Engineers of Pakistan would now be able to take their share in the world job market as International Professional Engineering Agreement (IPEA) has approved the authority of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to award the title of International Professional Engineer (I.P.Eng) to its professional engineers. The PEC has also been approved as permanent member of the IPEA. The decision on the PEC evaluation report to get full membership of IPEA was taken in International Engineers Alliance meeting held in London.
Engr Jawed Salim Qureshi, Chairman PEC and Engr Zahid Arif, Convener IPEA Registration Process & Vice Chairman PEC (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Engr Khadim Hussain Bhatti, Registrar PEC has congratulated all engineers on this remarkable achievement by PEC. Chairman PEC said that jobs of Professional Engineers of the whole world will now be open for Pakistani Engineers as they can practice there with I.P.Eng title. Moreover, Pakistani as well as foreign companies working abroad will also hire the services of take Pakistani Professional Engineers, thus creating lot of jobs for them. PEC has also made it mandatory for all foreign and Pakistani construction companies to acquire minimum 70% Pakistani engineers in all projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other projects. Engr Khadim Hussain Bhatti expressed that PEC is determined to continue and strive further for the betterment of engineering community of Pakistan. Details of this achievement and process have been provided at PEC website for information of the engineers, he added.