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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has accorded approval to the establishment Air University on a 400 kanals

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has accorded approval to the establishment Air University on a 400 kanals vast piece of land at Pirpyai village on GT Road Nowshera and directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to handover the land to PAF and to expedite work on the project and put them on ground in the shortest possible time. A high level meeting to review the progress on the establishment of this university as well as commercial Aircraft Maintenance College in Nowshera and PAF Cadet College in Peshawar was held at CM House Peshawar with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair. Besides, Minister for Public Health Engineering and Information, Shah Farman, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister for Aviation and Technical Education Air Commodore Mohammad Amin, Principal Secretary to CM Mohammad Israr, Secretaries of Irrigation, PHE, Administration, DC Nowshera and other high ups of concerned departments attended the meeting. The Air University will be established under the control of Pakistan Air Force while both the high profile colleges would also be managed by PAF. The Chief Minister termed the establishment of these institutions as milestone step and said that its establishment unique in nature would have a far reaching impact not only on education sector but on the economy of the province adding that there would usher in a new era of prosperity in the province because new opportunities of employment, research and innovation would be explored in the region by it. Chief Minister while praising the high professional skills and capabilities of PAF in so many technologies including aviation and aircrafts maintenance, expressed the confidence that it would impart all such skills and expertise to the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that were direly needed over here. It is worth mentioning that KP government has also planning technical university in the province to localize all types of technologies, trades and skills as well as enhance creativity of youth with bunch of job opportunities. Pervez Khattak was of the view that owing to its peculiar geographical location, Nowshera GT road was very much suitable for such educational institutions while a number of educational institutions were already being setup in the same locality. He termed the promotion of aviation and technical education as the need of the hour and the best way to address the core issue of unemployment. He said that with the establishment of the Air University, aviation & technical education would be promoted on modern and scientific lines and resultantly, not only maximum employment opportunities would be provided to the jobless young lots but industrial sector would also groom in the province. “Our province has suffered great losses because of dis-continuation of policies and lack of decision power in the past regimes but the same will not happen anymore and now whatever decision is once made it will be implemented at all costs and all such schemes of national importance will never be thrown in the cold storage”, the Chief Minister resolved. He hoped these institutions will not be limited to imparting traditional education and training but these will be hubs of researches and inventions wherein researches works of international standard would be carried out besides imparting all types of technical training and ultimately our young generation will be inclined towards creative activities and inventions. The Chief Minister also directed the authorities to adopt international standards in the planning, designing and construction of these Universities and Colleges. The PAF authorities assured all possible professional and technical assistance to the provincial government in the establishment and management of these specialized Universities and Colleges. <><><><><><><>