April 10 – Federal Minister for Science and Technology Dr Sania Nishtar paid
her maiden visit to National University of Sciences and Technology here on
Wednesday. The federal minister was accompanied by Secretary MoST Akhlaq Ahmed
Tarar. Upon her arrival, Dr Sania was warmly received by Rector NUST Engr
Muhammad Asghar. The esteemed guests had a meeting with Rector before the
former were given a detailed briefing on the functioning and rapid growth of
NUST being the leading comprehensive university in Pakistan. The guests were
also apprised of NUST future plans including establishment of a 500-bed
teaching hospital and NUST Science and Technology Park.
acknowledging the university’s performance par excellence, the federal minister
lauded the efforts of NUST management, faculty and scholars towards developing
it as a centre of excellence in Pakistan. In her remarks, the minister also
stressed the need for promoting quality education and urged other institutes of
higher education to emulate the precedent set by NUST.
After the briefing session, the dignitaries were
conducted to School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Research Centre
for Modeling and Simulation and Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The
guests departed after a lunch reception hosted in their honour.