ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday 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 said while addressing inauguration ceremony of country’s first science and technology park at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad.
He 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 said.
The prime minister said to achieve a big target you needed a bigger vision/ dream. Always follow your heart as the passion lied there, he said. “I always believe that your passion can defeat a talent as it propels you to work harder and longer hours. While, no defeat can defeat you until you accept the defeat. Follow your passion to succeed.
“Do not settle after achieving a target, rather set another milestone and go for it,” he said.
He said in the world’s history, no man had achieved what Prophet Muhammed (SAWW) achieved in his life and whoever followed him became a big name. “All of those who accompanied him became great leaders.”
He said on the basis of the principals of the state of Madina, Muslims ruled the world for more than 700 years.
On Dec 3, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umer had said that revenue generation and documentation of economy has been a major challenge for the country and initiatives had been taken to use the technology to achieve this target.
“The government is striving to ensure efficient delivery of services to the people by using the latest technology,” Asad Umar had said while addressing a conference titled Sustainable Development in a Digital Society organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad.