KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Retrench Centre (PCSIR), Dr. Shahzad Alam has said that PCSIR plays a significant role in the prosperity, economy and integrity of the country.
He was addressing the Scientists, Engineers and other Technical staff of PCSIR at Karachi Labs Complex on his first visit after taking his charge as chairman PCSIR. He assured all the employees that to provide the justice will be his first priority so that they can work with dedication and fervour but now it is also the duty of employees to work potentially and fruitfully for achieving the targets.
He also emphasized on team work and assured that the atmosphere of PCSIR will be made congenial in order to stop the brain drain, for this he assured the induction of fresh PhDs who can support the scientific research in the organization. He pledged to provide required facilities to all employees and stressed on the production of local equipment which can save the foreign exchange in general imports.
Dr. Shahzad Alam suggested that commercial network and industrial linkage may be strengthened besides some improvements should also be made in Industrial Liaison procedures. He asked to increase the trainings courses for promoting manpower. Dr. Shahzad Alam stressed on close collaboration with national and international donors agencies for resolving financial shortcoming e.g. Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). He announced interest free loan to 1-15 grade employees and best scientists award of the year.
Latter on he visited Fuel Research Centre (FRC), a unit of PCSIR, where he asked to prepare PC-1 to overcome the energy crises. While visiting another unit of PCSIR, Leather Research Center (LRC) he stressed close collaboration with tanneries. At his last visit at Institute of Industrial Electronic and Engineering he recommended some suggestion for the improvement off IIEE.
The employees welcomed Dr. Shahzad Alam and hailed his appointment as Chairman PCSIR.