Minister for Science and Technology chairs high level meeting of Ministry of Science and Technology

Islamabad, April 29, 2015 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain, chaired a high level meeting regarding the overall performance of the ministry and its attached organizations. The meeting was attended by Mr. Kamran Ali Qureshi, Secretary Ministry for science and Technology, Mian Ejaz Ahmad, additional secretary and senior officials of the ministry. Dr. Shahid Hussain, Director Commercialization Cell of the ministry briefed about the achievements of the cell in over all perspective of the ministry.

Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that Common man must be benefited by the research made in our research institutions, In the field of science and technology we have to follow China, Turkey and Malaysia as our role model. He reiterated government commitment of service delivery and said, that now on ward we have to set our priorities to excel in each and every field.

The Minister said that there must be strong linkages among R and D organizations, Academia, and Industries, which would carry our demand driven R and D, resolve industrial technical problems and indigenize the technologies/products/processes developed by the public sector. The minister has taken serious notice of the renewable energies technologies machinery lying at Pakistan Council for Research in Industrial Resources (PCSIR) laboratories in Peshawar without its utilization since 1989. He directed that inquiry should be conducted and report must be submitted within 15 days.

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