Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Robotics

The 2nd Meeting of Expert Panel on Robotics was held on 11th April 2018 at Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman, PCST.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting workshop shield to Prof. Dr. Memon Mujeeb-u-ddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam who was chief Guest during the inaugural session of the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food and Health : Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi . The workshop was part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.Please click for further details.

3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017

Chairman, PCST alongwith Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary Higher Education Department KP and Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor, UET, Peshawar inaugurating 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017 at University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar on November 29, 2017.

3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UET, Peshawar, November 30, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UET Peshawar. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial two been held in Islamabad and Lahore.

Pakistan Science Foundation's Popular Science Lectures Series, September 27, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST delivered a lecture on "Health Challenges of Modern Life and Treating with Functional Foods and Lifestyle /Dietary Modification" at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on September 27, 2017

Research Productivity Awards Distribution (RPA-2017) Ceremony, UAF, Faisalabad, August 07, 2017

Chairman, PCST participated in Research Productivity Award Distribution Ceremony held at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on August 07, 2017. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, MoST, as the Chief Guest during the occasion, distributed RPA certificates among the awardees of UAF, Faisalabad.

Two Day Media Workshop on "Understanding Science", May 25-26, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated in the Media Workshop on "Understanding Science" organized by organized by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Press Club (NPC) at Islamabad

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Stakeholders' Consultative Workshop on

NATIONAL STI STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN


Held on 20th October 2016, Islamabad


Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under the direction of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), prepared "Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2014-18". In order to harmonize the strategy with the Government’s Vision 2025, MoST has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Strategy and prepared a draft National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Strategy and Action Plan in consultation with the implementing agencies identified for different actions. The main features of the revised STI Strategy and Action Plan include clearly defined timelines, estimation of costs, identification of implementing agencies, milestones, deliverables and key outcomes of the proposed actions.

To conclude the process of consultation, a Stakeholder’s Consultative Workshop on “Science, Technology & Innovation Strategy and Action Plan” was held on 20th October 2016 in Islamabad, to ensure participation at the wider level. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for S&T, graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest of the inaugural session, while Fazal Abbas Maken, Federal Secretary for S&T chaired the technical session. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including provincial chief secretaries, federal secretaries or their representatives, head of major S&T / R&D organizations & higher education institutions, eminent scientists, representatives of private sector/industry, civil society and other stakeholders. The Federal Secretary for S&T in his welcome remarks highlighted the importance of the revision in STI Strategy. He said that although STI can play an important role to realize almost all the goals of the Pakistan Vision 2025; however, some of the goals particularly in the fields of ‘energy’, ‘food security’, ‘water’ and ‘sanitation’ as well as in the areas of ‘higher education’, ‘knowledge economy’, ‘effective delivery of services to citizens’ and ‘increased exports’ are impossible to achieve without direct interventions of S&T. The federal secretary said that after unveiling of the Vision 2025, MoST considered it expedient to devise a strategy in order to achieve well-defined goals, consistent with Vision 2025.The secretary hoped that National STI Strategy and Action Plan after finalization would prove a step towards in the right direction in harmonizing S&T with the social and economic development agenda of the nation set by the Government.

Prof. Dr. Anwar H. Gilani, Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology briefed the participants with the whole revision process and touched upon the key features of National STI Strategy and Action Plan.

Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for S&T in his address said that the present government attaches great importance to Science, Technology and knowledge for the achievement of our innovation-based economic agenda. The Minister briefly highlighted the key challenges faced by S&T sector in the country and government’s initiative in its redressal. The Minister applauded the efforts of the Federal Secretary for his personal interest in the preparation of this document and his guidance and inputs at each step. He also appreciated Prof. Dr. Anwar Gilani and his team for the hard work they have put-in in organizing the workshop and providing a platform to different stakeholder’s to be part of this wider consultative process and arrive at a consensus document that give practical strategies for the implementation of the STI policy through short, medium and long term programs and activities.

With the conclusion of the consultative process of the National STI Strategy and Action Plan, the agenda for the forthcoming meeting of the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) to be chaired by the Prime Minister is complete and the meeting of NCST is likely to be held soon.


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TENDER NOTICE NO.02/2018 FOR OFFICE STATIONARY, TONERS & GENERAL STORE ITEMS

PCST invites sealed bids from firms/suppliers or their authorized agents registered with Income Tax for supply of Office Stationary Items, Toners of HP Printers and General Store Items on rate running contract basis. Please click for further details.

PREQUALIFICATION NOTICE FOR HIRING THE SERVICES OF DATA COLLECTING FIRMS TO CONDUCT FIRST INDUSTRIAL NATIONAL INNOVATION SURVEY

PCST invites applications from reputed, well-experienced and financially sound firms/companies registered with the Income Tax and Sales Tax Departments for pre-qualification for provision of services to conduct S&T Surveys. Please click for further details.

Dr. Shahzad Alam has assumed the charge of Chairman PCST on February 01, 2018

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 3, 2017 is now available for our readers. Click this link for further details and to download Newsletter.

Establishment of Pensioner's Cell at PCST

PCST has established Pensioner's Cell under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Aslam Tahir, CRO (PCST) for dealing with issues of pension. Click here for further details.

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