LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said there is a vast scope of development of engineering sector and the government will provide all out facilities for this purpose, and technical courses in accordance with the market needs have been introduced in TEVTA and other vocational institutions. He was addressing inaugural ceremony of 3rd International Foundry Conference and Exhibition here on Thursday. President Pakistan Foundry Association Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Chief Executive Officer SMEDA, industrialists associated with sugar, cement and found business, investors as well as industrial delegates from England, Turkey, Czech Republic, India and other countries participated in the conference. The CM said the International Foundry Conference on the topic of Duniya Hamari Mandi would help provide a strong basis to engineering sector in Pakistan, and every effort would be made to make Pakistan lead other countries of the region in engineering industry. The Punjab government is extending all out cooperation to Pakistani and foreign industrialists for this purpose. The industrialists associated with Pakistan Foundry Association are playing an important role in saving foreign exchange by producing quality products, he said, while appreciating the performance of Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council, Sikandar Mustafa Khan in this regard. The TEVTA and Punjab Vocational Training Council have been modernised and a skilled workforce according to market needs is being produced, he said. The CM said he was ready to resolve all problems of Foundry industry, and persons associated with this sector should come to him for evolving an effective strategy. Facilities within the scope of Punjab government will be provided, and federal government will also be contacted regarding their problems, he promised. Sikandar Mustafa Khan also addressed the conference. Earlier, the CM visited the exhibition of engineering industry and appreciated the standard of casting equipment, machinery tools and heavy duty machinery produced in Pakistan. Meanwhile, parliamentary Secretary Health Punjab Dr. Saeed Elahi has said that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif by announcing establishment of Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences and releasing funds of Rs 500 million has fulfilled the demand of medical experts. He said that establishment of this institute will result in opening of new avenues of research in neuro and mental sciences. In a statement issued here Thursday, Dr Saeed Elahi said that setting up of Institute of Neuro Sciences had become inevitable due to mental diseases and increasing accidents and the Chief Minister with timely announcement of establishment of this institute, has taken a commendable decision. He further said that there is a dire need of provision of more facilities for the treatment of mental injuries due to accidents in the hospitals as there is a very short time for saving precious human lives. He said that the Chief Minister is taking practical measures to accomplish the mission of provision of free of cost latest healthcare facilities to the people of the province. He said that government is planning to provide cardiac and facilities of neuro surgery in District Headquarter Hospitals in future as a result of which modern medical facilities will become available to the people of far-flung areas at their doorstep.