ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Leghari on Wednesday underlined the need on investing more in human resources development as it would help create knowledge based economy for progress and prosperity of the people and the Country.
While addressing the first convocation of US Pakistan Centre of Advanced Studies at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad, the minister said knowledge based economy was not possible without doing any investment in human resource sector.
The minister said the policy makers had to consider specific investment in the human resource sector in order to steer the Country on road of progress and prosperity.
“We don’t have technical professional and people to give their input that in over Rs 1 trillion energy sector, few million was being spent on human resource,” he said.
Awais Leghari urged the graduating students to come forward and support energy sector of the Country as without support of the experts, the Country could not steer into right direction.
The minister for power division said NUST was a symbol of quality in educational research and ranked first among the prestigious institution. He congratulated the students upon successful completion of their degrees, and said they were valuable addition to Pakistan’s re-surging energy sector.
In addition, the minister said centres like US Pakistan Center for Advance Studies would be instrumental in providing sustainable and renewable energy solution. He appreciated the US government and its people for their support to the centre.