Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain held today a performance review meeting of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
Monday, January 15, 2018
Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Professor Dr. Muhammad Ashraf briefed the chair regarding numerous initiatives and projects being taken by PSF.
The chair lamented that a tremendous job has been done by different attached departments of Ministry of Science & Technology but these are not being properly translated into socio-economic development of the country in a befitting manner, which is the ultimate goal behind every scientific endeavor.
During the course of the meeting, the chair was briefed about numerous research based applied projects carried out under the umbrella of PSF. The chair while appreciating the efforts of PSF, instructed Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) that the Chambers of Commerce and Industrial Sector should be jointly involved in the research based scientific projects.
The chair instructed Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) to follow up Science projects’ initiatives taken by private individuals and to further stimulate industrial community to take patronage of these projects. The chair appreciated the Research and Development (R&D) based linkages with China, Turkey and other Countries and further directed the Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation to vigorously pursue such linkages with the developed countries like Germany, South Korea and others to let Pakistan take benefit from their research based products.
Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, expressed that several new caravan units should be expanded in far off areas of the country including FATA and GB so that the masses in these regions may contribute their rightful share towards promotion of science in Pakistan.
The chair took notice of the dysfunctional unit of Ministry of Science & Technology i.e, STEDEC whose primary mandate is to commercialize the research based products. The chair instructed to develop a Business Model to effectuate socio-economic development through indigenous technologies.