Minister chairs PBTE meeting

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Staff Reporter

The 3rd meeting of Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) was held under the chair of Provincial Minister for Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal at the board office today in which various matters and reforms process came under discussion. Addressing the meeting, Mian Aslam Iqbal said that PBTE should improve its matters and made it clear that transparency is the only option.
Instead of putting responsibility to others shoulders, everyone should perform its duties, he added. The Minister directed to conduct special audit of last ten years and added that finance committee should submit its recommendations after reviewing investment matters.
The autonomy does not mean that matters should not be performed in accordance with the law, he added. He directed that mechanism should be devised to stop students’ exploitations in private technical colleges and the punishment of technical colleges, which fails to submit their students’ fee to the board, should not be given to the students.
The results of colleges, who do not pay dues, should be announced immediately and action should be initiated if any technical college fails to submit dues to the PBTE. He said that matters should be presented in the light of recommendations of concerned committees instead of their direct submission.
The Minister rejected the proposal of raising exams fees under the board and added that we will have to provide facilities to the students instead of creating any hurdles for them. Chairman PBTE Muhammad Nazir Khan Niazi and others attended the meeting.