PESHAWAR (Khyber Mail): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur has taken a significant step by deciding to establish an international standard cyber security institute in the provincial capital, Peshawar. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide accessible cyber security education facilities to the youth within the province.

The decision was reached during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur on Tuesday. Key participants included Provincial Minister for Higher Education Meena Khan Afridi, Administrative Secretaries from the Higher Education and Science Technology & Information Technology departments, the Managing Director of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board, and the Director of the National Center for Cyber Security.

The proposed cyber security institute will be housed in an existing government building and will offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs in cyber security. Chief Minister Gandapur emphasized the need for specialized cyber security education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and directed the relevant departments to finalize the institute’s modalities promptly for formal approval.

Highlighting the significance of investing in the information technology sector, he stressed that the government would allocate necessary resources to ensure the institute’s success. Furthermore, Chief Minister Gandapur expressed the intention to extend similar cyber security institutes to divisional headquarters in the future.

He reaffirmed the provincial government’s commitment to providing modern IT education and training opportunities to the youth, both nationally and internationally. Acknowledging the remarkable talent within the province, he pledged to create avenues for employment and growth across various sectors.

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