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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the cardiac stent manufacturing unit at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) which will turn Pakistan becoming the 18th global state for locally manufacturing stents, ARY News reported on Friday.

PM Imran Khan paid a visit to the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad where he has inaugurated the cardiac stent manufacturing unit, N-Ovative Health Technology Facility. Pakistan becomes the second country among Muslim states for being capable of locally manufacture cardiac stents.




While addressing the ceremony, PM Imran Khan said that the mortality rate of cardiac diseases is very high in Pakistan and it is a praiseworthy decision to locally manufacture stents. The establishment of a facility for stents’ manufacturing is major progress, said Khan.

The premier said that there was a lack of direction and role of the past governments in different fields which are very important to put a country on a path of development. The trade deficit is a big burden on the national economy and no country could survive the crisis and reduce inflation until improving its income.

He highlighted that there was also a lack of coordination among institutions as compared to the 60’s era when the country was moving ahead in a good direction and its exports were gradually increasing. It is important to set the direction and mindset of the country, he urged.

A few countries around the world are manufacturing cardiac stents and its local production will visibly reduce the medical treatment cost of patients in Pakistan, said Imran Khan.

PM Khan said that the federal government is making maximum efforts to bring investment and businesses to Pakistan for improving the economy. Regarding overseas nationals, he said that the Pakistanis residing in foreign countries could serve the country by their skills.

“We have to make a pleasant environment for overseas Pakistanis here in the country as they are our precious asset. Our major issue is about being unaware of our capabilities and a vision is needed to explore the potentialities. Being just an Asian Tiger is not a vision, we can be anything as the human capabilities are unlimited.”

Among South Asian countries, cardiac stents will be manufactured in Pakistan after India.

In March 2020, the Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) had allowed the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to produce heart stents locally. The DRAP had issued a license to the NUST to produce heart stents domestically.


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Will save Pakistan 8billion rupees in forex.
 

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the cardiac stent manufacturing unit at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) which will turn Pakistan becoming the 18th global state for locally manufacturing stents, ARY News reported on Friday.

PM Imran Khan paid a visit to the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad where he has inaugurated the cardiac stent manufacturing unit, N-Ovative Health Technology Facility. Pakistan becomes the second country among Muslim states for being capable of locally manufacture cardiac stents.




While addressing the ceremony, PM Imran Khan said that the mortality rate of cardiac diseases is very high in Pakistan and it is a praiseworthy decision to locally manufacture stents. The establishment of a facility for stents’ manufacturing is major progress, said Khan.

The premier said that there was a lack of direction and role of the past governments in different fields which are very important to put a country on a path of development. The trade deficit is a big burden on the national economy and no country could survive the crisis and reduce inflation until improving its income.

He highlighted that there was also a lack of coordination among institutions as compared to the 60’s era when the country was moving ahead in a good direction and its exports were gradually increasing. It is important to set the direction and mindset of the country, he urged.

A few countries around the world are manufacturing cardiac stents and its local production will visibly reduce the medical treatment cost of patients in Pakistan, said Imran Khan.

PM Khan said that the federal government is making maximum efforts to bring investment and businesses to Pakistan for improving the economy. Regarding overseas nationals, he said that the Pakistanis residing in foreign countries could serve the country by their skills.

“We have to make a pleasant environment for overseas Pakistanis here in the country as they are our precious asset. Our major issue is about being unaware of our capabilities and a vision is needed to explore the potentialities. Being just an Asian Tiger is not a vision, we can be anything as the human capabilities are unlimited.”

Among South Asian countries, cardiac stents will be manufactured in Pakistan after India.

In March 2020, the Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) had allowed the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to produce heart stents locally. The DRAP had issued a license to the NUST to produce heart stents domestically.


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Universities like NUST and COMSATS should have its own SEZ and Industrial parks.
This will

1. Introduce industry to students.
2. Register genuine research gaps from which industry can benefit.
3. Provide jobs and internships to university students.
4. Expand R&D by unis and patents will earn for these universities. Universities don't make things. They do research and register patents and earn from them
 

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Universities like NUST and COMSATS should have its own SEZ and Industrial parks.
This will

1. Introduce industry to students.
2. Register genuine research gaps from which industry can benefit.
3. Provide jobs and internships to university students.
4. Expand R&D by unis and patents will earn for these universities. Universities don't make things. They do research and register patents and earn from them
I believe its the industries and institutions who shall approach universities for research and development in the areas of their interest. This research can be carried out by PhD scholars, post and undergraduate students to earn their project / research degrees.
 

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Pakistan becomes 18th country in the world to manufacture heart stents

October 16, 2020





ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has joined the list of few countries having the technology to produce heart stents locally after Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the N-Ovative Health Technology Facility at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) today.

The PM Office said that the facility will be the first to locally manufacture cardiac stents, adding that it will also make Pakistan the 18th country in the world to do so.


Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had said Pakistan will be taking “another big step” in medical technology with the inauguration of the facility.


“Today, the prime minister is inaugurating [a] heart stents manufacturing [facility] at NUST Science Park,” tweeted the minister. He added that the stents will be produced according to European standards, and would put Pakistan among a group of select countries that can produce stents.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill said that Pakistan would become the 'second Muslim country' in the world and South Asia after Turkey and India, respectively, to produce stents.


“It will save Rs 8 billion annually in foreign exchange. Congratulations to the nation and scientists,” said Gill.








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NUST set to become high tech SEZ

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The results released by Times Higher Education (THE) rank the NUST at 101. PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA


ISLAMABAD:The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has been given the status of a ‘high tech special economic zone’ by Prime Minister Imran Khan which will help give a tremendous impetus to the Pakistani economy.

In a statement on Thursday, the varsity said that the status had been approved during the sixth meeting of the Board of Approvals, which had been chaired by the prime minister the other day.

Subsequently, NUST has become the only high-tech special economic zone (SEZ) amongst the 20 SEZs in the country (the remaining being industrial zones). It also makes NUST the only higher education institution in the country to obtain this status.

NUST Rector Lt Gen (retired) Naweed Zaman said that this exclusive status will augur well for the cause of science, technology and innovation in the country.

SEZs provide several economic incentives that are a preferred component for thriving research and innovation ecosystems across the world, he said, adding that free trade zones, export processing zones, special technology and hi-tech zones, etc., are some of the economic substructures which have been designed to deliver tax and import stimulants and enhance the germination and development of disruptive technologies and hi-tech entities.

Zaman said that as part of the transformation, their pilot National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) - which had been inaugurated by PM Imran in Dec 2019 - will be converted into a full-fledged STP with a capacity to host 250 industry, research and development partners. NUST, he said, is all set to invite Expressions of Interest (EoI) from prospective partners for the full-scale multi-tower-based NSTP project to be launched soon.

The NUST rector hoped that the status will not only catalyse the transformation of NSTP into a national and regional economic hub but also pave the way for similar endeavours elsewhere in the country to improve our Global Innovation Index and catapult the country into a league of leading knowledge economies of the region and the world.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2020.
 

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Pakistan becomes 'second Muslim country' to produce cardiac stents



Pakistan becomes ‘second Muslim country’ to produce cardiac stents

The Frontier Post
October 16, 2020



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday became the “second Muslim country” in the world to produce heart stents indigenously after Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the N-Ovative Health Technology Facility at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) today.

The PM Office said that the facility will be the first to locally manufacture cardiac stents, adding that it will also make Pakistan the 18th country in the world to do so.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had said Pakistan will be taking “another big step” in medical technology with the inauguration of the facility.

“Today, the prime minister is inaugurating [a] heart stents manufacturing [facility] at NUST Science Park,” tweeted the minister. He added that the stents will be produced according to European standards, and would put Pakistan among a group of select countries that can produce stents.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill said that Pakistan would become the ‘second Muslim country’ in the world and South Asia after Turkey and India, respectively, to produce stents.

“It will save Rs 8 billion annually in foreign exchange. Congratulations to the nation and scientists,” said Gill.
 

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