After finalizing the plans of setting up technology parks in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, the government has now made the announcement of establishing more such parks throughout the nation.
Azam Khan Swati—the federal minister of Science and Technology during the inaugural session of the World of Science of Day celebrations at the Pakistan park foundation said that the government has got intentions of setting up 5 technology parks in the span of next six months.
As per the minister, the first technology park would be inaugurated in Lahore and the government would then follow the same pattern in the rest of the nation.
Vibeke Jenson—the Director of UNESCO Pakistan was sent an invitation as the guest of honour, while Prof M Qasim Jan, Prof Manzoor Hussain Soomro, Qaiser Majeed Malik, President ECO Science Foundation and Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation were also the attendees of the occasion.
The minister on this occasion while addressing all announced regarding the good news, he further stressed upon the need for investment in Human resources and the development for transitioning towards a developed nation.
He showed disappointment with the previous governments that they did not assign enough budget for the progress of the science and technology sector. He also said that science and technology are embedded in the young minds and the present leadership is inclined to making investments in human resource development. The overseas Pakistanis would be aiding the government in the development of science and technology in Pakistan.
Dr Qaiser Majeed Malik—the PSF Chairman expressed his views on the significance of the establishment of technology parks in Pakistan.