PPL grant for Chair at MUET 

Karachi: February 7, 2018: “As a leading national Exploration & Production company, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) remains committed to strengthening academia-industry partnership for nurturing young talent informed with latest research and technology,” highlighted MD and CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari during handing over of Rs. 7 million grant for operationalizing a Petroleum Engineering (PE) Chair at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro. PPL has committed nearly Rs. 50 million over the next five years for the PE Chair.

Director, Institute of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (IPNGE), MUET Dr. Abdul Haque Tunio and PPL Chair at MUET Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Jokhio jointly received the cheque from Bokhari at a simple ceremony held on February 7 at PPL head office in the presence of officials from both organizations. 

PE Chair at IPNGE, MUET became functional recently with a full-time professor on board. The Chair aims to develop and implement research-based infrastructure at IPNGE in line with international standards, including integrated graduate and postgraduate curricula. Moreover, active collaboration with reputed industry partners would also be focussed. 

PPL has operationalized chairs in leading public and private sector universities, including a PE Chair at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi as well as a Geophysics Chair at Bahria University, Karachi Campus. A similar chair is also established at University of Sindh, Jamshoro which will soon be operationalized.