Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Pakistan’s 1st National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) as part of his vision to transform the country into a knowledge economy in Islamabad.
The NSTP is project of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) which is set to be the country’s largest innovation and research ecosystem which would accommodate more 40 companies including start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and other tech companies.
Prime Minister Imran said while addressing the inauguration that a task force headed by Dr Atta-ur-Rehman is advising the government in achieving this objective. The government will give special emphasis to science and technology education and introduce modern technologies to unleash the potential of the youth and creating immense opportunities for them.
PM appreciated the initiative and assured he would provide every possible support to the university to take it forward.
PM talked about appointing Fawad Chaudhry as the minister of science and technology that I was criticized by people on appointed him 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.
PM also visited Research and Development Centres established by China and Turkey at NSTP in NUST.
Federal ministers, ambassadors of friendly countries, Rector NUST, senior government, and renowned industry representatives from across the country, as well as the NSTP’s local and international tenants, comprising tech giants, high-tech SMEs, and startups were attended inauguration of Pakistan’s 1st NSTP