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New technology to boost national economy: Minister
New technology to boost national economy: Minister

LAHORE: (Tuesday, November 24, 2020): Punjab Minister MPDD Mr Nauman Langriyal has urged the business community to adopt the latest technology for development of Pakistan’s economy as the business development would help eliminate unemployment from the country. He was addressing the international conference on business and commerce with the theme of creating opportunities from uncertainties organized by PU Hailey College of Commerce at its greens here on Tuesday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Commerce Prof Dr Mubbsher Munawar Khan, Principal HCC Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed, senior faculty members, researchers and students were present on the occasion. Addressing the conference, Malik Nauman Langriyal said that COVID 19 had strongly damaged the economies throughout the world and this conference was a need of the hour to seek new opportunities among uncertainties. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given priority to the industry in the pandemic situation which had benefited the labor class and the business community. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given an unprecedented package to uplift small medium industries which would trigger a positive change in the country’s overall economy and improve the living standard of a common man. He said that unfortunately the previous governments brought state institutions to a debacle and they could not deliver services to the country as well as the nation. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said that it was the basic purpose of institutions of higher learning to create and transfer new knowledge, produce civilized citizens and bring change in attitudes. He said that the universities should play their role for socio-economic development of Pakistan. He said that many public institutions had failed to deliver only because people there did not perform their duties. He said that we must see what was our value addition to the universe. Addressing the conference, Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed said that the conference had been organized to explore new horizons of business and commerce development under the prevailing situation. He said that speakers from other countries and various parts of Pakistan were participating in the conference. He said that the aim of the conference was to provide a platform to students and researchers to network themselves and share knowledge and experiences in the relevant fields.