PAK-US joint efforts for promoting education lauded
ISLAMABAD, Oct 27: Chairman
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman lauded Pak-US joint efforts
in elevating education sector.† He was addressing the participants of "Rais
Ahmad Khan Memorial American Studies Conference" organised by Area Study Centre
for Africa, North and South America here today.
"Pak-US relations were
strengthened in the last 6-7 years as both the countries mutually have done alot
for the uplift of education sector to ensure the socio economic development and
poverty alleviation", Dr Atta said. †Recently, America has extended cooperation
in tele medicine field† and also worked for the provision of medicines in earth
quake affected areas he said adding it would further expand it to make it
accessible in the remote areas.
Both countries have decided to
establish a major project to promote Advance Sciences while a handsome amount
was also allocated to promote material sciences by the joint efforts, he said.
Highlighting the initiatives taken
by HEC in fostering education he said the commission had launched several
programmes with generous cooperation of the present government with a view to
bring the country at par with developed countries in terms of socio-economic
development. †CEO and President LMKR, Mr. Atif Rais paying tribute to the
services rendered by Dr. Rais in the field of education he said Dr. Rais was a
dedicated and committed figure. All educationists take him in high esteem and
recall him with nostalgia.
Vice Chancellor Quaid-e-Azam
University Prof. Qasim Jan said 'American Studies Centre has really helped the
communities in learning the linguistic and cultural background of foreign
countries and the whole credit for this goes to Dr Rais Ahmad".
He further said the objective of
organizing this conference was to generate considerable interest among
academics, policy-makers and students regarding American studies.While students
of literature would get an opportunity to meet and hear scholars speak about
different themes and trends of American literature.
He thanked US Embassy and Canadian
High Commissioner for sponsoring this programme.
A presentation on the life time
achievements of Dr. Rais was given on the occasion by Mr. Atif Rais and Prof
The three-day conference was
dedicated to Dr. Rais Ahmad Khan, the founder Director of the Centre who died
last year. -APP
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