Need to improve linkages between academia and industry in Pakistan
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said that developed countries have attained fast economic growth by promoting academia-industry linkages in Pakistan.
He stressed that there was a great need in Pakistan to improve strong linkages between industrial sector and universities in order to resolve problems of industry, accelerate industrialization and economic growth of the country.
Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said while speaking as chief guest at a job fair organized by NUST University. Malik Sohail Hussain, Chairman Coordination, Saarc Chamber of Commerce and industry were also present at the occasion.
Muhammad Ahmed Waheed visited various stalls put up by over 80 organizations and also interacted with the students of NUST Business School, NUST School of Natural Science and NUST School of Social Sciences.
He also held a meeting with Rector, NUST Lt. Gen. (Retd) Naweed Zaman to discuss with him matters for establishing incubation centres in Pakistan and promoting entrepreneurship in university students.
Lt. Gen. (Retd) Naweed Zaman said that efforts would be made in cooperation with ICCI to promote entrepreneurship in students so that instead of job seeker, they could become job creators for others and achieve a financially stable career in Pakistan. He also exchanged views with President ICCI on matters related to industry of mutual interest.