Pakistan keen to develop Science, Technology sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid on Thursday said Pakistan keen in the development of Science and Technology sector and playing an active role in international fora of the field.

In a meeting with Prof. Romain Murenzi, Executive Director, the World Academy of Science based in Italy, he said they are working for the Science Diplomacy and under the South-South cooperation, said a news release issued here on Thursday.

He further apprised the official of World Academy of Science that students of member countries of Commission on Science and Technology for the Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)  are studying in the leading universities of Pakistan.

They also discussed areas of mutual interest particularly in the field of Science and Technology in the meeting.

The Executive Director  thanked  the minister for  the role played by Pakistan in S&T sector and said science and technology was working as a tool for  foreign policy in the comity of world.

Through Science diplomacy the soft image of Pakistan would be projected  in the world”, he added.

Kamran Ali Qureshi, Federal Secretary for Science and Technology. Dr. I.E Qureshi, Executive Director of COMSATS were also present in the meeting.