The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology (S & T) expressed worry over dawdling release of finances and considered it the main cause of delay in the progress of science and technology in the country.
Senator Mushtaq Ahmad, who is chairman of the committee, chaired the meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on S & T at the Parliament House, which discussed in detail the compliance report on recommendations by the committee, submitted by Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).
While reviewing budgetary distribution, the committee suggested a detailed review in its next meeting in the presence of Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology. The committee chairman took notice of dawdling release and utilization of budgets. He saw this main concern and reason for slow progress of science and technology in the country.
The meeting was attended by Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Senator Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah, Senator Gul Bashra, Senator Kamran Michael and senior officers from the Ministry of Science and Technology along with all concerned.
The meeting begun with an introduction of Dr Sarah Qureshi, an aerospace engineer from Pakistan. Dr Sarah Qureshi briefed the committee about her achievements and work. Dr Sarah Qureshi, CEO of Aero Engine Craft developed a pollution free engine for airplanes to assist in reducing the global warming.
The committee reviewing the individual cases directed the ministry that inquiry reports must be submitted to it. Minister of Science and Technology Ch Fawad Hussain has also been called upon.