The President Mamnoon Hussain while addressing the inauguration ceremony of 15th session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) revitalized the concept of Muslim Ummah and urged that upon Muslim countries to join hands for the promotion of science and technology. The aim behind this co operation is to find ways to end poverty and ensure provision of basic facilities to their people.
President Revives Muslim Ummah Concept to Promote Science and Technology
Pakistan is hosting the two-day COMSTECH General Assembly in Islamabad attended by delegates from 57 Muslim countries.Purpose of this gathering was to propose a 10-year plan worth $2.1 billion comprising initiatives for promotion of science and technology. Mr. President termed scientists and the technical persons as the “best asset of a society” and hoped that the conference would prove successful in reviving the glowing Muslim traditions of a strong scientific foundation.
He further added that:
“Due to this backwardness, we have not been able to prepare scientists and engineers and are relying on developed countries to fulfill our technical needs,”
During the ceremony, Secretary General OIC Iyad Ameen Madani also addressed the audience and said that the world was facing challenges related to energy, environment and water scarcity, to which, he said socially-sensitive solutions based on innovation was need of the hour.
The President also distributed awards on distinguished scientists from Muslim countries.