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PU’s Rs 1 billion energy, environment project approved
PU’s Rs 1 billion energy, environment project approved

LAHORE: (Friday, May 20, 2016): The Federal Planning Commission has approved a project of Punjab University worth around Rs 1 billion to cope with energy crises and environmental pollution being faced by the country. According to a press release issues here on Friday, the Punjab University spokesman said the project would be completed in 3 years and it would produce thousands of trained professionals, engineers and scientists in energy and environment sector in order to meet shortage of experts in the both fields in Pakistan. He said various laboratories would also be established at Punjab University’s New Campus and high quality research will be conducted on different energy resources including solar and coal while the experts will also do research to reduce environmental pollution. He said the project would focus on Energy Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Gas Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Energy Economics and Policy, Energy Auditing and Conservation, International Disputes Settlement, Industrial Environmental Auditing, Energy and Environmental Engineering and other related sectors. While approving the project, Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Prof Ahsan Iqbal said that Punjab University had completed already approved projects ‘before time’ which was a proof that PU was not only forward in academics but in administrative affairs as well. PU faculty members have congratulated Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on this landmark achievement and providing guidelines to the project. Director Planning and Development Engineer Tariq Majeed Qureshi, Director Centre for Coal Technology Dr Shahid Munir and Additional Registrar/Assistant Prof PUCIT Dr Kamran Abid have played important role in this project. In a press statement, Dr Mujahid Kamran has thanked Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Prof Ahsan Iqbal on his extra-ordinary support to the universities.