Parliamentary Secretary for Science and Technology Nawaz Allai highlighted the role of science and technology in economic and social sector of industrial development while addressing the inaugural ceremony of exhibition.
PCSIR Laboratories Complex organized an exhibition titled “Role of Science and Technology Education for Industrial Development” in Lahore.
More than 40 companies and related organizations of the ministry including PSQCA (Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority) exhibited stalls.
Director General of PCSIR (Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Dr Qurat ul ain Syed was also present.
Director Muhammad Yaseen Akhtar, Deputy Directors Muhammad Imran and Khurram Mateen, and Assistant Director Aziz-ur-Rehman from PSQCA also briefed the business community about testing and assessment of industrial raw materials & finished products to maintain their quality, grade and composition to meets with national and international standards. They advised industrialists to work on standardization and use logical methods by consulting relevant organizations.
Nawaz Allai said, “We should effort to bring variations by organizing multi-disciplinary departments in higher education, science and modern technology for economic development of the country.”
He called for joint working and collaboration among national institutions to accomplish desired goals of economic development. He opinioned that scholars and researchers are our real assets and they should be provided all possible support enabling them to bring out all their talent.
Chairperson of Senate Standing Committee Senator Mushtaq Ahmed said that “We have to move forward in politics, sports and showbiz and pay greater attention towards exploration and development of country’s natural resources by using modern technology and applying latest scientific techniques.
He mentioned that previous governments did not showed any interest in encouraging the importance of Science and Technology in sector, but, the present government was focusing in this direction that would definitely benefit in ensuring the country’s progress as well as improving common man’s living standard.