Govt to con­tinue to pa­tro­n­ise study of science & tech­nol­ogy: Pres­i­dent

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ISLAMABAD: Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain Tues­day said the Gov­ern­ment ac­corded high pri­or­ity to the study of science and tech­nol­ogy and de­spite lim­ited re­sources, it would con­tinue to pa­tro­n­ise this vi­tal area for a brighter fu­ture of the coun­try.

Ad­dress­ing at 5th In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Aero­space Science & En­gi­neer­ing here at In­sti­tute of Space Tech­nol­ogy, the Pres­i­dent said sci­en­tists had taken mankind into space from the ages of stone and bronze and ow­ing to hard work of such tal­ented peo­ple, mankind to­day had stepped into the vir­tual life through cy­ber tech­nol­ogy.

The Pres­i­dent said the list of hu­man con­quests was get­ting length­ier with the un­fold­ing of mys­ter­ies of this uni­verse.

He men­tioned the phi­los­o­phy of Poet of the East, Al­lama Iqbal which pointed out that the jour­ney of com­ple­tion of this un­fin­ished uni­verse was still long and re­searchers and sci­en­tists had much yet to un­der­stand its se­crets and mys­ter­ies.

The Pres­i­dent said re­search was not only an ed­u­ca­tional field but a way of life and urged the sin­cere and de­ter­mined sci­en­tists of the coun­try to take up the chal­lenges of the new in­dus­trial era.

He ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion that In­sti­tute of Space Tech­nol­ogy (IST) and other na­tional in­sti­tu­tions of space re­search were work­ing on th­ese grounds.

He men­tioned that launch of the coun­try’s first satel­lite ‘Badr-1’ for space ex­plo­ration in 1990 to ‘CubeSat’ in 2013 were part of the same process.

The Pres­i­dent said the coun­try’s ed­u­ca­tional and re­search in­sti­tu­tions had demon­strated re­mark­able per­for­mance in th­ese mat­ters. He said fourth po­si­tion of IST in the rank­ing of na­tional uni­ver­si­ties, es­tab­lish­ment of var­i­ous Cen­tres of Ex­cel­lence in dif­fer­ent fields of space re­search and their ex­cel­lent per­for­mance, were tes­ta­ment to this fact.

Pres­i­dent Mam­noon ex­pressed the con­fi­dence that the projects, be­ing ini­ti­ated with the co­op­er­a­tion of other coun­tries and in­sti­tu­tions would also be suc­cess­ful and the coun­try’s hard­work­ing and in­tel­li­gent sci­en­tists would suc­ceed in th­ese ven­tures.

ISLAMABAD: Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain visit­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion dur­ing the 5th In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Aero­space Science & En­gi­neer­ing at the In­sti­tute of Space Tech­nol­ogy.

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