UNESCO delegation calls on Minister for Science and Technology

Islamabad, July 23 2013 (PPI-OT): UNESCO delegation led by Assistant Director General Dr. Qian Tang called on Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid here today. Matters regarding cooperation in the field of science and technology were discussed during the meeting.

The Minister appreciated the role of UNESCO for promotion of science, culture and educational activities in Pakistan. He made special reference to events arranged by UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation on world Science Day.

The Minister said that the incumbent democratic Government is committed for implementation of its manifesto.

He told that we have a full fledged chapter outlining our policy on Science and Technology, particularly Nano Technology, Bio Technology and Fuel Cell Technology.

The Minister said that there was paucity of funds for development of Science and Technology in the country and there are many challenges to be faced. In this regard, the support of international community, both financial and technological will be a source of relief , he maintained.

Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Secretary for Science and Technology and Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation were also present in the meeting.

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