ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain has said

that COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has been ranked among top 10 best

universities in Pakistan by HEC. But my vision as the Chancellor of CIIT is to bring it within top

500 universities of the world.

He was chairing a meeting with the delegation from CIIT headed by Dr. Zaidi, Rector CIIT. The

delegation gave a detailed review of the Institution performance since its inception in 2000 up till

now to the federal minister.

The performance indicators showed an overall satisfactory report. On the other hand the Rector

CIIT discussed some issues at hand and asked for a favourable support from the Ministry of

Science andamp; Technology as well as from the Government of Pakistan for the uplift of standards of

education in Pakistan in general and in Science andamp; Technology field in particular.

Rana Tanveer Hussain assured full support from the Ministry of Science andamp; Technology

wherever possible. He also directed the CIIT delegation to pay full attention to the cause of

improving ranking of CIIT not only in HEC but also in the world top 500 universities.

At the end of the very detailed briefing, Rana Tanveer Hussain appreciated the efforts of the

CIIT team under the leadership of Dr. Zaidi, Rector CIIT for their struggle in establishing CIIT

campuses in smaller cities of Pakistan which has made it convenient for brilliant students of

those and neighbouring areas to get higher education. He also encouraged the CIIT Rector to

discuss issues that their management is facing and which can be resolved by the help of the


The minister showed satisfaction over his current team of Secretary Fazal Abbas Maken and the

Additional Secretary M. Ashraf at Ministry of Science andamp; Technology who are working in close

coordination for resolving issues and improving performance of all the attached organisations

and wings of the ministry.

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