Biose­cu­rity work­shop urges strong co­op­er­a­tion among science ad­min­is­tra­tors

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD— Ex­perts at the three- day work­shop of COMSATS, PAS and ISESCO have called for en­hanced co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the col­lab­o­rat­ing in­sti­tu­tions; ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion of sci­en­tists and re­searchers from com­mon mem­ber states of COMSATS and ISESCO in build­ing rel­e­vant ca­pac­i­ties; in­creas­ing aware­ness and ed­u­ca­tion in biotech­nol­ogy ethics.

The event was jointly or­ga­nized by COMSATS, ISESCO and PAS with over 150 par­tic­i­pants from around 20 R& D in­sti­tu­tions and uni­ver­si­ties from across Pak­istan.

At the con­clud­ing cer­e­mony, Fed­eral Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Fed­eral Ed­u­ca­tion and Pro­fes­sional Train­ing, M. Hu­mayun, ob­served some alarm­ing trends in the state of ed­u­ca­tion in Pak­istan, specif­i­cally the num­ber of out- of- school chil­dren, which is es­ti­mated to be 24 mil­lion.

Com­ment­ing on the theme of the work­shop, he con­sid­ered biosafety, biose­cu­rity and bio­con­tain­ment im­por­tant ar­eas of con­cern around the globe and lauded COMSATS, ISESCO and PAS for suc­cess­fully hold­ing the event on this cru­cial theme.

Dr. I. E. Qureshi, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, COMSATS; Dr. Abd ul Azeez Hameed Ali, ISESCO Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Shar­jah, UAE; and Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shin­wari, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral PAS; also ad­dressed the gath­er­ing. Dr. Qureshi em­pha­sized that such events have a strong in­trin­sic sig­nif­i­cance in view of the op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­for­ma­tion ex­change, sci­en­tist- to- sci­en­tist in­ter­ac­tiv­ity and in­spi­ra­tion gained by ju­nior re­searchers from the work of ex­pe­ri­enced schol­ars.— APP

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.