Govt committed to streamlining S&T sector: minister

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar said on Monday that the government is committed to developing the science & technology sector, besides creating new opportunities to drive sustained economic growth.

The minister said this during a meeting with Science & Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in Islamabad. Planning Secretary Zafar Hasan was also present on the occasion.

The minister stated that there was a need to stop brain drain by providing opportunities to the talented youth of Pakistan, who could contribute effectively to the development of the country.

He opined that leading tech companies should focus on the promotion of research and development for innovation by keeping abreast with the latest trends in the field of science & technology.

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S&T Minister Fawad Chaudhry apprised the planning minister that a proposal was being mulled to provide quality science & technology education in schools so as to prepare the youth for future ventures.

During the meeting, Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects related to science & technology, under the Knowledge Economy Task Force, were also deliberated upon in detail.

The planning minister assured of all possible cooperation regarding the approval and release of funds for the proposed projects.

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