The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has opened an electronic portal for the export of Pakistani engineers’ services abroad. Renowned engineers and diplomats attended the ceremonial occasion, including Chief Guest Senator Engineer Rukhsana Zuberi and Guest of Honor Eric Hahn from the European Union (EU).
One of the key projects of PEC’s Pakistan Development Committee, the PEC e-gateway aims to provide resources and opportunities for engineers across international boundaries.
International businesses can work with certified and licenced Pakistani engineers and corporations through E-single-window gateway’s solution. It also presents a fresh opportunity for corporate growth and the export of Pakistani engineers’ skills.
The Washington Agreement opened the door for Pakistani engineers to be acknowledged as professionally accredited and offer their services in participating nations, and the PEC e-gateway is a step in that direction.
PEC e-gateway was established with the specific goal of preventing brain drain at the national level by promoting local engineering talent in the worldwide market through coordinated efforts of foreign engineers.
The distinguished guests from academia, business, and diplomacy were welcomed by Engineer Mir Masood Rashid, Advisor to the Chairman PEC. He emphasised the need for such venues in view of Pakistan’s economic difficulties.
“PEC e- portal” is providing the services of qualified engineers who are qualified to provide consulting and cost-effective business solutions that are viable from a commercial standpoint.
The efforts of the PEC and its PPDC committee in developing a platform that will usher the engineering community into the next era were acknowledged by Engineer Lt. Gen. (r) Moazzam, Rector of NUTECH University. Jobs for engineers are currently the biggest difficulty, and initiatives like this will close the market gap. He was grateful for the PPDC’s other efforts, particularly the CAPSTONE EXPO, which inspired the engineering community to work on projects that would be profitable.
She requested support from all parties involved for this platform in order for it to succeed. The private sector’s involvement is essential if the difficulties facing the energy sector are to be solved. She stressed the need of pursuing engineering services export as well as the value of creativity and teamwork in moving Pakistan forward.
She referred to PEC as a catalyst organisation that is promoting the sustainability of the engineering community in Pakistan and introducing an electronic procurement system for local engineering consultancy for service exports.
The current economic crisis, according to PEC Chairman Engineer Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, is the result of various stakeholders not doing their part, particularly engineers, who are essential to the growth of any country. Stakeholders are responsible for providing a platform on which engineers can perform their responsibilities as front-line think tank troops. Innovative thinking, creativity, and reverse engineering are urgently needed for Pakistan to emerge from such economic disasters. The two tasks for us to complete are earning foreign currency and reducing imports through localization of the economy. This platform is one step in that direction, but there are still more to be taken in the chosen direction.
Engineer Jawad Gillani, a member of the governing body, expressed gratitude to all attendees, diplomats, businesspeople, and academics. Engineer Dr. Nasir Mehmood Khan (Registrar PEC), Engineer Sardar Ali Khan, Engineer Amir Zameer Ahmed Khan, Engineer Naveed Ramzan, Engineer Dr. Riffat Asim Pasha, Engineer Inayat Ullah Babar, Engineer Dr. Shaikh Zahoor Sarwar, Engineer Imran Khan Cheema, Engineer Nifasat Raza, and various industry delegates, diplomats, and distinguished guests from academia attended the inauguration ceremony.