LAHORE - University of Central Punjab (UCP), WorldCall Telecom Limited (WTL), and the UK based World Mobile Group (WMG) have signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up a state-of-the-art Block Chain Centre of Excellence at the University of Central Punjab. The signing ceremony was conducted at the head office of World Call Telecom Limited on Friday, October 22 and was covered by the electronic and print media.

A high-level delegation from UCP led by Pro-Rector Dr Nassar Ikram and Dr Ahmad Shabbar Kazmi Dean Faculty of IT, Zubair Anwar, Head UCP Centre for Professional Excellence and Abdullah Iqbal, Deputy Manager Coordination & Technology joined this notable event. The management team of WTL, including Babar Ali Syed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Agha Mansoor, Director, Effan Riaz Technical Director, Muhammad Azhar Saeed, Chief Finance Officer (CFO), and Faisal Ahmed, Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs, received UCP delegation and arranged a guided tour to their technical facilities after the signing ceremony.

Dr Nassar Ikram, UCP Pro-Rector, said that UCP has been gearing up to introduce modern technologies in their academic and professional education programmes, and the partnership of WTL and WMG would ensure that high quality and high technology-based programmes are in place to meet the requirements in technical and social domains. Babar Ali Syed, the WTL CEO, said that they are committed to the introduction of modern technologies in collaboration with UCP so that industry eventually benefit from Block Chain projects as well as produce highly skilled graduates and professionals to keep abreast with the emerging requirements of the industry in the new technology paradigm of 21st century. 

The support of WMG as a global technology leader in Block Chain would be a critical success factor in this collaboration.

Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector, University of Central Punjab and Babar Ali Syed, CEO, WorldCall Telecom Limited, signing an MoU for setting up of Block Chain Centre of Excellence at the University of Central Punjab.