Countries which have effectively utilized the energy sources have progressed economically – Mr. Zafarullah Khan
BRAINS Institute Peshawar successfully organized a Seminar on “Energy Growth Nexus” in collaboration with BRAINSTORM, UKon Thursday 30 January, 2020. The seminar was aimed at improvement in the living conditions of citizens by utilizing energy in efficiently manner. Professional “Engr. Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad” delivered a comprehensive lecture on the subject. Over the last eight years, the Expert Mr. Iftikhar has performed in a Strategic Advisory role to the UK Government to ensure that UK funding is utilized effectively in developing countries and in the UK overseas territories. Students from Technology department participated in this session. The event was attended by students, deans and faculty members of the institute. The Honorable Rector Mr. Zafarullah Khangraced the occasion as chief guest.
In his talk, Engr. Iftikharhighlighted key points of energy like different sources of the energy and proper utilization of the energy world-wide in general and Pakistan in particular. He expressed confidence that Pakistan is enriched with renewable and non-renewable resources available to enhance the production of the electricity and will soon be in position to produce more electricity to meet the requirement of the country. The session was very productive and informative that resulted in great number of participants. A question/Answer session was held at the end of the lecture.
Earlier, Pro-Rector Prof. Dr. Riaz A.Khattak from BRAINS Institute, Peshawar presented welcome address in the honour of the guest speaker.He appreciated the visit of the guest speaker to the institute and briefly explained the activities of the institute and role of the institute in the energy sector. The activity might not only help in strengthening the collaboration with energy sector organizations but the event would also provide an opportunity to students to seek relevant professional jobs in the energy sector.
In his concluding thought provoking speech, The Rector Mr. Zafarullah Khan elaborated the overall R&D achievements of the Brains Institute. The contribution with regards to energy and other sectors were effectively addressed in his speech. He saidthat countries which have effectively utilized the energy sources have progressed economically.This has improved the living conditions for their citizens and put them into the league of stronger nations, he added.The Rector disclosed that a mega event on the subject will be arranged in collaboration with other Engineering Universities/Organizations. He hoped that the participants would be greatly benefited from this seminar.Such programs may be continued in future to keep update the students and teaching staff with the latest developments at global level.At the end he thanked again the guest speaker for delivering a comprehensive lecture.