STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan must open up its public institutes for public-private partnership in the best interest of our nation and the government is fully ready to very carefully consider all the recommendations that come out of this policy dialogue and will make every endeavour to implement the recommendations in their true letter and spirit.

“I sincerely wish that the proposals that will be made in the policy dialogue, especially in relation to the establishment of National Advanced Composites Research and Product Development Centre is implemented in full and that if proper attention is paid to this industry then it can be turned into a multi-billion dollar industry,” said Minister for SandT Changez Khan Jamali while addressing as chief guest at the Pakistan Composite Show recently arranged here.

The event was organized by the Composites Engineering Research Group of Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME), NUST College of EME.

In his opening presentation the group lead for the composites engineering research group, Dr. Rizwan Saeed Ch., presented a proposal for a joint technology centre to be established with the combined efforts of private and government sectors.

“I believe this conference and exhibition will result in lasting and effective partnerships between the academia and industry,” said British Council Director Education for South Asia, Dr Nils Tomes.

In her remarks on the occasion she further said that industry-academia partnership is important because the future of this country depends on developing a knowledge based economy and this is simply not possible without having such partnerships.

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