ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education Engineer Balighur Rehman has inaugurated the
17th International Pure Mathematics Conference.
The three-day international conference is the co-organized by Preston University. The other co-
organisers are Islamia University Bahawalpur, and Advanced Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
Islamabad. The Higher Education Commission (HEC and Pakistan Mathematical Society are the
sponsors of the event.
Eminent scholars, intellectuals, mathematicians and scientists, from eminent Pakistan
universities and abroad, are participating and presenting papers at the conference.
In keynote address on the occasion chief guest, Engineer Balighur Rehman, Minister of State for
education at the outset expressed his profound gratitude to the organizers of the conference for
inviting him to chair the 17th International Pure Mathematics Conference as chief guest. He
congratulated the organisers and sponsors of the conference for their endeavors to organize a
conference on a subject of vital importance such as mathematics.
The minister said it is a universal fact that Mathematics has played and continues to play a
significant role in the development of countries which are ranked among the highly developed
societies of the world today. He said that the incumbent government is making every possible
endeavor to promote the cause of state-of- the-art scientific education in the country. He
expressed the hope that the 17th International Pure Mathematics Conference would provide a
unique opportunity to participating delegates from within the country and abroad to share and
learn from each others experiences.
Eminent among the other speakers who addressed the inaugural ceremony of the conference
were Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, President Pakistan Mathematical Society (PMS) and Dr. Abdul
Basit, Chancellor Preston University. They expressed their gratitude to all the delegates for
participating and presenting papers at the conference. Participation of the foreign delegate was
particularly appreciated by them. They expressed the confidence that the participants will
significantly contribute towards successful attainment of primary objective of the conference –
learning and benefiting from each others experience.