Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the present government of Pakistan plans to award scholarships worth Rs12 billion during the current year.
Minister Fawad Chaudhry shed light on the progress of science and technology in Pakistan while addressing the participants of the Global Development Workshop organized by the UK-Pakistan Science Innovation Global Network, a UK-based charity that there are plans to soon introduce electric buses, making transportation less costly.
Prime Minister Imran Khan vision is to educate the youth of Pakistan. In view of this vision government plan Government plans to award scholarships for talented youth.
He further said that the present government of Pakistan has been increased the budget for science and technology by 600 per cent.
Moreover, he informed that Pakistan had prepared a cheaper kit for coronavirus detection, making it affordable to detect the Covid-19 virus in Pakistan.
He told the participants that Pakistan has associated with the UK in the field of research. He apprised the participants that the interaction of these international experts and scientists with President Dr Arif Alvi has been arranged on March 10.
The UK Research Institute’s (UKRI) Lead Professor Dr Nicola Lowe said that the UKRI had allocated £1.5 billion for research in partnership with low and middle-income countries to address challenges aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the Global Challenges Research Fund.
she added that The UKRI is investing up to £200,000 (Rs40 million) on these workshops, The Global Development Workshop will conclude on March 11.