Minister visits Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology for Promotion and Cooperation of Science and Technology Secretariat

Islamabad, July 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid along with Secretary S and T, Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar visited COMSTECH Secretariat here today.

Dr, Muhammad Ali Mahesar, Assistant Coordinator General, COMSTECH gave a comprehensive presentation on COMSTECH programmes, its organizational structure, objectives, achievements and issues related to it.

The Minister lauded the role of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) and said that excellence in knowledge, research and innovation is imperative for the Muslim Ummah to reclaim its rightful place in International community. He appreciated the initiative taken by OIC in the popularization of S and T and higher education programmes.

He commended the OIC Educational Exchange Programme ‘Solidarity through Academia’ which consists of scholarships, faculty exchange, distance learning and research project. He assured him that Pakistan would extend its full support to the OIC as well as to the COMSTECH Secretariat. He also invited COMSTECH to help improve S and T infrastructure in Pakistan to benefit local science community .Pakistan is also looking forward to the S and T summit being organized by COMSTECH and government will extend maximum support for this purpose.

The Minister remained at COMSTECH for some time and expressed his appreciation of its initiatives and facilities. He was particularly impressed by COMSTECH Building and its functioning for the OIC region.

Dr, Qasim Jan Advisor, Dr. S.T.K Naim, Consultant, COMSTECH and other officials were also present on the occasion.

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