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President stresses on promoting research, science in country

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday underscored the need to focus on promoting research and technology-based knowledge among the students to enable Pakistan to join the ranks of advanced countries.

In a briefing on the COMSATS University by its Rector Dr Raheel Qamar at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, Arif Alvi emphasised that promotion of education was the top priority of the government.

He said universities had an important role in the human resource development, which ultimately contributed toward economic progress of the country.

The president said culture of research and development should be promoted in higher educational institution. He emphasised that promotion of education was among the priority of the government.

The President said new campuses of COMSATS should also be established in Sindh and Balochistan.

He directed the management of the university to utilize data of BISP in awarding stipend to the deserving students.

He also congratulated the management of COMSATS for its upgradation from an institute to the university through an Act of the Parliament.

Earlier, Prof Dr. Raheel Qamar briefed the president about the activities and performance of the university.

Secretary Ministry of Science & Technology Yasmin Masood and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

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