Dated: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
National Science & Technology Park is inevitable for economic progress of the country.RANA TANVEER HUSSAIN

“Scientific & technological progress is directly related with national progress in current age of science,” said Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology. He was being briefed on the proposal of establishing country’s first ever Science & Technology Park.

“Under the current government, the affairs of Science & Technology and related departments have improved and will continue to work on a faster and better pace in future. Our prime Minister is fully cognizant of importance of Science & Technology for the national development,” Rana Tanveer was sharing his views during the briefing.

The importance, benefits and necessity of establishing such a Science & Technology Park was highlighted during the briefing. At the end the Federal Minister emphasized upon the earliest initiation of constructing this project.

“It is a sad state of affairs for our country that in a world where countries like Iran, Turkey and India are benefitting from S&T Parks, we have none.”

It is pertinent to mention here that this Park will not only provide best job opportunities to educated lot but will also bridge the academia-industry gap. This will, in turn, benefit the national exchequer and give mega boost to our economic development.

Earlier the Federal Minister for S&T was being briefed on Development projects of COMSATS by the new E.D Dr. Junaid Zaidi.

The Federal Minister had reservations on delayed completion of under construction buildings in various CIIT Campuses. He directed the E.D to point out the issues and suggest possible solutions subsequently for speedy completion of these projects.

“COMSATS Institute of Information Technology is ranked amongst good educational institutions of the country. We must work hard to maintain this status and also to improve it further,” said the Federal Minister. “Appointment of new E.D will help resolve grave issues of CIIT campuses and the institution will perform better than before,” Rana Tanveer Hussain hoped. He also congratulated Dr. Junaid Zaidi on his appointment as the new executive director of COMSATS.