National Science Complex on the cards

Islamabad, April 07, 2015 (PPI-OT): The President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences on Tuesday floated the idea of National Science Complex. Prof. Dr. Anwar Nasim, President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), called on Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). They discussed the matters pertaining to development of science in the country. Dr. Anwar Nasim floated the idea of National Science Complex to use it as a tool for promoting national development, peace and prosperity.

He said that coincidently scientific organizations such as Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Pakistan Medical Research Council, Pakistan Engineering Council, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and the Secretariat of Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) are situated in one area of less than half kilometre radius along Constitution Avenue, Islamabad.

He said that the area should be declared as National Science Complex that should work as a road to national prosperity through a unified and holistic approach. He sought cooperation of the PSF Chairman. Prof. Dr. Ashraf extended his full support to get declared this area as National Science Complex to achieve national development through science and technology.

They agreed upon holding a meeting soon to take up the matter with the government for getting this idea materialized. Both the scientists also discussed the evolution of science in Pakistan. Both renowned scientists also discussed evolution of science in Pakistan. They said that it should be explicitly documented with the help of all those scientists who have information on how Pakistani science has evolved since the creation of the country.

For more information, contact:
Syeda Rehana Batool
Sr. Science Promotion Officer
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9202469-70
Fax: +92-51-9202468

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