Federal Minister for Science & Technology Azam Khan Swati emphasized to promote the medicinal research and development in the country as it is one of the primary goal of a government to stand out.
To gain the ultimate goal the government will provide adequate funds for both the government and private sectors. The government has allocated Rs 52.997 billion in budget 2018-2019, which is more than 53 percent as compared to the previous year.
The international conference was organised by Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), COMSTECH Islamabad, Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Punjab University and Woman University.
Professor Dr Bushra Mirza the chief organizer of the conference, from QAU welcomed all the guests from the United Kingdom, Organisation of Islamic Council (OIC) countries, Germany and Pakistan.
The main purpose of organizing the conference is to highlight the majors which are not explored yet. For the first time the medicinal chemistry and drug discovery in Pakistan would be the discussion point and it build strong collaboration among scientists, industry experts and drug regulation authority personals.
The world’s greatest challenges are healthcare, agriculture, nutrition, food production, environment, clean water and medicine. These Challenges could be achieved with the help of Chemical sciences because chemicals have the potential to provide innovative solutions.
The conference provide a platform for the Pakistani scientists to develop mutual research projects with the local industry and use the expertise of their foreigner partners to stimulate research and development in Pakistan to solve health related issues.
Pakistani scientists should also identify research and practice based innovations and debates the challenges and opportunities in the new era of optimizing Medicinal Chemistry & Drug research and development.