LAHORE - The University of Leeds, UK and Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Islamabad will organise “UK-Pakistan Coal Conference” from the 3rd to 5th of July 2012 in Leeds, UK.

The main objective of the conference is to increase academic collaboration between United Kingdom and Pakistan and to encourage industrial contact with the later for development of coal powered industries in Pakistan.

Dr Muhammad Tayyeb Javed from PIEAS Department of Electrical Engineering is the Principal Organiser, while scientist and faculty members from the Punjab University have also been invited to submit their academic or industrial papers to be presented at the conference.

The conference will focus on key aspects of Pakistan’s coal utilisation including – combustion, power generation, coal mining and gasification which can pave way to divest the country of the energy crisis. Currently, less than 1pc of electricity is generated from coal in Pakistan.