Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the state-of-the-art law Alley college, Chairman FIEDMC Mian Kashif Ashfaq said that the quality of education is the most essential requirement for the development of any country. He applauded the current government for carrying for introducing reforms in the education system. This important event was attended by a number of esteemed guests including Commissioner Faisalabad Division Saqib Mannan, Session Judge Faisalabad Ch Mansoor Akhtar and others.
Addressing the ceremony, Mian Kashif said that he was delighted to inaugurate the state-of-the-art college. He said that Alley College would be equipped with well-experienced and quality teaching staff who would impart standard education to the students. Mian Kashif Ashfaq toured the college before the start of the ceremony. He also visited the E-library which has been established as a part of Alley College for the convenience of the students. Commissioner Faisalabad Division Saqib Mannan also praised the institute and declared it to be a state-of-the-art college for the aspiring law students. The Commissioner lauded the qualified and experienced staff of the institute and wished them good luck.
FIEDMC’s Role in reviving Pakistan’s Industrial Sector
FIEDMC has been serving as a key government entity in developing and diversifying the economy of Pakistan through the creation of industrial zones. It was formally registered under company’s ordinance in 1984 with aim to foster economic development and has currently undertaken three projects of national importance. Their first project of Value Addition City has been a massive success and has been applauded for offering state-of-the-art infrastructure, affordable land, top-notch facilities and dedicated business support services.
M-3 Industrial City which enjoys the perks of being an SEZ is another fruitful project which was launched by FIEDMC. It is the largest industrial state in Pakistan launched to support the development of the manufacturing sector through provision of top-tier infrastructure and an environmental-friendly estate management. Comprising of over more than 4500 acres of land accommodating Chemicals, Auto motives, Textile, Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology etc., M-3 Industrial City is a huge project with enormous potential.
Allama Iqbal Industrial City- FIEDMC’s Landmark Project
Allama Iqbal Industrial City, which is one of the nine SEZ’s to be built in Pakistan under CPEC is being developed by FIEDMC too. The SEZ’s are referred to as the lifelines of Pakistan’s industrial development as once operational, they would be able to create around 2 million jobs. They would also enhance exports and would help in uplifting several other sectors of the economy.
This SEZ was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan in January, 2020. Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of the Allam Iqbal Industrial City, he said that Pakistan needs to have intensive industrialization for wealth creation. He further stated that the problem of unemployment can’t be solved by the agriculture-based economy of the country and that the industries need to take up this responsibility.
FIEDMC’S Launches IQTM Training Centre
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar Chairman lauded FIEDMC Kashif Ashfaq for his achievement of establishing this training center in the least possible time. “It will provide skilled manpower to the industrial units to be established in the Special Economic Zone, Allama Iqbal Industry City and other industrial zones “, said Sarwar. The governor added that linkages between the industry and academia were essential for national development. He stressed that the universities and FIEDMC should collaborate to guarantee provision of skilled manpower for the industrial sector. There are several opportunities in the business sector but only those nations which maintain quality and standard can avail these opportunities, he said.
Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar Vice Chancellor Punjab University addressed the function and pledged that they would offer all sorts of support to FIEDMC for training of their manpower. Chairman FIEDMC Mian Kashif Ashfaq said that during PM Khan’s recent visit to Faisalabad, it was suggested that a training center for the industrial workforce should be established. FIEDMC immediately acted on the suggestion and launched IQTM Training Center to upskill manpower and expand their capabilities.