Our Staff reporter FAISALABAD - Various Research Institutions have teamed up and formed a combined forum with the name Faisalabad Research Forum to render technical expertise to local Industry for solution of their multiple problems including energy crisis besides solving social problems of the community. Faisalabad Division Commissioner Syed Tahir Hussain stated this while addressing a dinner hosted by the Faisalabad Development Trust (FDT) here the other night. He said that a joint meeting of the technical experts and local Industrialists would be convened shortly to evolve a lasting strategy for reprisal of problems being confronted by the local Industry and find out a solution thereof. He appreciated the steps taken by the FDT for execution of various development projects and helping out the poor segments of society. He suggested that the trust should now focus on three important fields including systematic functioning of Carpet and Pottery small scale industry in local Jails, the release of prisoners from prisons after payment of their fine and award of interest- free micro-loans to poor people, to be repaid in monthly instalments. The Commissioner also lauded the construction of 60 houses in the Shahbaz Nagar by the FDT at a cost of Rs15 million for shelterless people. He revealed that during his recent visit to the model township, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif had praised the unique idea. Speaking on the occasion, DCO Nasim Sadiq appreciated the role of the FDT for development and beautification of the City which had given the City a facelift. He said that the trust had executed a number of projects in the City within a short span of one-year with Rs20 million. FDT Chairman Muhammad Tayyab, in his speech highlighted the trust activities and said that the FDT had spent Rs3 million on the modification and face-lifting of General Bus Stand and construction of Grassy Strips and ' Sitting Huts on Jhang Road up to airport and construction of 60 houses in Shahbaz Nagar for displaced deserving people. He further told that the trust had also provided medical equipment to DHQ Hospital Faisalabad and Civil Hospital Chiniot, worth Rs4 million and a testing machine and kits for dengue patients in Allied Hospital, besides grant of Eidi to Orphans/widows and bereaved families of deceased Police and Revenue Department employees, worth Rs0.6 million in addition to the payment of hundreds of thousands of rupees as fee of poor students of local Universities and Colleges. FDT Vice Chairman Mian Shaiq Jawed, Assistant Commissioner Mehr Shafqat Ullah and Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan also spoke on the occasion.