Dr. Shamshad Akhtar UN under Secretary General of UNESCAP called on Federal Minister for science and technology and defense production Rana Tanveer Hussain here at Islamabad today.
21 December 2017
Highlighting the role of his Ministry,Rana Tanveer Hussain said that we have taken a lot of initiatives to promote the culture of research and Innovation in the country. Therefore we are focusing on building, state of the art "Technology parks" in the country .NUST & COMSAT is already pursuing this initiative and we will be happy, if south Asian office of UNESCAP provide us technical assistance in these initiatives.
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar appreciated the role of ministry of science and technology in promotion of Research and Innovation culture in the country. She also ensured her organizational support to Pakistan to ensure better regional connectivity and socio economic development for the entire region. She asked the Minister to provide the list of best researchers /Scientists of Pakistan So that UNESCAP could coordinate with them to explore new avenues of cooperation especially for the development of science and technology, not only for Pakistan but the whole region, said the Under Secretary General
Rana Tanveer Hussain said that UNESCAP has already assisted many countries in the region and its assistance to Pakistan to uplift science and technology sector, will be a commendable gesture.
Federal Secretary Science and Technology Mrs Yasmin Masood and other senior officials from MoST were also present in the meeting.