Engineering Post Report
Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are globally recognized as the linchpin of societal development and economic growth.
Official sources concerned on being contacted said that recent global developments have reaffirmed the significance of STI for its far reaching dividends.
Cognizant of the STI importance, the federal government has also placed the idea of a knowledge economy at the heart of its national development agenda.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has been functional since 1972. It was the national focla point and enabling arm of the Federal Government for planning, coordinating and directing effort, and for initiating and launching scientific and technological programmes and projects in the country in furtherance of knowledge and technology based development.
Ministry of Science and Technology through its 15 research and development organizations has diverted efforts and and resources towards demand driven research nd development and ensuring implementation of development projects envisaging economic impact..The Ministry suggests technological development for higher growth raters from the areas of industrial development and for improving standards of living. Its principal focus as such was on building Pakistan’s technological competence in the 21st century as the country enters new markets, developing a larger pool of human resources to reverse brain-drain , and integrating the existing technological infrastructure in the co8untry for strengthening of technology institutions. effective governance of the scientific and technological research and enhancing the capacity of of indigenous innovation systems in order to promote Made in Pakistan. Accordingly, outreaching efforts were being made for encouraging local industries to adopt indigenous technologies and processes and becoming technologically advance and sustainable over a period to achieve knowledge-based economic development. Science, Technology and Innovation envisages huge potential for promoting and ensuring scientific and socio-economic development of the country, they pointedly added.