Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhary stressed the need for free and equal availability of anti-corona vaccines across the world.
Addressing a function at COMSTECH to mark World Science Day, Fawad said, “It is an occasion for renewing our commitment to the cause of science for peace and development across the world. It is an opportunity to renew our resolve for the noble purpose of advancing scientific knowledge and its practical application so that human beings everywhere can live their lives in complete peace and freedom in a dignified manner.”
Prof Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH, said that scientific innovation would drive massive global transformation and economic gains. Science which was envisaged by great thinkers such as Ibn e Rushd, Ibn e Sina, Galileo and Newton, he added.
Dr Iqbal said that this year’s theme of “World Science Day” invites us to go back to the basics, start looking science from the perspective of a philosopher, embrace the characteristics of logic, reasoning, conceptual rigor, and most importantly argumentation.
Two young talented science students from Sargodha and Nawabshah also spoke on the occasion and shared their success with the audience.
Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President of ECOSF, emphasised the critical role of science communication. He said that that science communication is extremely critical for well-informed policy making on global complex challenges, such as climate change, food security and especially during the current pandemics. He urged that we must have a strong science communication system and capacities.