In the recent news, a bill calling for the establishment of the National University of Security Sciences was presented in the session of the National Assembly held on Wednesday. As per details, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, Chaudhry Hamid Hameed, tabled the bill for the establishment of the university in the lower house.
National University of Security Sciences Will Teach AI-Based Evidence Collection Methods
After introducing the bill to establish National University of Security Sciences, the lawmaker complained that there is no educational institution in the country that prepares the students to collect evidence from a crime location in line with modern techniques. He added that the world has embraced Artificial Intelligence (AI) based evidence collection methods. However, no such educational degree program is being offered at any national higher education institute in the country.
In a separate development, the Finance Division has consented to allocate Rs. 41.87 billion for 149 Public Sector Development Projects (PSDP) projects under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the budget for the FY2022-23.
Over PKR 350 Million Have Been Allocated to Adopt Cloud Computing in Pakistan
Documents for budget FY 2022-23 suggest that Rs. 354.07 million has been allocated for the development of the National Center of Excellence in Big Data and Cloud Computing, Rs. 185 million for the National Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, and Rs. 200 million for the establishment of National Center of Excellence in Robotics and Automation.
In addition to this, Pakistan Railways has been given Rs33 billion for the next fiscal year. However, the Mainline-I project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been given a mere Rs5 billion for the next fiscal year, suggesting that the PML-N government does not have a plan to start work on the strategically significant project. The total cost of the project is Rs1.1 trillion.