International Conference on Chemical Sciences: A Multidisciplinary Approach (ICCS-MA)-2022 inaugurated at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized by the Institute of Chemistry in collaboration with Sindh Higher Education Commission, Karachi. Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over the inaugural session while Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir, Vice Chancellor, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan was the chief guest. Prof. Dr. Anila Ata-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana, Dr. Shahzad Naseem, Acting Vice Chancellor, Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur were the guests of honor.
While addressing the session, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said we have organized series of conferences on various themes. This is the 5th mega academic event today. He said we are striving, uplifting the region in terms of quality education, research and development with our dynamic team. Dr. Ibupoto said the outcome of the conference will emerged as source of recommendation and it will also guide the research scholars. It is matter of high pride that more than 66 national and international scholars will present their research papers in this moot. Dr. Ibupoto also extended his cordial thanks to the Vice Chancellors of different Universities who participated in the conference. Dr. Ibupoto lauded the efforts of Prof. Dr. Mushtaque Jakhrani, Director Institute of Chemistry and his team for organizing this conference.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir said that organizing a conference is not easy task. The credit goes to incumbent Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto and his team. He said that chemical engineering is vital for humanity. Research is more important to get validation and new ideas in the society. It is the basic duty of any University to impart quality education, to evolve society and engage the society. He said we have different challenges i.e. indigenous and global; we are far behind from European world. He appreciated the Vice Chancellor’s efforts to prepare sustainable strategic plan. Dr. Tahir said we have to concentrate on our indigenous issues i.e. energy, storage devices. He said water is again a global challenge. It is imperative to optimal usage of water. He said we must concentrate on skill development for socioeconomic development.
Prof. Dr. Anila Ata-ur-Rehman said that this is a massive important conference. The purpose of the conference was to invite likeminded people, to foster networking, sharing novel ideas and ignite motivation. She said focus should be given to the research publication because it has great impact on ranking as well as.
Dr. Shahzad Naseem said that Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur since its inception played pivotal academic role especially the endeavor of Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto is highly laudable. He said we must focus on research and development.
Prof. Dr. Hamid Rashidi-Nodeh from Iran delivered his keynote lecture on Magnetic Adsorbents for Water Remediation: Recent Advance in Functionalization and Application.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhry, Director International Centre for Chemical & Biological Sciences, University of Karachi shared his views via online. He appreciated the efforts of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto and organizing committee of the conference. He said this conference will pave a way for academic and research development. The ideas of scholars will be value-added for the future scholars.
Prof. Dr. Khalida Mahar set out the objectives of the conference. She said this conference aimed at to bring the scholars on platform for sharing their experiences, advancement challenges and remedies of indigenous issues pertaining to society.
Prof. Dr. Mushtaque Ahmed Jakhrani, Director Institute of Chemistry accorded vote of thanks to participants, national and international delegations. He extended his cordial thanks to management of Sindh Higher Education Commission for organizing this conference.
Eminent scholars Dr. Hairrul Annur Tajudin from Malaysia, Dr. Rilie Yu from China, Dr. Eltayeb Fadul from Sudan, Dr. Muhammad Ahmar Rauf from Miami, USA, Prof. Dr. Chandan Lal, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shahdadkot Campus, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Dean Faculty of Arts & Languages, Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Mr. Mureed Hussain Ibupoto, Registrar and large number of teachers, scholars and students attended the inaugural session.