Comsats to run Centre on commercial basis -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Comsats to run Centre on commercial basis

ISLAMABAD- The administrative control of COMSATS-COMSTECH MT MIT Centre Karachi will be given to some established and well-reputed professional organization to run it on commercial and professional basis. This was decided at a meeting of Board of Governors of the Centre under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Coordinator General of COMSTECH Prof. Attaur Rahman.

The meeting was attended by Dr Hameed Ahmed Khan, Executive Director, COMSATS, Dr S M Junaid Zaidi, Rector COMSATS, Dr Muhammad Ali Mahesar, Executive Secretary, COMSTECH and Prof. Sadik Ali Khan, Director of the Centre.

It was observed by the Board Of Governors that affairs of the centre are not being run professionally. So as to convert it into an institution of high quality the management should be handed over to some professional organization. The decision about the organization to which the control of the centre is to be given will be made in another meeting shortly. The meeting also took serious note of the poor construction work of the second phase of building of the centre.

The Minister ordered for holding evaluation of the construction work by an expert and said that payments to all consultants and contractors of the building may be seized till an evaluation report on quality of work is completed. The administrative set up of the centre and the audit reports about financial matters were discussed in detail.

Prof. Atta said the laid down rules and procedures will be strictly observed in future to ensure that the scarce resources are judiciously utilized.

Source: The Nation