LAHORE: The second three-day international conference on pure and applied sciences kicked off at University of Management and Technology (UMT) on Thursday.
As many as 25 national and international speakers got registered from all over the world for the conference and more than 200 students from Pakistani and six other countries’ universities showed up for the oral and poster presentations.
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Addressing the inaugural session of the moot, Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani appreciated the UMT management. He said Pakistan, though suffering with multifarious problems, including the shortage of power, was not left out in this race of scientific development. “In order to fulfill the energy needs of the country, the government has taken a giant step to produce more than that is required,” he said.
He said the government alone could not make a difference until the private sector joins hands.
He said the private sector universities like UMT were doing well in educational and scientific research and organising of conferences on various themes would payback in future as they were raising awareness and contributing to knowledge-economy.
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“We Pakistanis are number one in the world and we can beat the developed countries in every field of life including scientific research and technological advancement if we realise our talent and make efforts with a sense of responsibility and that God is watching us,” Gillani urged the participants.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2017.
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