Rapid exchange of information through reliable links between chambers is key to surviving in this era of rapid inventions and cutting-edge technologies, says Director General of Pakistan Science and Technology Information Center (PASTIC) , Muhammad Akram Sheikh.
In a virtual meeting with Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) and Sargodha Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday, he said a workable relationship between the different chambers was needed to collaborate and share their knowledge, database and experience for everyone’s benefit. other. “Pakistan Science Foundation and PASTIC are ready to play their key role in this regard,” he remarked, adding that the center has IT expertise and can provide much-needed information to chambers.
He stressed the need to develop a common database of different trade bodies.
The government has focused on improving industrial production and exports with particular emphasis on value addition, he said.
On this occasion, PASTIC Deputy Director Muhammad Hasnain stressed that they are making continuous efforts to convince students to adopt science subjects for their future studies.
“We also provide the necessary information to doctoral students for their research projects,” he said, adding that due to these efforts, a large number of students have switched to science subjects.
FCCI Standing Committee on Research and Development Chairman Ahmad Hassan said rapid scientific developments had posed new challenges for emerging countries that were competing with the developed world.
“Our industrial sector is still using outdated versions of machines and technologies, which are neither cost effective nor efficient,” he lamented.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 30and2022.
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