SWABI: Chinese technology giant Huawei will help establish smart classrooms in Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.

This was announced by Niaz Ali Shahrukh, a representative of Huawei Pakistan, during a meeting with Rector GIK Institute Prof Fazal Ahmad Khalid.

Mr Niaz said: “This is the time to expand our collaboration in the best interest of the students and provide them with an opportunity to learn in a digital environment.” He said a single smart classroom would cost Rs1.5 million.

“We are going digital and Huawei’s help in this connection will be very fruitful,” said Prof Khalid. He said due to rapidly changing technological landscape there was dire need of flexible solutions. “Huawei and GIK Institute are already collaborating in Huawei ICT Academy programme.”

It was also agreed that Huawei Pakistan would support GIK Institute in upgrading its IT infrastructure, and in overall digital transformation.

HOUSE GUTTED: A house was gutted in Khararai Mohallah of Topi city the other day, rescue officials said. The fire broke out in a room and engulfed the entire house. However, family members escaped unhurt.

Ayoon Khan, the house owner, said the cause of fire was a leaking gas heater. A rescue team succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to the adjacent homes.

Meanwhile, a man identified as Mohammad Ishaq was killed when rival groups clashed in Sheraghund village of Razaar tehsil on Wednesday, the police said.

Police officials said the cause of the incident was an old enmity, adding the body was shifted to tehsil headquarters hospital for autopsy.

The Kalu Khan police registered an FIR and started investigation.

Published in Dawn, December 24th, 2021

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