KATI and PCSIR to form Cor­po­rate Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: Ko­rangi As­so­ci­a­tion of Trade & In­dus­try (KATI) and Pak­istan Coun­cil of Sci­en­tific & In­dus­trial Re­search (PCSIR) agreed on the for­ma­tion of a Cor­po­rate Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil here on Thurs­day. Ac­cord­ing to de­tails Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of PCSIR Mo­ham­mad Aleem Ahmed called on KATI, the act­ing Pres­i­dent Farazur-Rehman, Vice Pres­i­dent Ma­heen Sal­man, Chair­man & CEO KITE Zubair Ch­haya, head of KATI's stand­ing com­mit­tee on R&D Syed Wa­jid Hus­sain, For­mer Pres­i­dents Farhan-urRehman, Ak­bar Fa­rooqui, Ghaz­an­far Ali Khan and oth­ers wel­comed the DG.

Act­ing Pres­i­dent KATI Faraz-ur-Rehman said that as in­dus­trial growth needed for fi­nan­cial in­tegrity, re­search and devel­op­ment is vi­tal for in­dus­trial devel­op­ment. He noted that ex­port sec­tor also suf­fer­ing due to lack of R&D and skilled hu­man re­source. He urged that to ful­fill the pro­to­cols and re­quire­ments of in­ter­na­tional buy­ers In­dus­try and re­search in­sti­tu­tion should work to­gether and a li­ai­son is must to ex­pend ex­ports sec­tor.

The DG PCSIR said that meet­ing with KATI would be help­ful to form a pro­duc­tive re­la­tion be­tween in­dus­try and the coun­cil. He of­fered to form a cor­po­rate ad­vi­sory coun­cil, con­sist on ex­perts and in­dus­tri­al­ist. He said that ini­tially of­fice bear­ers of KATI would be in­cluded in the coun­cil and it would be ex­pended fur­ther to other in­dus­trial ar­eas of Karachi.

He also briefed the gath­er­ing re­gard­ing ser­vices pro­vided by the coun­cil and the fu­ture projects. He ap­plauded the ac­tive role of KATI for bring­ing In­dus­try and the re­search in­sti­tu­tion to­gether.

Syed Wa­jid Hus­sain said that an aware­ness drive should be ini­ti­ated to in­tro­duce role and im­por­tance of PCSIR among in­dus­trial com­mu­nity.

KARACHI: Act­ing Pres­i­dent KATI Faraz-ur-Rehman and CEO KITE Zubair Ch­haya pre­sent­ing shield to Mo­ham­mad Aleem Ahmed. Ma­heen Sal­man, Syed Wa­jid Hus­sain, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Eht­e­shamud­din and Dr. Sami­uz­za­man are alsoseen in the pic­ture.

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