Nano-technology need of the hour: Speakers

STAFF REPORT ISB: A one-day seminar on “Nano-technology and Stakeholders in Pakistan” highlighted the importance of nanotechnology and stressed the need for revival of the National Commission on Nano-science and Technology.

The conference, organised by PINSAT, was addressed by Chinese National Centre for Nano-science and Technology DG Dr. Chen Wang, Emeritus Prof. Dr M. Yahya from Malaysia, Iran Inter-Islamic Network of Nanotechnology CEO Dr Masoud Hafezi Ardakani, and Dr NM Butt spoke about various the developments in the field of Nanotechnology in their respective countries.

In his remarks, Secretary for Science Akhlaq Tarar said that by 2015, nanotechnology will have a market share of $3 billion.

He pointed out that following an initial investment for developing science and technology in the country, a resource constraint had set in and finances were being diverted to other projects.

Tarar said that a task force had been formed to follow up on recommendations contained in this policy.

PINSAT Chairman Dr NM Butt highlighted the importance of nanotechnology. He also stressed the need for the revival of the National Commission on Nano-science and Technology.

Preston University Chancellor Dr Abdul Basit also highlighted the universitys achievements.

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