PESHAWAR: The World Space Week commenced here at University of Engineering and Technology (UET) here on Friday.
Zubair Qureshi, Executive Director Urban Policy Unit (UPU), Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, addressing as chief guest, highlighted the importance of gaining unexplored knowledge of space and upper atmosphere and developing understanding to use the space technology on academic as well as practical fields.
"As I am leading Urban Policy Unit, I can see this technology can be used in GIS and collecting information for improved city planning. We need to pick and choose ideas to bring improvement in our daily lives and respective fields." He appreciated the efforts of UET, Peshawar, in organising this international event for last four years with Suparco successfully.
Dean Faculty of Engineering, Prof Dr Zahid Mehmood, while addressing the audiences said the UET Peshawar is interested to foster more linkages in research and development with Suparco as there are established centres of excellence and more than 80 PhDs in specialised engineering fields who can work with Suparco in joint programmes. Khalid Sheikh, Director General System Controls, Suparco, briefed the audiences about World Space Week and Suparco activities.
He said the World Space Week is an international celebration of space sciences and technology and their contribution for the betterment of human condition. This week has commenced at UET Peshawar with an overarching theme "Exploring Mars: discovering Earth" supported with seminars, quizzes, model making competition, followed by space walk.–Staff Reporter