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Pakistan Engineering Council
پاکستان انجینئرنگ کونسل
AbbreviationPEC
Formation10 January 1976; 47 years ago (1976-01-10)
TypeGovernmental organization
PurposeEducational accreditation, Regulation and licensure in engineering
HeadquartersAtaturk Avenue (East), G-5/2, Islamabad
Coordinates33°43′26″N 73°05′35″E / 33.72392751544481°N 73.09317506975134°E / 33.72392751544481; 73.09317506975134Coordinates: 33°43′26″N 73°05′35″E / 33.72392751544481°N 73.09317506975134°E / 33.72392751544481; 73.09317506975134
Region served
Pakistan
Official language
Urdu and English
Chairman
Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon
Senior Vice Chairman
Engr Nayyar Saeed[1]
Parent organization
Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)
AffiliationsInternational Engineering Alliance (IEA)
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
Websitepec.org.pk

The Pakistan Engineering Council (Urdu: پاکستان انجینئرنگ کونسل‎; acronym: PEC) is a professional body for accreditation of engineering education and regulation of engineering profession in Pakistan.[2] It was established on 10 January 1976 by the Parliament under the PEC Act, 1976.[3][4] The council also registers engineers and professional engineers and grants license to consulting and constructing/operating engineering firms working in Pakistan.[5]

Overview[edit]

Pakistan Engineering Council represents the engineering community in the country and assists the Government of Pakistan at the federal and provincial levels.[6][7] It also acts as a think tank to the government and undertakes efforts to establish scientific standards for engineering innovations and services.[6] Its headquarters is located in Islamabad and regional/branch/liaison offices are located in main cities of Pakistan.[8] The council became a provisional member of Washington Accord in 2010 and was admitted as a full member in 2017.[9][6]

In 2011, it became a provisional member of the International Professional Engineer (IntPE) Agreement (IPEA), and became a full member in 2018.[10][6]

In March 2021, PEC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shenzhen University to develop and apply Internet of things as part of the Belt and Road Initiative in China and Pakistan.[5]

Affiliations[edit]

  • Washington Accord[9]
  • International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA)[10]
  • Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP)[11]
  • Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries (FEIIC)
  • Network of Accreditation Bodies for Engineering Education in Asia (NABEEA)

Offices[edit]

Headquarters[edit]

Pakistan Engineering Council headquarters are located at Ataturk Avenue (East) in the G-5/2 sector of Islamabad. President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq laid the foundation stone of the building on 28 July 1987. The building became functional on 14 October 1992 after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated it.[4]

Regional offices[edit]

PEC further opened the following regional offices in the provincial capitals of Pakistan:[8][4]

  • Karachi Branch Office (inaugurated on 23 June 1987)
  • Lahore Branch Office (inaugurated on 30 January 1988)
  • Quetta Branch Office (inaugurated on 17 February 1988)
  • Peshawar Branch Office (inaugurated on 27 March 1988)
  • Multan Branch Office (inaugurated on 1 June 2016)
  • Hyderabad Branch Office (inaugurated on 1 June 2016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PEC Governing Body 2018-21" (PDF). PEC.org website. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Quality Assurance Agency Accreditation Councils". Higher Education Commission. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  3. ^ Pakistan Engineering Council Act, 1976 The Gazette of Pakistan, National Assembly of Pakistan website, Published 14 January 1976. Retrieved 8 August 2021
  4. ^ a b c "Brief History Pakistan Engineering Council - PEC". Pakistan Engineering Council. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Memorandum signed between Chinese university, PEC". Dawn. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d Overview of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) on Pakistan Engineering Congress.org website Retrieved 8 August 2021
  7. ^ "Brief History". pec.org.pk. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  8. ^ a b "PEC Regional/Branch/Liason Offices Pakistan Engineering Council - PEC". Pakistan Engineering Council. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Signatories » International Engineering Alliance". www.ieagreements.org. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Members » International Engineering Alliance". www.ieagreements.org. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  11. ^ "Accreditation List". The Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2022.

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