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March 20, 2019

Call to take stock of emerging trends in science, technology


March 20, 2019

SWABI: Speakers at the three-day international conference said that Pakistan should catch up with the new emerging trends in the field of science and technology as this was extremely vital for the progress and economic prosperity of the country.

The Pak-Turk International Conference on “Emerging Technologies in the field of Sciences and Engineering”, which concluded on Tuesday, was organized by Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. Experts and scholars, working in diverse fields, participated in the conference and expressed their views. They touched different topics related to engineering education and scientific developments. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, (Rector of GIK Institute) was the chief guest. Prof Dr Jameel-Un-Nabi, (Pro-Rector, Academics), Sardar Aminullah Khan (Pro-Rector, Administration and Finance), faculty deans, dean, Student Affairs, heads of departments and academic staff of various faculties attended the moot. The purpose was to provide a platform to researchers, academicians and practitioners to become familiar with latest advancements and technological developments in the various fields of engineering and sciences. The conference accepted a wide range of papers to encourage young and experienced researchers to present own work and the possibility of initiating mutual collaboration with researchers and entrepreneurs of Pakistan and Turkey. The prominent Turkish and Pakistani experts who spoke at the conference were Prof Dr Nihal Buyukcizmeci, Prof Dr Mahmut Böyükata, Dr Ismail H. Sarpün, Dr. Necla Çakmak, Dr Canel EKE, Prof Dr Asghar Qadir, Prof Dr Arshad Saleem Bhatti, Prof Dr Muhammad Sharif, Prof Dr Asifullah, Dr Mansoor-ur-Rehman, Dr Zohaib Iqbal and others. The Turkish scholars lauded the GIK Institute concentration on result-oriented research work. The Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, lauded the GIK Institute for organizing the conference. Engr Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute, said Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed good brotherly relations and the interaction between the scholars and researchers of the two Muslim countries would boost mutual collaboration. “The GIK Institute has provided an ideal platform for interaction and collaboration,” he said.

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