Science, technology are pinnacle of country’s progress: Tanveer

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Staff Reporter

Science and Technology is the pinnacle for success in the modern era.
This was stated by Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology, at the inaugural session of 4th International Convention of Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific at NUST.
The minister further said that the goals and agendas of Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) are perfectly aligned with the vision and mission of Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) that is to promote sound engineering practices in support of the socio-economic development objectives in the region.He maintained that the government has its strong focus on strengthening of engineering and technology institutions across Pakistan. He also eulogized PEC for their untiring efforts in continuously improving the engineering profession in Pakistan in line with recognized international engineering practices, and lauded NUST for their unceasing efforts towards grooming the brightest minds, especially in the engineering disciplines, into through professionals fully poised to lead and serve the nation.
Chairman PEC EngrJawed SalimQureshi, in his remarks, said that the council has always strived for the betterment of professional engineers and nourishment of budding engineers through their growing stages. He opined that the changing and challenging world demands a need for young, brilliant minds to innovate and create new ways to tackle the unprecedented challenges.
Earlier, DrAsifRaza, Pro-Rector Academics NUST, highlighted the significance attached to the convention, saying that it would have far-reaching positive dividends.