TOBA TEK SINGH: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) on Monday opened a two-day symposium entitled “Frontiers in Computational Chemistry” by the Department of Chemistry and the Endowment Fund Secretariat.
UAF Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan stressed the need to produce high-quality research to meet the various challenges and produce a workforce with scientific knowledge.
It will open a path of development and prosperity. He said the UAF is taking every possible step to upgrade the students’ skills with the modern knowledge that would help them face the adversities in the fields better.
The Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Asghar Bajwa said computational chemistry has become an essential approach in almost every area of molecular science, including catalysis, biophysics, environmental science and spectroscopy. Calculation can provide excellent insight into the mechanism, dynamics and processes at the atomic level and provide accurate predictions about molecular properties.
The chairman dr. Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti said that computational chemistry is a branch of chemistry that uses computer simulations to solve complex chemical problems. It uses methods from theoretical chemistry integrated into powerful computer programs to calculate the structures and properties of molecules. He said the symposium aims to bring researchers together to foster an innovative, creative and collaborative environment. He said that with computational chemistry, we can effectively solve the fields of health, pharmacy and agriculture.
FESCO: With the National Disaster Management Authority forecasting higher-than-normal rainfall during the monsoon season and on Eidul Azha, Fesco Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engr Bashir Ahmed assigned special tasks to operations staff, including instructions not to leave the station.
Special tasks were also assigned to the employees of the construction department in all five operating groups of Fesco.
Similarly, construction cranes and the GSC Directorate will also carry out the emergency operations, while various types of equipment including transformer trolleys and safety devices have also been provided.
Distribution transformers are balanced on an emergency basis under the supervision of the chief engineer of each circuit to reduce the occurrence of transformer faults and fires, since in the event of a transformer fault, customers must wait for the utility to be restored. Personnel have also been instructed to take safety measures during power restoration work during rainstorms.
The CEO urged consumers to keep themselves and their children away from utility poles and wires when it rains. People should not tie sacrificial animals to or near utility poles, structures, towers and wires to protect them from electrocution, he added.
Published in Dawn, July 5, 2022