Specialized training course for library professionals begins at PASTIC National Center.

ISLAMABAD -- Around three weeks long specialized training course for library professionals commenced at Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) National Center here on Monday.

The course titled 'Short Term and Attachment Training Courses for (LIS) Professionals, continue till March 05, is being arranged by PASTIC which is a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation under the umbrella of Ministry of Science and Technology.

The participants of the workshop include 25 selected Library professionals belonging to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Federal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.

Empowering Library Professionals on ICT Skills for development of Pakistan competence in information handling and producing an adequate corps of information scientists is one of the main objectives of PASTIC.

Vice Chancellor Quaid-e-Azam Univeristy, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah was the chief guest and the Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig was the guest of honour in the inaugural session of this training held today.

Director General PASTIC, Prof Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh gave introductory remarks.

In the inaugural address, Prof. Dr. Akram highlighted the role of PASTIC Science and Technology information services since its inception to support and promote science and technology in the country.

He elaborated that PASTIC regularly organize trainings for researchers, scientist and technologist on various ICT based research tools/techniques at its national centre as well as all the six sub-centre at Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali in his remarks acknowledged the significant role played by PASTIC to support research and development in the country and highlighted the need to strengthen PASTIC various databases and provision...

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