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PR No. 126 BEING THE FRONTLINE STATE AGAINST TERRORISM, PAKISTAN NEEDS TO DEPEND MORE ON ITS NATIONAL TALENT RATHER THAN IMPORTED EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY: RANA TANVEER HUSSAIN Islamabad

A nation can only progress, when they are independent from foreign reliance for its major projects. This will only happen when we are ready to embrace our own human as well as natural resources in a befitting manner. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology was addressing the participants of inaugural session of one-day mini-symposium workshop of prioritization of research and development to promote academia-industry partnership being convened at the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS).

While addressing the participants, the Federal Minister for Science & Technology appreciated the idea put forward by Dr. Javed, (PIMS) to carry a workshop on promoting academia-industrial relationship. This is the need of this era, where each country has to excel in its industry and no industry can be fully operational to meet the needs of a nation unless they know the problems and demands of their consumers. Here comes the opportunity where academic research can be of ultimate resource to assess and meet the demand-driven industrial requirements.

The Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain encouraged the PIMS management to bring forward practical research avenues and make a liaison with the Ministry of Science & Technology for establishing links with industrial sector so as to envisage the economical as well as self-reliant industrial growth. This will not only benefit the society at large but also help the medical sector of Pakistan to develop many folds.

While concluding his address, the Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain ensured the PIMS administration of his Ministry’s full support in all their endeavors to bring forward a good collaboration between medical sector and industry for a need-based research program. He also congratulated the PIMS management for the 21 Million worth of grant from the Prime Minister for their mega projects for establishing operation beds, hospital extension and construction of a state of the art dental hospital. The opening ceremony ended with exchange of shields to the worthy guests of honor of the inaugural session.

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