The Minhaj University Lahore (MUL), considering the accelerated pace of digital revolution, and science and technology in the modern era, organised two-days Global Forum on Innovations in Science & Technology, [Glob-FIST] 2021. This event was held virtually on May 29th and 30th, 2021.
The conference was attended by significant numbers of 839 participants globally and duly represented by international scholars of repute from Spain, France, and Oman.
Dr. Khurram Shahzad, Registrar MUL while giving the brief introduction of the conference stated that it is being organized by the Faculty of Basic Sciences and Mathematics and the Faculty of Computer Sciences and Information Technology.
The theme of the conference is “Science and Technology, Connecting Past, Present and Future” with many sub-themes related to Computer Science, Space Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Indeed it will be a golden opportunity to listen to the international speakers and panelists, he stated.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Deputy Chairman BOG-MUL while delivering the keynote speech on the topic of the "Human migration to space: the Islamic perspective" emphasized that it is a matter of immense agony that in this age of speedy development of science and space technology, Pakistan lags far behind and is relying upon borrowed crutches for its satellite navigation system, stating that it is a great threat to the sovereignty and defense system of Pakistan.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri stated that it is a matter of grave concern that our educational institutes have a lot of catching up in terms of their capacity to generate research and to contribute meaningfully to the development of the satellite system. He said that it is high time for the government to introduce policy reforms to address the systematic flaws in the space education.
Deputy Chairman further said that in the recent centuries, secular minds separated science from religion and created the cult of science; they assigned to science the attributes due upon religion.
Talking about the aspect of human migration to other planets, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri stated that in the present era, science has acknowledged the expansion of the universe which signifies the fact that there are planets in the universe that demonstrate that the human population could survive there.
Dr Hussain concluded that the speedy exploration of space suggests that before the turn of the century the human race, the creatures of the Earth, will settle on Mars, and consequently, they will have continued to inhabit other planets. He said when human life begins on six planets and the planets are inhabited, the dream of dwelling on the seven earths will translate into reality.