ISLAMABAD : Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood has said that a uniform policy would be formulated for opening of technical and professional training institutes to support the industrial sector. The education minister was presiding over a meeting of provincial education ministers here on Thursday. The meeting reviewed the strategy of phase wise opening of technical and vocational training institutes across the country. Shafqat directed all provinces and concerned departments to present their suggestions in this regard to the Federal Education Ministry within three days. He said that in the light of these suggestions, a report would be presented to the Prime Minister on final roadmap after which a summary would be presented to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) for approval. Shafqat Mehmood said the institutes providing training directly in factories would be opened in the first phase, while the institutes providing education in class rooms would be opened in the second phase.