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Leeds University, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences to organize United Kingdom-Pakistan Coal Conference to focus on energy crises

Lahore: The University of Leeds, UK and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad-Pakistan will organize a three-day “UK-Pakistan Coal Conference (UKPKCC 2012).” The conference will be held at The University of Leeds, UK from July 3-5, 2012. From Pakistan Dr Muhammad Tayyeb Javed from Department of Electrical Engineering, PIEAS is the Principal Organizer of the Conference.

The organizers of the conference have invited Punjab University scientists and faculty members to submit papers (academic or industrial) to be presented in the conference.

The objectives of the conference are to increase academic collaboration between UK and Pakistan and encourage industrial contact with the UK to develop coal and power industries in Pakistan. The conference will focus on key aspects of Pakistani coal utilization including – combustion, power generation, coal mining and gasification.

Pakistan has a major shortage in power availability and that has an effect on economic and social development. Currently, less than 1% of electricity is generated from coal in Pakistan and the government has an aim to develop the 175 billion tonnes of coal that remains unexploited in Thar (Sindh).

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and British Council in Pakistan are encouraging collaborative activity to improve knowledge within the relevant parties in Pakistan. This conference is focused on connecting relevant people in Pakistan with experience in the UK in developing a modern coal and power generation industry in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Registrar
Punjab University
Tel: +9242 9923 1102
Fax: +9242 9923 1103
Email: registrar@pu.edu.pk

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