Shibli Faraz urges scientists, researchers to develop energy-efficient appliances

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Zubair Qureshi

The government intends to harness power from renewable resources with the full participation of the private sector.

This was said by Minister for Science & Technology Shibli Faraz while inaugurating a two-day International Seminar on ‘Sustainable Technologies in Modern Energy: A Roadmap Towards Green Economy’ at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences on Monday.

Shibli Faraz was of the view that small conservations from energy efficient appliances translate into savings on large energy projects. He called on adopting the approach of the Japanese with regard to conservation of energy and modernizing domestic appliances.

In his welcome address, Rector CUI, Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal, offered his institution’s support in setting up Pakistan’s first Fuel Cell Research Institute to spearhead development of fuel cell technology under the Government’s knowledge economy initiative. He pointed out that more research and development is needed in smart grid technology to cut line losses and potentially drawing investors and modern distribution companies to invest in Pakistan. “

During his virtual address, Prof. Dr. Ashraf Shalaan, Chairperson COMSATS Coordinating Council, lauded COMSATS and UNESCO for partnering on a highly relevant area of sustainable technologies in energy in the developing world. He considered nations’ abilities to keep up with technological progress and innovation critical for socio-economic growth.

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