Dr Atta says knowledge emerges as a key factor for development
The real wealth of a country is human resources and those counties that are investing in human resource , education, science , technology and innovation (ESTI) are making rapid progress.
Knowledge-based economy is the answer of all socio economic illness and health is also attached to the economic condition. Herbal have treasures of cure and heir compounds are equally useful in treatment. Hakim Mohammad Saeed was a great herbalist. Who had a lot in the field of tibb, health and education who made his dream of Madinat-ul-Hikmah, a city of education, science and culture. A reality Sadia Rashid is taking ahead his mission and holding International Children’s Day every year.
These views were expressed by the chief guest Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman patron-in-chief international centre for chemical and biological sciences, University of Karachi at 27th international Children Health Conference, held under the aegis of Hamdard Public School Karachi and Hamdard Foundation Pakistan on the topic of “ Universal Health Coverage- Every one – Every where”, presided over by Dr Mohammad Assai Ardakani, World Health Organisation representative in Pakistan at a local Hotel.
He further said today was the world of wonderful knowledge and scientific invention and innovation as past few decades importance of natural resources had diminished and knowledge had emerged as the key factor for development. Many countries China, Korea and particularly Singapore which had a population only 5 million with no natural resources , but since it invested in education and innovation it exports worth dollar 518 billion whereas Pakistan was dollar 23 billion. It’s a wakeup call for us, He warned, adding that knowledge was the key driver of socio economic development, something that leaders in developing countries did not realize it was such face of technical development that truth has become stranger than fiction, which was why innovation had become a daily necessary.
Alishba Shahzad compared the programme, Hamdard Public School presented tableau, depicting the topic of the conference, in which diplomats, physicians, educationists, elite of the city, distinguished guests, teachers, parents and children attended the function.