After six years of delay, the government of Sindh has finally approved the construction of the Bilawal Bhutto Engineering College in Lyari. This college is said to cover an approximate area of 7.5 acres located near Dhobi Ghat on Mirza Adam Khan Road.
This construction was announced in 2015 by former President Asif Ali Zardari when he addressed a ceremony in Kakri Ground and announced it as part of a development package for the people of Lyari.
The cost of its capital that was shown in the Annual Development Programme was around Rs. 1.302 billion but an appropriate space was not found for the construction of the college.
According to the plan that was finalized, this college will accommodate 60 students in four departments namely, civil. Mechanical, electrical and software engineering.
It will eventually graduate on to a full capacity of 960 students. In its initial phases, the administration and academic blocks, gym, auditorium, and playground will be constructed.
“Rather than working at mechanic shops, it will be the best option for our children to study engineering.”One of JI lawmaker said while commenting on the college.
He said that it was his team that identified an empty piece of land where the college is supposed to be constructed.
The chief minister has approved the proposed land, but some local PPP leaders have been creating hurdles to regain their political influence in Lyari, he added.