ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said the government was determined to establish more technology parks in educational institutions to promote knowledge economy.
In a thread of tweets regarding the establishment of Science and Technology Park at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the PM’s aide said the project would play the role of a bridge between academia and the industry.
She said the park would promote research and give impetus to digital economy.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Science and Technology Park would provide a platform to researchers to sit together and take practical measures for the development of technology based economy.
On Dec 9, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said science and technology parks would be established in other cities of Pakistan also.
“We have to convert Pakistan into knowledge economy. The dreams of 70s’ science and fiction movies have become reality today,” PM Imran Khan had said while addressing inauguration ceremony of country’s first science and technology park at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad.
He had said he had seen the period in which Pakistan was on the highs of glories and then it slumped to such low that the nation lost the confidence that it could do anything without dependency.
“When I used to play cricket there was an inferiority complex in India. They would treat us as a superior nation for there was meritocracy in the country,” he had said.
The prime minister had said to achieve a big target you needed a bigger vision/ dream. Always follow your heart as the passion lied there, he had said.