Advancement in science and technology made our lives better: Sindh Chief Minister

Karachi, March 10, 2019 (PPI-OT): The advancement in science and technology in many spheres has without any doubt made our lives better than the earlier times, the provincial Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, expressed on Sunday while addressing the concluding ceremony of the first two-day International Conference on Information Science and Communication Technology, held at University of Karachi.

The KU Department of Computer Science has organized two-day ICISCT’19 at Professor Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, KU. The Vice Chancellor KU Professor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Sindh education minister Syed Sardar Shah, IT minister Taimore Talpur among others attended the Conference.

On this occasion, CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, who was also the chief guest, assured the Karachi University with all his support and also offered to support the betterment and improvement of the IT infrastructure and in the up gradation of the departmental technological labs.

“We cannot refute the fact that the life of each one of us is highly dependent on the scientific inventions and modern day technology. Its effect has been well observed in spheres like medicines, education, infrastructure, electricity, aviation, information, computer, metallurgy, physics, nuclear energy, space technology, defense research, biotechnology, household, sports, job, tourism, agriculture and numerous other fields as well”.

He said that to an extent, technology has even conquered that space as well, and added in corporate, the use of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and business intelligence devices, and others are helping to find new avenues to manage, operate and conduct business.

Syed Murad Ali Shah further said that the increase in cloud storage, cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence were such examples, which very soon would have a node to connect with our body and collect the data based on human activities in real time. “Relentless development in technology has changed the lives of human both positively as well as negatively. The new inventions and boom in technology were due to our inherent curiosity, problem-solving skills and not to say the least creativity.”

He advised the students to have belief that if you are going to try something different, you need to have faith, you need to have belief that something in the world will actually work for you and up there, things are already designed, you have to wait for it. The CM Sindh said that he believed on the talent that we have in the field of computer science and thanked to the keynote speakers that came all away from different countries and other parts of Pakistan and share their experiences and knowledge skills among the young researcher of Pakistan.

Earlier, the KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan expressed that such platforms are very useful for youngsters and researchers as they have the opportunity to listen and discuss latest developments and ideas with the field experts. He said that local and foreign experts have shared their experiences and skills with the young minds and hopefully numbers of new ideas would have come forward during these tow-days. The collaboration of science and technology with different aspects of walk has enhanced the quality of human’s work.

“The IT industry in Pakistan needs more research, we need more people to come in the field of research and invention so Pakistan can compete with other countries with regards to IT. We are living in times where basic knowledge of computer science is required everywhere.”

He informed the audience that whole admission system has been upgraded in last two years and online computerized admission policy has been adopted due to which University of Karachi is given 100 percent merit based admissions and do not entertaining any pressure to give admissions which does not fulfill the criteria.

The KU VC also pointed out that the Administration has given special attention to matters related with the examination department as it also needs lot of improvement. “I will like to tell you that in coming days there will be no complaint regarding the examination department as most of the problems have been foxed and remaining will be address very shortly.”

He mentioned that Karachi University is glad to have CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah present in the Conference as well as provincial IT and Education ministers and asked the provincial chief minister to provide full support to the University of Karachi. He expressed that Karachi University was the number one varsity of the country and it would retain its glory if the provincial government come forward and provide full support in overcoming the issues being faced by the University of Karachi.

“I hope the KU will soon have its Senate meeting which is now due for long time and ask the competent authority to make it possible at earliest.” Meanwhile, the Chairman, Department of Computer Science, KU, Dr Sadiq Ali Khan, during his welcome address mentioned that second ICISCT would be held on February 09 and 10, 2020.

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