Swabi, December 18, 2023: In a pivotal address at the international workshop on “Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools” (WRE 2023), (Higher Education Commission) HEC Chief, Prof. Mukhtar Ahmed, sounded the clarion call for Pakistan to embrace state-of-the-art technologies like digital twinning and functional reverse engineering.
Moreover, Held at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK Institute), the workshop congregated academic and industry experts from across the globe, along with practitioners, scientists, and eager students. This diverse exchange served as a fertile ground for dissecting the intricacies of these transformative technologies, holding immense potential for indigenous machine tool development in Pakistan.
In addition, HEC Chief Prof. Ahmed, gracing the event as chief guest, hailed WRE 2023 as a “golden opportunity” for fostering global collaboration. Furthermore, He envisioned it as a platform for exchanging insights and charting innovative paths toward enhanced product quality and efficient fault identification. Emphasizing the crucial role of functional reverse engineering and digital twins in shaping a “technologically resilient future” for Pakistan, he declared, “This workshop serves the best interests of society and future generations.”
Recognizing the rapid technological advancements sweeping the globe, Prof. Ahmed emphasized the critical need for the youth to equip themselves with the knowledge required to navigate this dynamic landscape. “By staying abreast of these advancements,” he asserted, “our youth can become active contributors to Pakistan’s prosperity.”
Further, Lauding GIK Institute’s efforts in organizing WRE 2023, he acknowledged its instrumental role in spearheading the indigenous development of machine tools in Pakistan. His concluding remarks served as a powerful rallying cry: “Embracing technological advancements is not merely a choice; it is the key to empowering our nation.” He underscored the paramount responsibility of educational institutions and collaborative platforms like WRE 2023 in shaping a future where Pakistan stands tall as a digital powerhouse.
With HEC Chief Prof. Ahmed’s clarion call echoing through the corridors of GIK Institute, WRE 2023 has ignited a new wave of optimism in Pakistan’s journey towards technological self-reliance. The workshop’s legacy promises to transcend intellectual exchanges, propelling the nation towards a future where digital twins and functional reverse engineering empower its youth, industries, and society as a whole.