Prime Minister—Imran Khan has agreed to form a task force on Technology-Driven Knowledge Economy. For monitoring and evaluating the national priorities continuously the task force is constituted. It would carry out the foresight exercise at regular breaks. The other objective of forming the task force is to place the strategies and respective action plans, with properly described timelines for building a powerful knowledge economy.
The Task Force committee would include the leading engineers or scientists, the representatives from the private sector, provincial and federal governments. The task force was formed in a meeting yesterday with Dr Atta ur Rehman at the Office of the Prime Minister.
In the meeting, it was explained briefly by Dr Rehman regarding the progress on the construction of Pakistan Austrian Fachhochschule—Haripur. He also indicated to the PM regarding the development into the establishment of the Centre of Excellence with the assistance of China in Mineral Resources Engineering, Agriculture Food Technologies and Railway Engineering.
PM Khan said that formation of intellectual potential of the nation, the development of the human capital and industrialization, enhancement of value-added production besides quality management for the optimization of productivity are among the topmost preferences of the government. All these priorities would prove to be of great potential for the country.
He added that there is huge potential in the youth of the country for advancing Pakistan’s contributions in medium and high technologies.