quality of education and energy of students. He said that ability to think, to conceptualize things and seeking knowledge make all human being different from the angels.

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said that Pakistan was formed to have the prestigious educational institutions such as the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute. He also commended the great work done by the faculty of the institute, and assured that the caretaker government would provide all out support to the institute in any of its initiative.


Speaking at the fifth International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (WRE 2023) days before, Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed underscored transformative potential of state-of-the-art technologies, particularly emphasizing the pivotal roles played by digital twinning and functional reverse engineering.

He said that the considerable momentum these technologies have gained offering profound opportunities for the indigenous development of machine tools in Pakistan. The event brought together academic and industry experts, practitioners, scientists, and students from country’s different parts to delve into intricacies of functional reverse engineering and digital twinning.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmed characterized the workshop as a golden opportunity for the global academic and industrial communities to foster collaboration, exchange insights, and collectively explore innovative avenues for quality enhancement and fault identification in various products. He emphasized the workshop’s vital role in serving the best interests of the society and future generations, highlighting paramount importance of functional reverse engineering and digital twins.

He remarked that the technology was expanding at an unprecedented rate, and it was imperative for the young people to equip themselves with the knowledge required to stay abreast of these advancements, thereby contributing to Pakistan’s prosperity. He lauded efforts of the GIK Institute in organizing the international workshop, recognizing its instrumental role in advancing the cause of indigenous machine tools development.