Acknowledging the accelerating pace of technological evolution, the Chairman Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, SI, HI, underscored the transformative potential of state-of-the-art technologies, particularly emphasizing the pivotal roles played by digital twinning and functional reverse engineering. Speaking at the prestigious 5th International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (WRE 2023) held at the GIK Institute on December 16, 2023, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed illuminated the considerable momentum these technologies have gained, offering profound opportunities for the indigenous development of machine tools in Pakistan.
The event brought together a diverse array of participants, including academic and industry experts, practitioners, scientists from around the globe, and students from across the country, converging on the GIK Institute to delve into the intricacies of functional reverse engineering and digital twinning.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, serving as the Chief Guest, characterized the workshop as a golden opportunity for the global academic and industrial communities to foster collaboration, exchange insights, and collectively explore innovative avenues for quality enhancement and fault identification in various products. He emphasized the workshop’s vital role in serving the best interests of society and future generations, highlighting the paramount importance of functional reverse engineering and digital twins.
Dr. Muktar Ahmed remarked that the technology is expanding at an unprecedented rate, and it is imperative for our youth to equip themselves with the knowledge required to stay abreast of these advancements, thereby contributing to the prosperity of Pakistan. He lauded the efforts of the GIK Institute in organizing the international workshop, recognizing its instrumental role in advancing the cause of indigenous machine tools development in the country.
The Chairman concluded his address by reiterating the significance of embracing technological advancements to empower the nation and underscored the role of educational institutions and collaborative platforms in shaping a technologically resilient future for Pakistan.