S&T Exhibition and Seminar on Effective Linkage between R&D Institutions, Industries, Academia and its impact on National Economy
Monday, February 20, 2012
In addition, main objective is the exploitation of indigenous resources for developing import substitutes, solving industrial problems and providing technical consultancy to various industrial and commercial organizations of the country for the benefit of general public and strengthening the national economy.
Keeping in view the role and importance of S&T organizations, Ministry of Science Govt. of Pakistan has organized an exhibition and seminar at Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Lahore entitled “S&T Exhibition and Seminar on Effective Linkage between R&D Institutions, Industries, Academia and its impact on National Economy” on April 30, 2011 at 1:30pm. The honorable Federal Minister of Science & Technology, Govt. of Pakistan Mir Chengez Khan Jamali inaugurated the exhibition. Various organizations of Most like STEDEC, CAMB, PSQCA, PCRET, PCRWR and PCSIR arranged their stalls. The honorable Minister visited the stalls and inspected the exhibition.
Later on, talking with the Media he praised the efforts of these organizations in general and PCSIR in particular for the exhibition towards the National Economy and creating awareness of Science and technology among the masses. During the seminar, different speeches and presentations were delivered by the distinguished speakers to enhance the linkage between R & D Institutions, Industries and Academia.
Dr. Kausar Abdullah of FC College University, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Executive Director Pharmagen Ltd. Lahore, Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad CEO Metro Hi-Tech. Gujrat and Mr. Shahzad Ali Malik, President LCCI emphasized the importance of collaboration and consultation for Research & Development as per Requirement of the industry.
Dr. Shahzad Alam, Director General - PCSIR Lahore presented various suggestions for the improvement in the linkage for the economical growth of the country.
Dr. Shoukat Pervez - Chairman PCSIR offered that PCSIR is ready to undertake projects of National importance and need based. Further, he added that PCSIR will continue its endeavors for promoting linkage.
Honorable Federal Minister, His Excellency Mir Chengez Khan Jamali said that he will take up the suggestions for decision making at every level of the Govt. which were put forward by the worthy speakers to promote the Science & Technology. He also informed that National Commission on Science & Technology will hold its meeting soon.
In the end Dr. Nusrat Ejaz -Director P&D (LLC) conveyed the vote of thanks to the various speakers, invitees, R&D organizations and PCSIR staff for making the event successful. She also thanked Ministry of Science & Technology for taking the initiative and providing full support and contribution to organize the seminar and exhibition.