International Conference on 'Aerospace Science 2009'
Moot on aerospace science gets underway
Islamabad, Aug 19: The International Conference on 'Aerospace Science and Engineering (ICASE) 2009'
started here on Tuesday with an aim to promote aerospace technology in the
The objective of the conference is also to establish dialogues
leading to long lasting, healthy technical cooperation amongst the aerospace,
communication and materials scientists and engineers of the developing and
Dr Samar Mubarakmand, an eminent scientist and
member of Science and Technology Planning Commission of Pakistan, was the chief
guest while other senior dignitaries, scientists and researchers were also
present on the occasion. The secretary of the conference Dr A A Mazhar
highlighted the agenda of the conference while Imran Rehman, the vice chancellor
of IST, welcomed the guests and outlined the scope of the
Researchers from USA, Italy, South Africa, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, Senegal, Bangladesh and Ukraine are attending the conference. There will
be 15 keynote lectures, 29 contributory talks and 48 posters in the conference.
The major topics of the conference include aerospace propulsion, aerodynamics,
structures and control systems, space communication, telemetry, tele-command and
monitoring systems, development and production of materials for aerospace
applications, ancillary space technology, remote sensing and geographic
Institute of Space Technology (IST) is the pioneer
institute in providing education related with space technology.
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PAL launches book on Benazir Bhutto
Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) launched a book titled 'Shaheed Benazir
Bhutto' here on Tuesday.
The book published in English comprises of
columns, essays and impressions of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
Speaking at a
briefing about the book, Chairman PAL Fakhar Zaman said that this is first time
that English writings relating to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed are collected
in a book form and this book will be a reference document for the researchers of
all over the world. He said that this book would be widely appreciated by those
who knew its subject in any way, and also by future generations who will thus
make their first personal acquaintance of a most remarkable person in Pakistan's
Fakhar Zaman said that the high degree of clarity in Mohtarma
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed's thinking was well reflected in her writings and
speeches, which always carried great effect. She cultivated these skills with
care, and held writers, artists, and journalists in great esteem. Her
assassination and its likely link to the international war against terror were
too serious matters to be overlooked by the national and international
community, Fakhar Zaman added.
He said that PAL has launched a new
project in which a book will be produced consisting of articles, columns, and
memoirs on the life of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed in English by different
writers, scholars and journalists from all over the world.
PAL has also
published two books (Poetry and Prose) 'Shaheed Benazir Bhutto' on the occasion
of 1st anniversary of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed's martyrdom on 27th
December, which includes poetry, essays, and reminiscence written in Pakistani
Fakhar Zaman said that by publishing these books PAL is
preserving the history and it's also a way to pay homage to the great leader who
sacrificed herself for the restoration of democracy and people of Pakistan. He
also announced that another book titled 'Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed as a
writer and intellectual' is also under publication by PAL.
PAL is also
going to reprint 'Bhutto Trial' in two volumes; a book consisting of documents
and reports regarding the trial of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed. For PAL is also
working to produce a selection of writings of anonymous writers, relating to the
legendary personality of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed. Another book 'Khushboo Ki
Shahadat' includes poems published after the events of the murder of Zulfiqar
Ali Bhutto Shaheed.
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Girls school torched in Dir Lower
Timergara: Unidentified militants set a girls school on fire in Balambat tehsil
of Dir Lower district Monday night. Villagers said unidentified people torched
the Government Girls Middle School at Kadh in Balambat tehsil. Earlier on
Sunday, unknown men set ablaze a basic health unit in Mornai village. Militants
are believed to be behind the acts of torching and destroying government
buildings, mostly schools, in Dir, Swat and Buner districts in Malakand
division. The news
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