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    PM Imran to Inaugurate Pakistan’s First Science & Technology Park Next Week

    The National University of Science & Technology (NUST) is all set to unveil Pakistan’s first Science & Technology Park next week.

    In a glittering ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP) on December 9, an official statement said.

    An initiative of NUST and in line with the vision of our Prime Minister, the National Science & Technology Park is here to play its role in strengthening the national economy. It all starts on the 9th of December, 2019.

    Hailed as the country’s largest innovation and research ecosystem, NSTP is located in H-12 Sector of the federal capital, Islamabad – in the vicinity of NUST.

    The high-tech IT Park houses more than 40 companies, including start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and tech giants, and is still accepting applications.

    According to the NUST statement, the project will serve as a launchpad for the country’s leading researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

    It will be the most attractive location in the country to bring your research, development, and innovation endeavors
     
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    Excellent, long way to go but the direction is right.
     
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    now lets bring some Academics from All friendly country, and setup a strong foundation for Science and Technology .
     
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    NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK INAUGURATION
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    12/9/2019 End Date


    Pakistan’s first Science & Technology Park is all set to be inaugurated by the country’s premier H.E. Imran Khan!
    An initiative of NUST, and in line with the vision of our Prime Minister, the National Science & Technology Park is here to play its role in strengthen the national economy. It all starts on the 9th of December, 2019. NSTP is located at the heart of Pakistan’s beautiful capital Islamabad, housed at the country’s no. 1 Engineering and Technology university, that carries the strength of a vast and cohesive research ecosystem. It is the most attractive location in the country to bring your research, development and innovation endeavours to. More than 40 companies - startups, SMEs and tech giants, have come together, and this is just the beginning.

    Remember the 9th of December – the countdown has begun, to the date that will go down in history as the launch of the country’s largest innovation ecosystem!

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    http://www.nust.edu.pk/Events/Pages/National-Science-and-Technology-Park-Inauguration.aspx
     
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    PM Imran inaugurates 'Science and Technology Park' in Islamabad


    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated a 'science and technology park' in Islamabad as part of his vision to transform the country into a knowledge economy.

    Addressing the inauguration event at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the prime minister said a task force headed by Dr Atta-ur-Rehman is advising the government in achieving this objective.

    Radio Pakistan quoted the premier as saying that the government will give special emphasis to science and technology education and introduce modern technologies to unleash the potential of the youth.

    The premier appreciated the initiative and assured he would provide every possible support to the university to take it forward.

    “I was criticised for appointing Fawad Chaudhry as minister for science and people used to say that I am not taking science and technology seriously — but a good captain knows best about his players.”

    PM Imran also advised students to make struggle a part of their life and also to never be demoralized by failures.


     
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    Digital Pakistan' head vows to bring 'technological revolution'

    December 16, 2019

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    KARACHI: Tania Aidrus, the head of the recently launched ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative has reiterated her resolve to take the country forward by bringing a “technological revolution” in the country.

    The programme, launched earlier this month, aims at introducing latest technology for public welfare.

    “We need to bring long-lasting changes for Pakistan,” the former Google staffer told students of Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) in Karachi on Monday. “We need our talent to stay in Pakistan and reverse the brain drain… if we keep losing our top talent, we cannot expect any good.”

    Tania said technology provides opportunities, adding that startup culture needed to be developed in Pakistan, especially among women.

    In order to promote digitalisation, she said, there was a need to improve internet quality, as well as bring new systems and policies. “This not only involves the federal but provincial governments as well.”

    The ‘Digital Pakistan’ head asked the students to share their innovations and ideas. “We will probably create a public forum where students could interact,” she said.

    Tania said only under 20 per cent of the population in Pakistan had bank accounts – as compared to 80 per cent in India. This, she added, happened in the last five years after New Delhi pushed for Fintech.

    She stressed on the ease of starting a business in Pakistan. “It must not take one four months to start an enterprise,” she said, adding that opening a corporate account must not be a hassle. “We have to make it simple.”

    She quoted an example of Vietnam, saying that local and international manufacturers in the Southeast Asian country were given tax breaks and concessions due to which Samsung started its manufacturing unit there, and is now contributing billions of dollars to their economy in terms of exports.

    Speaking on the importance of spreading basic education through digital means, Tania said students in Pakistan did not have knowledge about the coding system. “How can we expect an 18-year-old student, with no concept of basic coding, to work in the field Information Technology (IT),” she said.