STAFF REPORT ISB: The second brainstorming session, organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with the HEC at the HEC headquarters, resolved to make Pakistan a science conscious country in real terms as it would lay the foundation of sustainable development.
Coordinator of the event, Dr. Hamid Saleem, who is a Fellow of the PAS, encouraged the participants for collaborative efforts to promote SandT in the country for the benefit of society.
PAS President, Dr. Anwar Nasim, shared the mission of the Academy with the audience for the promotion of SandT in the country.
On the occasion, he also read out a short story, written by him, to encourage the younger generation to shoulder the responsibilities in SandT for the benefit of the average persons in the society.
Secretary General PAS Prof. Zabta K. Shinwari welcomed the graduate students from QAU, IIUI, and Institute of Space Technology, QAU VC, Rectors IIUI of and Riphah University, senior scientists.
QAU VC Prof. Dr. Javed Ashraf shared his life-long academic experiences in the US with the postgraduate students to motivate them for concerted efforts with optimism for professional excellence.
Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, IIU, invited the attention of the seniors, in particular the university heads and the Chairperson of HEC, for containing a serious malpractice at some universities of assigning irrelevant supervisors for postgraduate students.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairperson HEC, appreciated the PAS for taking the initiative for the promotion of SandT and made an elaborate presentation about HECs efforts and contributions for the promotion of higher education and SandT.
Senior scientists Prof. Dr. M.D. Shami, Prof. Dr. G.A. Miana, Prof. Dr. Kauser A. Malik, and Prof. Dr. Asghri Maqsood also attended the session.