The present federal government has been trying to increase budgetary allocation of funds for scientific research and development (R&D) from 0.29 per cent to 01 per cent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) so that it could be best used for welfare projects related to social sectors. This was stated by Federal Minister for Science & Technology (S&T) Rana Tanveer Hussain as he along with Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid were jointly presided over the ceremony of 8th International CSR Summit and Awards-2016 organized by National Forum for Environment and Health. Chairman of Privatization Commission and State Minister Muhammad Zubair and State Minister for Education and Professional Training Baligh Ur Rehman were other guests of honour on the occasion. Companies Selected For Outstanding Csr Activities are ABB Power & Automation Pvt Ltd, Abbas Steel Group Pvt Ltd, Adamjee Insurance Company Limited, Agha Steel Industries, Asian Foods Industries Ltd, Avanceon Limited, Bank Alfalah, Bayer Pakistan Pvt Ltd, Berger Paints Pakistan, Bestway Cement, Crown Group, Dr. Essa’s Laboratory & Diagnostic Center, Engro Corporations Ltd, Fatima Group, Fauji Cement Company Ltd, Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd. (Ffcl), Fauji Fertilzier Bin Qasim Ltd, General Electric International, Ghani Engineering System, Ghani Glass Limited, Haidery Packages Pvt Ltd, Javedan Corporation, K. Electric, Kohinoor Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd, Lucky Cement Limited, Memon Medical Institute Hospital, Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Ltd, National Bank Ltd, National Foods Ltd, Nestle Pakistan Ltd, Novamed Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd, Packages Ltd, Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd. (Parco), Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited, Patel Hospital, Pakistan Oil Field Limited, PAK Cem, Philip Morris Pakistan Ltd, Pierlite Pakistan Pvt Ltd, Rafhan Maize Products Co. Ltd, Roots Garden School Pvt Ltd, Roots International Schools, Roots Millennium Schools, Searle Pakistan Ltd, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd, Sui Southern Gas Company, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Thatta Cement Company Ltd, The Hub Power Company Ltd, Total Parco Pakistan Ltd, United Insurance Company Ltd, Yunus Textile Mills Ltd, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Center Trust And Ego Bages. On this occasion an honoree award will also be given to Dawn relief group, Saylani Welfare trust, Anwar Maqsood and Ministery of water and power-govt. of Pakistan.