Industry, academia partnership needed for fast development.

KARACHI -- Member of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Association Muhiyuddin Chawla on Friday said the country could move forward to development through collaboration between industries and academia.

He was speaking, as chief guest, at 7th Dow Dice Health Exhibition here, said a press release issued here.

Vice Chancellor of Dow University Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy, Founder Chairman of Dice Foundation America Khursheed Qureshi, Chairman of Dice Health USA,Sohail Hasan, Registrar of Dow University Dr. Ashar Afaq, Director of "Oric" Dr. Kashif Shafiq also spoke on the occasion.

Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University Prof. Dr. Kartar Dawani and Prof. Nusrat Shah and a large number of other teachers and students were also present on this occasion.

Muhyiddin Chawla said that in 70s, he worked to make products under very difficult conditions.

Educated youth could change destiny of the country by working hard, he added.

The youngsters should work hard on their projects, every great work in the world has started on a very small scale. Vice Chancellor DUHS, Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy said research and inventions in Pakistan did not turn into a product.

The main reason was the industry had no direct relationship with educational institutions, he said, adding if the project was to be adapted, it must become a part of the market in the form of industrial goods.

He said the students that the main objective of Dice Health Exhibition was to motivate the students by presenting their projects so that they come to the industry...

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