Oct 22 - 28, 2007

The Lahore Institute for Technical Education (LITE), working under the patronage of Lahore Corps Headquarters is rendering valuable services in imparting quality technical education to the youth. More than 34,000 male and female students are being imparted education in various educational institutions run by the Lahore Corps. The Lahore Corps Headquarters organised the certificates distribution ceremony for graduating students of Lahore Institute for Technical Education (LITE). Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Governor Lt. Gen. Khalid Maqbool said the Pakistan's Armed Forces are rendering great services in the national development, besides defending the country's frontiers in an efficient manner. He said that completion of various health and education projects as per international standards by Lahore Corps reflects that Pakistan Army is poised with rue love for the country and is second to none in taking Pakistan to new heights with regards to promotion of technical education.

Khalid Maqbool further said that Pakistan Army has rendered great services for national solidarity and stability of the country. He said establishment of Lahore Institute of Technical Education is a hallmark to facilitate the common man with technical skills within one year. This would also help to end the menace of unemployment and subsequent poverty from the country, he added.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Lahore Corps Commander and LITE chairman Lt. Gen. Shafaatullah Shah said more than 34,000 male and female students are being imparted education in various educational institutions run by the Lahore Corps. FG Public Schools are receiving only Rs 90 per month fee even today when the cost of living has increased manifold and it is the sole credit of Pakistan Army to provide quality education at a lowest fee, he added. The Corps Commander said LITE has been established keeping view to end unemployment and extremism from the society. He said 70 per cent of the LITE students have achieved jobs in various private organisations.

In the ceremony, a total of 261 students from all the four provinces were given certificates on completion of 17 various courses at the institute Moreover, Pakistan Institute of Quality Control (PIQC) General Manager Nisar Ahmad Alvi has called for promoting total quality culture in Pakistan through effective training programmes, consultancy, medical research and other useful means to help Pakistan compete in international markets. Nisar Ahmad Alvi said: "PIQC's vision is to see Pakistan internationally competitive by preparing a strong team of professionals in all field including the education, health, services and industrial sectors.

"Alvi said the PIQC, NUST and NED University of Engineering and Technology were offering specialised training and development programmes for professionals' growth. "We are also going to join hands with the superior Group of Colleges for offering quality management courses including MSc in quality management, human resource management and environment, health and safety management. The Export Promotion Bureau has extended cooperation to PIQC in launching quality management courses for professionals," he added.

He said PIQC was offering 45 courses every year to train professionals, training to over 25,000 professionals and also those in the UAE, China, Sri Lanka and other countries. "Our industry is facing various problems but through total productivity maintenance not only productivity could be enhanced but wastage could be checked," Alvi added.