ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi, while expressing concern over Pakistani universities not figuring in the 500 topmost universities of the world, has said improving education standards in the country is top priority of the government.
Inaugurating the 2nd International Symposium on Natural Products for Future in Karachi on Sunday, the president emphasized on indigenous research in fields of food, medicine and plants to alter the entire scenario in favour of mankind.
He said a holistic research may also be done in water conservation techniques in farming.
The president said exorbitant cost of medication incurred on treatment of fatal diseases can only be cut down by research and necessary steps must be initiated in this field.
He said Naya Pakistan is not about specific personages but it is all about everyone and the government is dedicated on its mission of the welfare for everyone.
The president expressed his deep concerns over malnutrition and stunted growth of children. He said education pyramid would be made the base of entire structure that would naturally enhance the capacity of human resource.
He said Pakistan will appear in the map of research-leading countries in the world soon. He said the issue of paucity of funds to the universities would be resolved at the earliest.