Research needs to be made national agenda

STAFF REPORT ISB: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal has said that real socio-economic development can be achieved only through linking research agenda to the economic agenda and needs of the society.

“We are making efforts to bring academia, industry and the government on one platform to link our research and development activities with the socio-economic requirements,” said Ahsan while speaking at the 16th All Pakistan Inter-University Debate Contest in Islamabad.

Chairman HEC, Dr. Mukhtar, said HEC has undertaken a number of initiatives to promote extra-curricular activities at university campuses.

He said the basic objective of this contest is to promote communication skills and critical thinking of students, enhance their understanding of socio-economic and political issues as well as divert their energies towards healthy activities and creative thinking.

“HEC stands committed to achieve its targets and further strengthen the universities.”

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