Lyari project: Vocational training institute named after Aseefa Bhutto

First batch to emerge after six months, says VC.

Agencies July 21, 2012


An institute for electronics and vocational training has been named after Benazir Bhutto’s youngest daughter, Aseefa, who laid the foundation stone on Friday as her father, President Asif Ali Zardari, looked on.

The Bibi Aseefa Institute of Electronics & Vocational Training (AIVET) is part of the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari.

The institute will work under the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Faculty of Electronic Engineering and will have 10 engineering streams and 17 practical fields in vocational training. The goal is to train the young people of Lyari who will receive degrees, diploma and certificates which will be accepted overseas as well.

The president said that it was a great achievement of the government that it had opened three new universities in Karachi after over six decades. The city’s population has grown so much that a greater number of universities and educational facilities are needed.

Vice Chancellor Dr Rashid A. Shah said that around 250 permanent jobs for technicians, helpers, lab assistants would be created by the institute. The first batch will emerge in six months. Governor Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and provincial ministers attended the ceremony. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.


naeem khan Manhattan,Ks | 11 years ago | Reply

I would like to know how much of their money is going into this project, here in the US, when people donate substantial amounts of their money for any institution, then the board of directors put that person's name on it. Exactly what kind of credentials she has and what kind of services she has rendered to the well being of education in Pakistan beside being daughter of BB and that corrupt father of hers. I am sure there are several educators in Sindh who has dedicated their lives to educate Pakistanis, their names should be put on institution not these people who has not done an honest day of work in their whole lives. Why don't they donate those millions laying around in the Swiss banks which has been contested for years. It is very sad for the nation that these people spend tax payers money on these projects and name them after them. Could any one tell me what kind of institution Zardari, BB has done for the people of Pakistan beside siphoning millions to the Swiss and other banks abroad.

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