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.

2-Day D-8 Advanced Scientometrics Training Workshop, Islamabad, Pakistan, May 7-8, 2018

Pakistan Council for Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Islamabad in collaboration with the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation Secretariat, Turkey is organzing an International workshop on Advanced Scientometrics at Islamabad in order to encourage and harness institutional capacity in the measurement, evaluation and governance of scientific and R&D activities in the D-8 Member States.

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.

4th International Conference on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, November 7-10, Karachi

Chairman, PCST participated as the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony and delivered a Keynote lecture on "Role of Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in promoting and Recognizing Scientific output" at the conference organized by International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi.

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.

The Triple Helix Seminar, Islamabad, 26th July 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a presentation titled "Harnessing Potential of Triple Helix for Rural Development" in the seminar on "The Triple Helix: Relationship between Government, Academia and Industry" organized by the Institute of Rural Development on 26th July 2017 at Islamabad.

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.

"One Health Fellowship Program" organized by National Academy of Sciences, US and Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, March 30, 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "One Health-Ensuring Healthy Society" at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad

International Cooperation


    7. International Cooperation

    7.1 Bilateral Cooperation

    85. The Ministry of Science and Technology has signed agreements on S&T cooperation with more than 30 countries. However, with the exception of a few notable examples like China and USA, most of the agreements are dormant while there is sporadic activity in the case of other countries such as Turkey, Argen-tina etc. Intensive efforts are therefore neces-sary to have a lively and fruitful bilateral co-operation with other countries on the basis of mutual benefit. The guiding principle should be to strengthen the S&T system of the coun-try and improve its capacity to contribute to the socio-economic development of the coun-try. Besides, the cooperation with industrially advanced countries, where the main objective would be to build/improve technological ca-pability, increased attention needs to be paid to S&T cooperation with countries that are at a similar stage or are at a lower stage of devel-opment as Pakistan; with countries at a simi-lar level of development the objective should be sharing of experience for learning from the experiences of other countries and gain from the areas of their strength on a mutual basis while with countries at a lower level of techno-logical development, S&T cooperation will be based on the expectation that by helping these countries in the technical fields benefits might accrue in other fields, such as trade. Emphasis is needed on the active collaboration related to S&T with the neighboring countries, whereas, there is a need of encouraging the countrys R&D organizations, universities, scientists / engineers / technicians to establish coopera-tive links with their counter parts in the foreign countries.

    86. It is also important that the terms of agree-ment between Pakistan and a partner country give sufficient liberty to relevant organizations in both countries for proposing joint projects. Direct interaction between the Principal In-vestigators in two organizations is necessary to chalk out an effective research programme


    International Cooperation

    based on the available expertise and desired outcome of the project. The Ministry may des-ignate a monitoring team, for periodic review of the status of each MoU and report to the Sec-retary in order to overcome any impediments. The team may also be entrusted to publicize bilateral agreements to a wide group of organi-zations and institutions as well as universities, to seek most appropriate research partners.

    7.2 Multilateral Cooperation

    87. Besides being a part of the UN system, Pa-kistan is a member of various international and regional agencies such as ECO, SAARC, D-8, COMSATS, OIC etc. that have multilateral co-operation activities in science and technology oriented towards socio-economic develop-ment. Pakistan should continue to participate in these multilateral programmes; in fact it should take the lead role wherever possible. Similarly, Pakistan should participate actively in big science multilateral projects launched jointly by the technically advanced countries. Participation in the Large Hadron Collider programme of CERN, where contribution by Pakistan in the construction of the CMS de-tector components has enabled Pakistani sci-entists to carry out research work at the new facility. Similar participation in other interna-tional projects of this nature will increase the prestige of Pakistani scientists as well as that of the country in the international scientific com-munity.

    88. Pakistan has invested human and finan-cial resources in establishing COMSATS which is an Inter-governmental Organization (IGO), with a mandate to promote South-South coop-eration in Science and Technology. This unique opportunity of leadership role for Pakistan needs to be capitalized through a strong back-ing of Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The COMSATS platform is a potent source of creating collaborative scientific ven-tures with other members of the organization spread over 3 continents.

    89. The importance of international S&T co-


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    International Cooperation

    operation as discussed above necessitates the following actions:

    Policy Actions:

    A48. Designation of a monitoring team for periodically reviewing progress on bi-lateral MoUs and dissemination of rel-evant information to research institu-tions and ministries.

    A49. Ensuring strong participation in multi-lateral scientifi c fora.

    A50. Capitalizing the scientifi c leadership role provided by Pakistan based IGOs.

News and Events
Meeting on Technology Foresight & Research Productivity Award

The meeting on Technology Foresight Exercises & Research Productivity Award will be chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology on 19th April, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Prof. Anwar Gilani concluded his 3 years tenure as Chairman, PCST

Prof. Anwar Gilani (ex Chairman, PCST) concluded his 3 years contract on Jan 12, 2018 and resumed charge at his parent University, where he is accessible on the following address;

Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani S.I.
Professor of Pharmacology
Dept. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aga Khan University Medical College,
Karachi
Tel. +21-3486 4571
Fax: +21- 3493 4294
ermail: anwar.gilani@aku.edu

SCO Member States Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest - 2018

Ministry of Science and Technology of China and Chinese Scientific & Technological Entreprises is organizing a SCO Member States Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest which will be held in 2018. Please click for further details

Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP), Government of People's Republic of China

TYSP aims to support talented young scientists, scholars and researchers from Afro-Asian countries including Pakistan under the age of 45, to work in Chinese research institutes or enterprises. Click for further details.

President's Programme for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis

The aim of the programme is to utilize services of expatriate Pakistani professionals in various field of specialization. Please click for further details.

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 2, Numbers 3 and 4, 2016 is now available for our readers. Click th 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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