NIDA (National Institute of Design and Analysis) Peshawar centre held a free seminar on industrial automation at CECOS University Hydayatabad Peshawar on April 12, 2013. Mr. Fahim Khan a seasoned engineer, qualified from UET Peshawar and Lahore was the trainer at the workshop. He apprised the audience about the incorporative utility of automation technologies to increase productivity and robustness of the industrial procedures. Dr. Riaz Ahmed Khattak Khan, Vice Chancellor CECOS University was the chief guest at the event, whereas other guest speakers were invited to share their expert outlook about the increasing partake and potential gains of industrial automation in Pakistan. They also expounded about various contours of automation programming; PLC (Programmable Logical Controls), SCADA, HMI, their demand and dependability in the industry. The centre is offering many short courses and diplomas in extensive CAD/CAM disciplines and also fostering vocational and technical trainings in a multiplicity of employable trades like mobile repairing, computer maintenance, UPS Assembling and solar technologies. Mr. Wasi Haider, Program Manager NIDA Peshawar while addressing the ceremony said that through various trainings, TUSDEC and NIDA are striving to foster the sector of industrial automation in Pakistan with the supply of relevant skilled manpower. Pursuing the same verve, TUSDEC is establishing Pakistan Institutes of Industrial Automation. He said the more we will mount on automation technologies, it will render us with new inflection points for industrial growth and economic stabilization in our country.