Launching of geo-stationary satellite on December 20
ISLAMABAD- Pakistan’s first geo-stationary satellite will be in place by December 20.
Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr. Ata-ur-Rehman while addressing to seminar at Pakistan academy of Sciences in Islamabad on December 14, 2002 stated this.
He said Pakistan would have a strong platform of distant education with latest knowledge and information to facilitate maximum number of students.
He said education network would integrate academic and academia institutions facilitating interaction among universities, students, and teachers in all fields of learning.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan said the country has bright future in science and technology, which is vital for socio-economic development.
In a message read out on the occasion, Federal Minister for Education, Zubaida Jalal said education policy views education as a potential for progress of the country.
She said, “We need to encourage internal access to maximum number of people and develop electronic libraries to exploit benefit of these technologies”.
Later, medals and flags were distributed among the scientists for outstanding performance.
A scientific exhibition was also organised on the occasion.
Business Recorder, December 15, 2002