20 Oct 2021, 12:05 PM (GMT)

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Events

As part of company’s outreach drive, CEO LKPC, Dr. Zubair Iqbal Ghouri met the ambassador of Austria to Pakistan, HE Dr. Brigita Blaha in Islamabad. The discussion involved sharing of preliminary information about the conceptual model, development objectives of LKPC and the company’s interest to collaborate with top ranking Austrian universities. Austrian delegates ensured to connect LKPC with the relevant department in Austria to map the potential alliances. Both parties reaffirmed to further build on the discussions.

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A delegation from Tianjin University of Technology & Education (TUTE), China visited office of LKPC in Lahore on July 4, 2017. The delegates were accompanied by representatives from TVETA and relevant government organizations. The group was led by Chairman TEVTA, Mr. Irfan Qaiser Shiekh. During the meeting, Dr. Zubair Iqbal Ghouri, CEO LKPC apprised the delegates about the mission and objectives of Lahore Knowledge Park which is going to be an embodiment of the vision of Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. Discussions involved exploring the prospects of partnership. The delegation was also briefed about company’s ongoing academic outreach drive in collaboration with Embassy of Pakistan in China to establish Pak-China University at LKP.

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The team of LKPC held talks with senior representatives of APTMA (All Pakistan Textile Mills Association) in Lahore. Mr. Syed Ali Ahsan, Chairman APTMA, Punjab region along with Mr. Anees-ul-Haq, Secretary General APTMA, Punjab attended the meeting. The discussions were aimed at engaging textile industry to establish a textile innovation hub at Lahore Knowledge Park. The team of LKPC was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Zubair Iqbal Ghouri. He apprised the attendees about the conceptual model of Lahore Knowledge Park and its immense significance for the local industry. Discussions involved prospects of hosting high ranking foreign varsity in the field of textile engineering at LKP. CEO LKPC emphasized that participation from the industry is critical to the success of any academic venture in order to accelerate commercial R&D for this growth-intensive industrial segment.

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Preliminary deliberations held with the team of Burki University of Advanced Sciences & Technology (BUAST) in affiliation with University of Missouri, St. Louis (USML) at company’s head office in Lahore. Prospects of long-term partnership were explored.

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Meeting with the delegation from Kings College London held at the head office of Lahore Knowledge Park Company in Lahore on March 4, 2017. The discussions were aimed at exploring prospects of establishing Kings College Hospital London at Lahore Knowledge Park. Under the prospective arrangement, Pakistani youth will be able to attain world-class health care education with recognized international certifications. Both sides reaffirmed to take the discussions forward to further workings for substantial developments.

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Mr. David Cobham, Dean of Translational Education accompanied by Dr. Termit Kaur, Visiting Fellow at University of Lincoln, UK met the team of LKPC at its Head Office in Lahore. Lahore Knowledge Park Company was represented by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. During the progressive discussions, delegates were briefed in detail on the master plan of Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) and its priority areas. They were also apprised about the support from provincial government in terms of the availability of substantial funding as well as its strategic commitment towards the development of this iconic project. Mr. David Cobham recognized LKP as the most suitable potential locale for University of Lincoln to setup its campus in Pakistan. Initially, the university plans to offer degree programs in Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics and Robotics as part of LKP. Both sides reaffirmed to take forward the discussions to the pertinent governing bodies in order to lay off mutually feasible and self-sustainable models of service delivery. The discussions were followed by a visit to the site of Lahore Knowledge Park.

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The Lahore Knowledge Park Company (LKPC) awarded contract to Osmani & Company Private Limited (OCL) to oversee the development work of the iconic Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP), the nation’s first technology and growth park. A contract to this effect was signed in Lahore by Mr. Shahid Zaman, CEO Lahore Knowledge Park and Mr. Farhan Haider, Executive Director of OCL. Under the terms of the agreement OCL has been appointed as engineering consultants, for developing the detailed urban design and guidelines of the Lahore Knowledge Park project.

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A Public Hearing on the Environment Impact Assessment of Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) was held on December at Mauza Dera Rakh Chahi, on Bedian Road, near the project site. Leading to environment approval of LKP by the Punjab Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the hearing was marked as an essential step towards project development. The hearing was attended by EPA’s District Officer Environment Mr. Anjum Riaz, executives from Osmani & Company, the engineering consultants of the project, officials from Lahore Knowledge Park Company, area residents and general public. During the session, audiences were apprised about the detailed master plan of Lahore Knowledge Park.

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As a note of appreciation for the young innovators and entrepreneurs, LKP joined hands with Pakistan Innovation Forum for third annual Pakistan Innovation Conference, held in Islamabad. As a wonderful opportunity to support innovation in Pakistan, PIF proved to be an excellent forum to introduce LKP as the country’s first science and technology park and as a mega project sponsored by the provincial government. LKP team attending the event got connected to some of the frontline innovators and science hubs with an interest of collaboration with LKP.

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