Staff Report ISB: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Turkish Embassy in Islamabad initiated measures for introducing Turkish low cost technology in Pakistan to benefit common man.
Sadik Babür Girgin, Ambassador of Turkey called on Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PSF at the latters office this week. Dr. Mirza Habib Ali, PSFs Focal Person for International Linkages and Dr. Syed Lal Shah, Principal Scientific Officer PSF were also present on this occasion.
Dr. Ashraf apprised the Ambassador about his visit to Turkey and meetings with heads of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). As a follow-up of these meetings, he said that PSF has sent three names of eminent scientists for the Steering Committee to implement the (MoU) of scientific collaboration between PSF and TUBITAK. Dr. Ashraf said that the names from Turkish side are being awaited. He also apprised the Ambassador about a follow-up meeting with officials of TIKA Pakistan office and progress on bio-geyser manufacturing project, which is a society-based service project.
Matters pertaining to geo-thermal project in Gilgit-Baltistan, low-cost mud-houses and solar geyser technology etc were also discussed.
Sadik Babür Girgin, expressed his keen interest to instigate Pak-Turkish joint scientific projects and assured the PSF Chairman that he would extend his full support in developing and strengthening the science and technology linkages between the two brotherly countries.
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