The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) terms and conditions for employing 70% of their workforce from Pakistani engineers, is something not being followed by foreign companies. Foreign companies have been asked to employ 70% of employees from Pakistani engineers when these companies are awarded projects in the country.
This was unveiled before the National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology that met with Sajid Mehdi in the chair.
Due to the non-availability of Mover and representative from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the agenda items regarding the pending legislative business referred to the committee were deferred for the next meeting.
During the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) briefing, Chairman Javed Saleem Qureshi said that PEC has mandated for the engineering professionals regulation via registration and practice of engineering, quality engineering education regulation in accordance with the global standard via accreditation, continuous professional engineering development of engineers, construction industry regulation & consultant and act as think tank to condense the advice on technical matters for federal government.
Also, he informed that the engineering education in Pakistan has been recognized globally under the Washington Accord as of June 2017. He responded to a question of the member and said that Chairman PEC has been elected as Deputy President of Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries (FEIIC).
The member committee Usman Tarakai said that the number of unemployed engineers is increasing in Pakistan. He said that companies are exploiting engineers. Engineers are compelled to sell certificates for a few thousand rupees.
Tarakai said that the Pak engineers working abroad must be given a vote in council elections.