KARACHI – The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) a non-profit organization of Zurich, Switzerland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at Federation House, Karachi to bring public awareness to the issues of environment especially sustainable development.
The purpose of MOU is to conduct joint research for sharing the ideas of sustainable development, exchanging research personnel and joint subject to subject researches.
The MOU was signed by Engnr. Daroo Khan Achakzai, President FPCCI and Prof. Dr. Michael Nobel, Chairman Nobel Sustainability Trust in presence of Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Senior Vice President of FPCCI. Mr. M. Noor Ahmed Khan, Mr. Muslim Mohamedi, Mr. Arshad Jamal Vice Presidents of FPCCI including Shakeel Ahmed Dhingra also attended this event. On this occasion both the signatories emphasized the importance of research in the transformation of sustainable development.
Engnr. Daroo Khan Achakzai highlighted the role of FPCCI pertaining to sustainable development and ensured full cooperation with Noble Sustainability Trust. Mr. Achakzai further highlighted the Industry-Academia Linkages is the policy to achieve the environment friendly progress and socioeconomic transformation.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Michael Nobel shared the critical situation of environment vs. trade throughout globe. In order to overcome these challenges, he emphasized the importance of effective collaboration by concerned research communities with Government Departments
Dr. Baig described the dynamics of trade of Pakistan in context of sustainable development and how these challenges can be converted into the strength by using research as primary tool. He also highlighted the role of Federal and Provincial government including Academia to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Senior Vice President of FPCCI recommended that the experienced faculty along-with research scholars of different universities of Pakistan may need to participate under the umbrella of signed MoU. Finally the participant of the gathering concluded that environmental capital may need to protect on priority basis globally.