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Pakistan sets up centre to help Muslim countries in science

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  1. Spring Onion

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    http://www.newkerala.com/news3.php?action=fullnews&id=27961

    Pakistan sets up centre to help Muslim countries in science

    Mumbai: Pakistan has set up a research centre to help Muslim countries in framing effective science policies and introducing systems for scientific innovations, according to a leading science portal.

    The eight million dollar Technology and Innovation Policy Research Centre (TIPRC) in Islamabad, an initiative of the Organization of the Islamic Conference's Standing Committee on Science and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), was inaugurated a fortnight back, said scidev.Net.

    The centre, which has leading scientists and economists in its faculty, will provide training for students, government officials and policy-makers from member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

    Atta-ur-Rahman, Pakistan's minister for higher education and coordinator general of COMSTECH, said scientific capacity building in the Muslim world should be driven by different policy instruments depending on specific needs of individual countries and regions.

    The centre will carry out science and innovation policy reviews for OIC countries and produce briefing papers for their policy-makers and advisors.

    Of the OIC's 57 members, only a few like Egypt, Iran, Malaysia and Turkey have national academies and research councils that can give their governments scientific advice, Rehman said.

    Earlier, in December 2005, a 10-year plan to promote science and technology in the Muslim world was endorsed by senior officials of the 57 Islamic states in Mecca.
     
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    This is quite a positive step taken. Muslim countries are lagging behind in scientific research and innovation. They need to step forward and take up this responsibility while learning lessons from Islam's golden period.
     
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    Some 1 could push those arabs towards that as well. How many more lessons they need to learn. A nation is nothing without an education in science and technology. Atleast from now, muslim world should move on...........
     
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    Dr Atta is a very learned and capable person if the idea is given seriouse thought it surely will help the Muslim countries in the field of science.

    Mel the Arab countries should invest in this centre they need to provide the financial assitance and we will provide the brian.
     
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    More capable muslims countries like Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan could contribute a lot to the development of other muslim nations but lack the political will to do so. :frown:

    Imagine what we could reach with joint efforts from the rich gulf countires, meaning arab funds and our brains...
     
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    You are right. If we could develop nuclear weapons with all odds against us we can do alot more. Which would lessen our dependency on West and other nations
     
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    Yeah thats the right idea, Some 1 has to take a step forward, may be Pakistan but there has to be support from others, otherwise its very difficult to make this dream come true.
     
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    Not Malaysia. But Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan, yes.
     
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    Indeed a good step. Muslim nations should extend their cooperations in more and more fields to help eachother both in peace and war times.
     
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    Good news, however I would have expected a proper link as the link now shows "Actor John Abraham and fashion designer Mark Robinson with tiny tots at the inauguration of 'K Raheja Universal Prestige Cup Football Tournament' at St. Andrews Ground in Mumbai on Thursday."right now perhaps it will change soon.
     
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    I Agree (Some one shoot me i agree with Paa jee)but if he is right he is right.:pakistan:
     
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