STAFF REPORT IBD: The uplift of the national economy requires our due attention to science and technology. For development in science, a sound mathematical foundation is a pre-requisite, therefore, it is imperative to develop and adequate mathematical culture in Pakistan.

This was the crux of the recently held three-day International Pure Mathematics Conference (13th IPMC 2012) on Algebra, Geometry, Analysis, and Mechanics that concluded here. The moot was organized by Quaid-i-Azam University and Preston University in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Pakistan Mathematical Society.

A large number of people including students, teachers, scholars were present in the concluding session of the conference.

In his remarks, Sheikh Waqas Akram, Federal Minister for Education and Training, said that Mathematics is one of the important fields and the backbone of science subjects and there must be proper utilisation of this subject in daily life. The government is committed to provide full support for the promotion of mathematical culture in the society, he said.

QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Masoom Yasinzai said QAU is ranked among the top universities of the world and it is focusing on further improving its standard of education.

On the occasion, Prof. Qaiser Mushtaq briefed the participants about the financial and other issues being faced by the society.

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