Board of Directors of National Information and Communication Technology R and D Fund Approves Project of National Significance

Islamabad: The 20th board meeting of the National ICT R and D Fund was held in Ministry of Information Technology Islamabad. The board reviewed the progress of the ongoing projects of the Fund and approved three new projects under the directions of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani namely ; National ICT Research Outreach Program, National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative and National ICT Research awards.

The projects are aimed to spur ICT R and D across all over the country and to promote ICT research culture at the grassroots level through incentives for young researchers with special focus on the Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.

These projects will not only enhance the pace of ICT research in the country but they will be helpful in inculcating quality research. Moreover along with creating job opportunities for university students, these projects will contribute in transforming Pakistan’s economy in to knowledge based economy through promotion of innovation centric ICT research.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326

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