Quantum computing centre inaugurated at COMSATS University


PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Arshad Hussain Shah on Sunday inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computing at COMSATS University Abbottabad campus.

This pioneering centre, the first of its kind in Pakistan, is set to provide advanced quantum computing education to the youth, aligning with international standards.

During the inauguration ceremony on Sunday, the chief minister allocated Rs2 billion grant for the quantum computing project, officially designating Abbottabad and Haripur as quantum valleys.

Addressing at the event, he expressed his commitment to positioning the province as a hub for information technology, emphasizing the importance of preparing the youth for the demands of the modern era.

Under the Khushal Pakhtunkhwa Program, he added, a significant initiative is underway to impart advanced training to 500,000 youth in IT, focusing on soft skills. Additionally, the program aims to send trained individuals abroad for employment opportunities. 

Furthermore, the chief minister addressed issues beyond IT development, granting medical university status to Ayub Medical College and Khyber Medical College. Plans were unveiled for a separate directorate of nursing, FCPS training programs, and the establishment of a nursing college in Bajaur.

Under the Khushal Pakhtunkhwa program, the government aims to implement comprehensive strategies for restoring law and order, eliminating encroachments, and effectively utilizing provincial resources to generate employment opportunities.

A dedicated complaint cell and monitoring cell have been established, allowing citizens to convey grievances directly to the chief minister.

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