PEC regrets govt policy on postings
LAHORE: The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) on Tuesday expressed its regrets over the government’s policy on the posting of non-technical people as the heads of different federal and provincial government’s engineering departments as well as autonomous organisations.
In its executive council meeting, the PEC considered the policy in violation of the government’s commitment and against the PEC Act. The council said the policy was not only unjust to the engineering community and profession, but was also adversely affecting the efficiency of the organisations and affecting the national economy.
The council also complained over the continued ban on the employment of engineers for the last many years, as presently, around 15,000 engineers were unemployed. The council appealed to the Prime Minister and provinces’ chief ministers to look into these issues and ensure professionals would handle all organisations and lift the ban on jobs to minimise the engineering community’s frustrations.
The PEC president assured the government that all Pakistan engineers were prepared to help the present government improve the economy and alleviate poverty by providing technical assistance without any financial involvement.
PNF members’ convention on 30th: The Pakistan Non-Government Organisation Forum (PNF) is holding its members convention at Alhamra Art Centre on March 30.
All five coalitions of the PNF will be present on the occasion. The PNF executive council meeting will be held at Shirkat Gah on March 29. The convention will consist of two sessions. Representative of civil society and social workers will address the first convention. The participants will prepare a joint declaration, which will be announced by PNF Secretary Khawar Mumtaz.
Balochistan NGO Federation, Sarhad NGO Ittehad, Punjab NGO Coordination Council and Coalition of Rawalpindi Islamabad NGOs will represent their respective constituencies at the convention.