Experts at a group discussion organized here by the Institution of Engineers Pakistan, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Center(IEP-RIC) on Monday said lack of commitment and professional competency hinder timely completion of development projects. The discussion was arranged in collaboration with JICA Alumni Association of Pakistan, says a press release. The experts called for proper planning and monitoring of development projects to ensure their proper execution. The discussion was part of IEP-RIC’s regular activities to promote professional caliber of the young engineers.
Speaking as a resource person at the talks Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Nawaz highlighted project management’s techniques and emphasized that the human values and professional commitment must be upheld while carrying out development work.
He proposed that the young engineers should prefer to build up future profession career as entrepreneurs for their financial wellbeing. He also stressed for proper documentation of the projects at implementation and wrapping up stage.
About the kick-backs and corrupt practices in projects’ handlings, he said these could be controlled through self-accountability and by creating awareness about the disaster affects of non-ethical and inhuman behavior in the working practices. He also briefed the participants about management’s basic knowledge, skills, tools and techniques, with the help of slides. The other speakers including Chairman IEP-RIC Hafiz M. Ehsanul Haq Qazi, Vice Chairman Dr. Attuallah Shah and Engr. Liaqat Hayat spoke about the challenges and problems being faced by the engineering community.
The engineers, they asserted should work with critical and analytical approach to meet the market’s demands. They further said engineers should properly familiarize themselves with the projects’ requirements, before their execution.
Hafiz Ehsanul Haq announced that the IEP-RIC will hold series of functions this year for professional development of the young engineers. Dr. Attaullah Shah, who is also Vice Chancellor of City University, Peshawar underlined the need of developing Universities’ curriculum keeping in view the ground realities and relevant practices. President of JICA Syed Ahmed Ali Shah who presided over the event assured that they will continue to support the IEP-RIC for the capacity-building of the young engineers.