‘Scientists can pave ways of bilateral ties between Pakistan, India’

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KARACHI: The basic aim of science is to help humanity. Better science practices are key to peace in this region, while science can eradicate poverty in the countries of this region, including Pakistan and India.The national and international scientists at inaugural ceremony of the 3-day International Year of Crystallography (IYCr) South Asia Regional Summit on Vistas in Structural Chemistry April 28-30, 2014 being held at International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi University (KU) on Monday said science can pave the ways of bilateral ties between Pakistan and India.Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan will make all efforts to accelerate the pace of progress in the field of higher education and it is an honour for Pakistan organising the event HEC Chief Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said.Education is the only solution to all problems of the country. The HEC is making collaboration with different universities of UK, USA, China and other countries of the world to speedup the development pace in this sector.Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser said this unique type of international summit was getting the scientists of different countries, especially from this region, closer to each other. He said this scientific interaction would positively affect the financial status of South Asian countries. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman said science was beyond from all geographical limits and it was filling the bilateral gap between the countries. He said knowledge was the only key driver to get socio-economic progress in the world. The main objective of this meeting is to provide a platform for structural chemists and biologists of the regional countries to share their findings with science administrators and industry representatives in order to develop a convergence of experiences and opinion and a greater understanding about the tremendous benefits of structural chemistry, he said.Prof Dr Gautam Desiraju said the scientists from Pakistan and India were required to work for the welfare of the deprived people of both the countries regardless of the status of foreign relations between the two countries.Declaring the ICCBS as finest institution of the world, Dr Iqbal Choudhary expressed his hope the on going summit would make stronger scientific relations between international scientists, especially scientists of this region.   Managing Trustee Muhammad Hussain Panjwani Memorial Trust, Ms Nadira Pujwani Chairmn Husein Ebrahim Jamal Foundation, Aziz Latif Jamal Coordinator IYCr South Asia Summit 2014, Dr Sammer Yousuf and other distinguish scientists and researchers were also present.

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