Islamabad: According to news reports, Shibli Faraz, the Minister for Science and Technology, authorized the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to begin work on a pilot project for water conservation in Islamabad on Wednesday.

He made these statements while chairing a meeting at the Ministry of Science and Technology about water conservation challenges in the country.

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The Ministry of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI-Pakistan), will organize a national conference on rising water concerns, followed by an international conference, it was determined during a meeting. These meetings would take place under the auspices of PCRWR.

The objective of these conferences, according to the federal minister, should be to examine water-related issues and existing knowledge, as well as to define a research agenda for future water investment.

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Meanwhile, Mr. Faraz was informed by Comstech’s coordinator general, Prof Dr. M Iqbal Chaudhary, on the organization’s founding, goals and objectives, past accomplishments, current programs, and future ambitions.

While praising Comstech’s efforts, the federal minister stressed that the organization must formulate plans for Ummah’s socio-economic growth through the application of science and technology. He also emphasized the importance of collaboration among member countries’ universities to benefit from shared experiences. He believes that study for the sake of research should be avoided and that the focus should instead be on research that leads to general improvement.

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