Chemistry conference: ‘Industrial reforms vital for economic growth’

Deen Muhammad asked youngsters to come forward and play their role for the development of the subject

Our Correspondent October 21, 2014

LAHORE: Participants of the 25th National and 13th International Chemistry Conference called upon the authorities on Monday to introduce industrial reforms to boost economy and resolve environmental issues of Pakistan.

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran chaired the opening session of the conference at the Pervaiz Hasan Environmental Law Auditorium.

Institute of Chemistry Director Prof Makshoof Athar, Chemical Society of Pakistan president Deen Muhammad, organising secretary Munawar Ali Munawar, international delegates from Canada and South Africa, faculty members and a large number of students were also present on the occasion.

Mujahid Kamran said that such conferences were an opportunity for young researchers to benefit from the experience of renowned scholars in the field of chemistry. He said that it was also a platform for researchers to interact with international scholars.

Makshoof Athar said that chemistry had not been given due importance in Pakistan. He said that it was a multi-disciplinary field in which scientists were facing various challenges.

“Our scientists want to address environmental issues. They should be encouraged,” he said.

He said that if the government supported the industry, new products would be introduced and jobs would be provided.

He thanked Vice Chancellor Mujahid Kamran and the Higher Education Commission for their support for organising this conference.

Deen Muhammad asked youngsters to come forward and play their role for the development of the subject. The conference will conclude on Wednesday.


Vice Chancellor Mujahid Kamran has appointed Institute of Geology’s Professor Sajid Rashid Ahmed Resident Officer-I. He is founder of the geomatics programme and specialises in the field of remote sensing.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2014. 


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