‘Pak Science Foundation Should Focus On Sizing, Weaving Sectors’
Despite the excellent performance of textile sector, the sizing and weaving sectors are least developed and are unable to contribute their due role in the up gradation of the textile sectors. Hence Pakistan Science Foundation should specially focus on these neglected segments, said Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) while visiting the Science Centre on Friday.
He said that the textile sector still earning US 13 billion dollars foreign exchange per annum for the country. He said that in addition to the Ministry of Science and Technology many universities and R&D institutions are working for the development of science in Pakistan but its practical benefits to the industrial sector are non-existent.
He told that government has launched industry-academia linkage programme to bridge the gap between industry and academia and in this connection serious efforts have been made but still it could not give the required results. He said that Ministry of Science and Technology should allocate sufficient funds for its allied and related departments to undertaken research for the practical benefit of the industrial sector with a special focus on neglected segments.
Doctor Mirza Habib Ali, Director Research Support, Ministry of Science and Technology said that we must promote knowledge based economy to get our due share from the international markets. Deputy Director of Science Centre, Husnain gave a detailed presentation about this centre and told that 16 different institutions are working for the promotion of science in Pakistan.
He also stressed the need for industry-academia linkages and said that industrialists should contact R&D related institutions for the practical solutions of their industry related problems. Ahmed Hasssan, Major Arshad, Haji Saleem, Chaudhary Muhammad Boota and Chaudhary Muhammad Asghar also present on the occasion.

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