Monday Dec 09, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) at the National University of Sciences and Technology's (NUST) Jinnah Auditorium, the spokesperson for the Pakistan Army said in a statement issued Monday.
The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is also the chairperson of the NUST's Board of Governors, received PM Imran at NUST for the university's flagship project, the NSTP, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in its statement.
The "NSTP being first of its kind in Pakistan is a platform to catalyse the knowledge economy, has been launched under the overarching theme of 'INNOVATE PAKISTAN' – a platform designed to synergise researchers, creators, investors, implementers and end users of technologies to transform innovative ideas into successful products and services, while promulgating a culture of entrepreneurship in Pakistan.
"The programme would augment the Government’s recent launch of “Kamyab Pakistan” programme aimed at development of national youth. PM also visited Research and Development Centres established by China and Turkey at NSTP NUST," the ISPR said.
The PM, who also toured the NSTP's Research and Development Centres, commended the vision of the NUST's leadership "for having planned and accomplished this much needed initiative", the ISPR noted.
"PM said that all antiquated systems of economic progress have been upstaged by the new and enormously improved “Knowledge Economies” wherein any country’s economic substance and outlook are the sum of its intellectual capital, research and innovation prowess and edge in technological advancements," PM Imran said at the event, as per the ISPR.
Among those in attendance were federal ministers, ambassadors of friendly countries, Rector NUST, senior government, and renowned industry representatives from across the country, as well as the NSTP's local and international tenants, comprising tech giants, high-tech SMEs, and startups.