Health Research Hugely Important In ‘Naya Pakistan’
President Arif Alvi recently attended the 2nd International Symposium on Natural Products for the Future (ISNPF-2) at University of Karachi. He expressed his concerns over the dire need of indigenous research in the fields of food, medicine and plants that could alter the entire scenario in favour of the mankind. He focused on all the aspects ‘Naya Pakistan’ aims to prioritize including its agenda on food, health and education.
While inaugurating the 2nd International Symposium on Natural Products for the Future at the International Centre for Chemical and Bioogical Sciences in Karachi University, the President also said “holistic research may also be done in water conservation techniques in farming.” He further said that the cost of medication incurred on treatment of fatal diseases can only be scaled down by research and necessary steps must be initiated in this field.
“Naya Pakistan is not about specific personages but it is all about everyone and the government is dedicated on its mission of welfare for every one” he said categorically. Deep concerns over the reported malnutrition and stunting of the children were also discussed. Emphasizing on the importance and urgency of research he said “Pakistan to appear in the map of research-leading countries in the world soon”.
He also acknowledged the remarkable works of scientists and doctors. The symposium was also attended by Federal Minister for Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman Dr Atta-ur-Rehman.