COAS & Chairman NUST BoG inaugurates NUST Balochistan Campus Quetta

QUETTA:   (Parliament Times)    COAS & Chairman NUST BoG inaugurates NUST Balochistan Campus
Quetta, September 13, 2019 – In a landmark initiative that would go a long way in the economic,
social and human resource development of Pakistan’s largest province, the Balochistan Campus
of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) was inaugurated here on Friday. Gen
Qamar Javed Bajwa, NI (M), Chief of the Army Staff & Chairman NUST Board of Governors,
graced the occasion as chief guest and unveiled the plaque of the NUST Balochistan Campus
(NBC). He was flanked by Governor Balochistan Justice (R) Aman Ullah Khan Yasinzai; Chief
Minister Balochistan Mr Jam Kamal Khan; Senators, MNAs and MPAs; Commander Southern
Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, HI (M), TBt; IGT&E Lt Gen Sher Afgun, HI (M);
Rector NUST Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd); Vice Chancellors of local universities;
senior management of NUST; and students and faculty of the campus.
Speaking at the august occasion, the COAS & Chairman NUST Board of Governors said the
establishment of NUST Balochistan Campus at Quetta is a project of national significance, and
would augur well for the higher education landscape of the province. He maintained that God-
willing, the new campus would not only afford quality higher education to the youth of
Balochistan at their doorstep, but also train them to play a pivotal role in the projects of national
significance, such as China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He also commended the efforts
both of NUST and the Pak Army’s Southern Command for the inauguration of NUST
Balochistan Campus in the least possible time.
Recounting the achievements of Pakistan Army, he said it has been contributing significantly to
bringing peace and stability to the province and its infrastructural development to bring it at par
with other provinces. He added that several skills development and vocational centres have been
established, besides a host of high class schools and colleges in the length and breadth of
It may be mentioned here that NUST Balochistan Campus (NBC) has so far been inaugurated
under a makeshift arrangement, and by 2021 it would be shifted to the new campus that is
currently undergoing fast-paced infrastructural development. To start with, NBC would offer two
undergraduate programmes, including BE Civil Engineering and BS Computer Science, with an
intake of 50 students in each programme. In the next phase, NUST will launch three specialised
programmes at the Masters level in Mining & Tunnelling Engineering, Water Resource
Engineering & Management, and Computer Science.

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