Opposition’s stance over EVMs without any substance: Shibli Faraz

Zubair Qureshi

Federal Minister for Science & Technology Senator Shibli Faraz on Wednesday stressed the need for knowledge-sharing and promoting research culture to meet climate change challenges.

Addressing as chief guest at the ceremony organized here at Pakistan Science Foundation in connection with the World Science Day Senator Shibli Faraz said, “Unfortunately most of us are reluctant to adopt the scientific advancement,” and referred to the opposition parties’ stance towards the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as they were opposing the EVMs without giving any valid reason or coming up with suggestions to bring improvement in the system.

“We need to change this mindset and go for result-oriented research which will bring improvement in the life of the people at large,” he said and adding that without proactively pursuing applied research the country could not be put on road to progress and prosperity.

Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Akhtar Nazir stressed the need of dealing with the environmental issues on war-footing and called for nations across the globe to come forward to meet the monstrous challenges facing the mankind.

Raza Mohammad Shah read out the message of Director General UNESCO Audrey Azoulay. In the message Audrey Azoulay stressed the need of adopting science and technology to search for the solutions to the problems like climate change, biodiversity loss and declining ocean health.

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