PAS boosting genetic engineering
ASHRAF ANSARI ISLAMABAD—Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life Sciences Research jointly organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), ISESCO and COMSATS, concluded here Thursday.
Speakers laid stress on status of genetic engineering and biosafety in Muslim World. Special emphasis was laid on bioethical code of conduct requisite for life scientists in Pakistan.
In his concluding remarks, Mr. M. Humayun, Secretary, MoENT, said that the present political leadership of Pakistan in its manifesto has set goals with regard to Life Sciences and identified a policy focus for building relevant international collaborations to gear Pakistan towards a Biotechnology Revolution. In his view, such workshops and informative gatherings would help disseminate more knowledge about Biosafety and Biosecurity in our country and the region. He assured Ministry’s support for initiatives and useful ideas that and ethical considerations are required in all countries to save humanity from consequences of unwholesome practices in Biotechnology applications.
Dr. Zabta K. Shinwari thanked expert Foreign delegates