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Transformative potential of technologies underscored

By Muhammad Farooq
December 18, 2023

SWABI: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, has underscored the transformative potential of state-of-the-art technologies.

“The digital twinning and functional reverse engineering play a pivotal role,” he said while acknowledging the accelerating pace of technological evolution.

HEC Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed addresses the audience during a one-day International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on December 17, 2023. — Facebook/Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
HEC Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed addresses the audience during a one-day International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on December 17, 2023. — Facebook/Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

He was speaking at a one-day International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (WRE 2023) at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on Sunday.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmed highlighted the considerable momentum these technologies have gained, offering profound opportunities for the indigenous development of machine tools in Pakistan.

The event brought together a diverse array of participants, including academic and industry experts, practitioners, scientists from around the globe, and students from across the country, converging on the GIK Institute to delve into the intricacies of functional reverse engineering and digital twinning.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, speaking as the chief guest, characterized the workshop as a golden opportunity for the global academic and industrial communities to foster collaboration, exchange insights, and collectively explore innovative avenues for quality enhancement and fault identification in various products.

He emphasized the workshop’s vital role in serving the best interests of society and future generations, highlighting the paramount importance of functional reverse engineering and digital twins.

The HEC chairman said the technology is expanding at an unprecedented rate, and it is imperative for our youth to equip themselves with the knowledge required to keep abreast with these advancements, thereby contributing to the prosperity of Pakistan.

He lauded the efforts of the GIK Institute in organizing the international workshop, recognizing its instrumental role in advancing the cause of indigenous machine tools development in the country.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmed concluded his address by reiterating the significance of embracing technological advancements to empower the nation and underscored the role of educational institutions and collaborative platforms in shaping a technologically resilient future for the country.