President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized the importance of setting the correct course in order to cope with the challenges of modern times.
Addressing a function in connection with Silver Jubilee celebrations of COMSATS in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said destruction of environment and climate related issues present an alarming picture of planet earth.
He said there is ample evidence of biodegradation and indiscriminate destruction of many plant and animal species. Dr. Arif Alvi said carbon load is very destructive for the human race. He said oxygen depletion in the oceans as pointed out by some research publications is a source of concern.
He said Pakistan is committed to achieve sustainable development goals. The President emphasized the need to develop such an education system that is commensurate with the real needs of the country.
The President called for joint cooperation among the members' states of COMSATS to cope with the challenges faced by them.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said role of science and technology in national development and prosperity has acquired a critical dimension with the rapid transformation taking place in every walk of life.
He said the dynamics of the emerging development paradigm in global, regional and national contexts has created scope for more international and regional collaboration.
The Minister appreciated COMSATS for its efforts for the development and well-being of the people of its member states including Pakistan.