File Photo of Dr. Khalid Hafeez: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: The Vice Chancellor of Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Dr. Khalid Hafeez announced the establishment of the first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI) Academy to impart modern education to students of the province.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Quetta Voice, the newly appointed VC thoroughly spoke about his vision of bringing reforms and improving the standard of education in BUITEMS.

“We are global citizens and our students would be equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to compete on an international level”, Dr. Khalid Hafeez said. He said the faculty members and staff were also committed to ensuring the implementation of his vision for improving the standard of education.



10,000 students to be imparted IT education/ skills: VC

BUITEMS is considered to be one of the best educational institutions in the country. However, the university has been in a serious financial crisis for the last couple of years and the government seems to be least bothered about it.

“AI is the future and it is my dream to impart quality education to students of Balochistan”, Dr. Khalid Hafeez said. Students should be equipped and prepared to compete globally rather than national level, he elaborated.

The VC informed that under the leadership of Chancellor/Governor Balochistan, Malik Abdul Wali Kakar, the university has devised a plan to impart information technology training skills to 10,000 students of the province. “This will bring a major change in Balochistan”, he said.

The VC came to Balochistan after 37 years

Dr. Khalid Hafeez spent 37 years in London and taught at world-fame universities. A search committee conducted interviews and shortlisted Dr. Khalid Hafeez as the VC BUITEMS two months back.

In his interview, Dr. Khalid Hafeez expressed the hope that BUITEMS is going to be one of the top universities in Asia. “We will make tooth and nail efforts to improve the ranking of BUITEMS”, he said.


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