KARACHI: Pakistan has suffered a great loss in its export due to heavy energy shortfall, but present government is trying to bridge the gap by improving energy generation systems.
This was stated by Mohammad Siddique Memon, Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) and former secretary Education, Government of Sindh, while Speaking as a chief guest at a seminar organized by Department of Business Administration, Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on “Economic Development through International Trade” on Thursday at the auditorium of SMIU, Memon said that Thatta is an ideal place for generation of wind power, hence, it must be developed over there. He said infrastructure like roads, bridges and transportation is also needed for economical development in the country.
“If our value added productions like rice, fruits and others would be polished and packed properly these can get space in the world market,” he said and commented that if we want increase in export we have to give up old techniques and procedures. He also said that our country needs development in its human resources also, which can’t compete the world in present capacity.
Memon further said although Pakistan’s judiciary system is working well, but we need dispute resolution system for increase of export and import system. “Now, we are going to Geneva and other countries for resolution of disputes related to the world trade, for that the country may set up a tribunal,” chairman of PNSC suggested.
“Young generation should not look for public sector jobs, instead they should make their career in business and commerce, which would be beneficial for economic growth of the country also,” Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said. He also extended his thanks to Mr. Memon, who had played a major role in elevation of Sindh Madressatul Islam to the level of university, during his period of Secretary of Education.
Former education secretary also appreciated the services of Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh for getting university status for the Alma Mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and running it very well. “I feel honour for myself to serve Sindh Madressatul Islam, which is the mother institution of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah,” he said and offered his full cooperation for its betterment. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU in his speech said that ancient Sindh was dominating the world trade and commerce. Its cotton called “Sindon” was better than Egyptian cotton, and it was exported to Persia, Mesopotamia, Middle East and other countries. It was great period of Indus Valley Civilization. Hence like the past, new generation of Sindh must develop their career in trade, business and commerce.
Earlier, students of SMIU’s Department of Business Administration Shaharyar, Rubab, Sumaira Aslam, Adnan Ahmed, Asif Hussain, Noor us Sahar, Sehar Aslam and Nadir Ali presented their research papers and gave presentations on the subject of the seminar. On the occasion Mr. Mohammad Siddique Memon and Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh gave away cash prizes to the students of Department of Computer Science, who had participated in a seminar held on December 5, 2013. Lecture Ms Sara Wali Kazi and Assistant Professor Zahidul Islam also delivered speeches on the occasion.