STAFF REPORT IBD: Focusing the scientific knowledge towards the socio-economic development and prosperity especially in the developing countries is need of the hour and Pakistan desperately yearn for this to ensure a comfortable niche in the comity of the developed nations.

These remarks were expressed by Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Dr Ansar Parvez while addressing the scientists at the concluding session of 37th International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC) jointly organised by PAEC and National Centre for Physics (NCP).

He said that science is so far free of restrictions and we must take advantage of this and enhance scientific activities in Pakistan for the benefit of the people.

“Contacts established with the world renowned scientists visiting this college have helped find placements for Pakistani scientists in the internationally renowned laboratories,” he said.

Dr Ansar said that PAEC is contributing not only to the national security of the country as well as in endeavours of basic sciences such as the discoveries of Higgs boson, on the other hand PAEC also contributing for the betterment of society to find a cure for the fatal illness Cancer through the Accelerator Programme.

During the last 37 years, about 650 eminent scientists including six Nobel Laureates had shared their knowledge and experience with more than 1035 foreign scientists from 70 developing countries and 7300 scientists from Pakistan.

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