Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) celebrated its 25th Anniversary in a simple ceremony at its Islamabad Secretariat.
On the occasion a stamp marking the historic event was also unveiled by the Director General Post Office.
Dr Parvez Ahmed Butt, Founding Executive Director of COMSATS was Chief Guest on the occasion. Officials from COMSATS Secretariat, COMS-ATS University Islamabad (CUI) and COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) were also present to participate in the silver jubilee ceremonies. While welcoming the guests, Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, gave a brief account of COMSATS’ history since inception.
He also appreciated and recognized the support of the key figures that played a crucial role for establishing an organization mandated to promoting sustainable development through science and technology.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Parvez Butt stated that teamwork and due delegation of work is key to successful operations of any organization.
In his speech as chief guest, he shared the journey of establishment of CIS, the pioneer ISP of Pakistan that made it possible to have ICTs application in the country in the fields of IT, education and health. Prof Dr Raheel Qamar Rector CUI, acknowledged the hard work and efforts of Dr Zaidi in taking COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) forward as its Founding Rector. Dr Arshad Saleem Bhatti Dean Faculty of Sciences of CUI and a distinguished scientist who has recently been awarded Pakistan’s Star of Excellence for his contributions in the field of nanotechnology and applied physics, shared his views on significance of South-South Cooperation and considered organizations like COMSATS, ICTP and TWAS important in bringing developing countries together for technological cooperation and scientific linkages. President of the Republic of Ghana, who is the incumbent Chairperson of the Islamabad-based inter-governmental organization, the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), has convened the 4th General Meeting of COMSATS and Accra Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development during October 2019 in Accra.