With the support of the federal and provincial government, the Institute of Petroleum Technology (IPT) is being established in Karak district wherein technical skills would be taught to the youth of the oil and gas producing districts of the province. Courses will be conducted so that they will be able to serve the people of the province through their skills along with getting decent employment in their area. The cost of establishing the Petroleum Institute will be around 3 billion rupees.
In this regard, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary Energy and Power Nisar Ahmad Khan, in which Special Secretary Power Tashfeen Haider, Additional Secretary Faheem Khan, Additional Secretary Asif Khan, Chief Planning Officer Ayaz Khan and other senior officials of the project participated. While giving a briefing in the meeting, the project director of the project said that 250 canals of land has already been acquired from the joint funds of the federal and provincial governments for the establishment of the Institute of Petroleum Technology Karak.
The Board of Governors has been formed which will supervise the affairs of the institution. He said that 6-month diploma courses will be conducted in the institution for youth in petroleum, drilling, production, mechanical, chemical, electrical, instrumentation and civil technologies. He said that initially drilling classes have been launched for the youth from September 26 this year in a rented building.
During the meeting, Secretary Energy Nisar Ahmad Khan expressed his anger over the delay in the establishment of the institution and issued strict instructions to the officials of the project and said that government money should be spent for the convenience of the people . He said that the process of procurement of machinery including the construction of the building for the IPT should be taken in a speedy pace.