Minister: (Secretary briefs minister about ministry)

ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary for Science and Technology Kamran Ali Qureshi on Thursday gave a detailed presentation to the Federal Minister for Science and Technology regarding the Ministry and its Organizations.

The meeting was attended by Dr Junaid Zaidi, Rector COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Dr Mudassar Israr, Chairperson Pakistan Council for Science and Technology and heads of various Research and Developments Organizations of the Ministry.

The minister was briefed about the various achievements made by the Ministry and its organizations during the last one year. The minister was informed that the ministry facing budgetary constraints which need to be redressed on propriety bass so that the R&D environment in the country gets momentum.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that this was the era of economic warfare and research and development, which plays a pivotal role in the national development and economic growth of a country.

He said the present government is committed to implement its manifesto and in this connection a big part of its manifesto is pertained to the development in Science and Technology.

The minister said that research and development must be market base oriented so that its impact factor paved the way for the progress and prosperity of the society.

The Minister assured full support on behalf of the government for the solution of problems facing the ministry and its organizations and said that he would visit all the organizations and take a detailed presentation from each of them.

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