Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quaid-e-Millat Day observed at Sir Syed University

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Glowing tributes were paid to Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan at a seminar held under the auspices of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology on the occasion of his 117th Birth Anniversary on October 3.

The speakers on the occasion shed light on the life of the great Liaquat Ali Khan and recounted his achievements during Pakistan Movement and after the creation of Pakistan.

Addressing the seminar as chief guest, Engr Adil Usman, Vice-President, Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), observed that today we are living in an independent state with complete respect and dignity and which came into being as a result of historic struggle waged by leaders like Nawab Liaquat Ali Khan under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

“He fully supported the Quaid in his long and arduous journey which finally stood rewarded on August 14, 1947 when Pakstan appeared on the world map as a homeland for the Muslims of South Asia.

In his speech, Saeed Ahmed Siddiqi, a senior Aligarian now in his 90s, described Liaquat Ali Khan as a courageous leader and said that despite immense odds he refused to devalue Pakistan’s currency and presented three surplus budgets in a row.

Another speaker, Mehfooz-un-Nabi Khan, reckoned that the youth can bring about a revolutionary change in the society with commitment to the principles laid down by Liaquat Ali Khan and the ideology he pursued.

Other speakers on the occasion included Umar Khan, Sana Haider and Nazeer Channa while renowned poet Khumar Farooqui presented poetic homage to the legendary leader.

Karachi Chamber, SSUET reiterate close coordination

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has reiterated its close coordination with the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, for research and development in the industrial field.

An assurance in this regard came from the newly elected KCCI President, Mohammed Haroon Agar, in a meeting with the SSIET Registrar, Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed, who called on him at KCCI Head Office on October 2.

Haroon Agar said that the Chamber was already coordinating with the SSUET and working in close proximity with the University to promote research and development (R&D) for the benefit of the industrial sector.

He said that he along with the members of the Managing Committee will soon visit the SSUET to further strengthen the already existing working relationship between the two institutions.

On the occasion Registrar Shah Mahmood informed that upon the advice of KCCI's proposal the SSUET carried out a survey of industrial sector to determine the various industries keeping their immediate requirement.

He pointed out that the SSUET was producing over a hundred projects, mostly relating to industrial sector and if put to application, these could provide beneficial for the industrial sector. In this regard the role of KCCI will prove highly beneficial.

The newly elected Senior Vice-President, Shamim A. Firpo, and Member Managing Committee, Asif Bega, were also present in the meeting.

Asif Bega stressed the need for innovative projects for textile sector believing that the University can help this sector in a big way.

The KICCI President described the SSUET as a valuable asset in the field of engineering and he along with his Managing Committee looked forward to visiting the University in order to discuss further proposals for enhanced coordination.