Prime Miniser and Chief Justice of Pakistan (PM-CJ) Fund for Daimer Basha and Mohmand DAM

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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.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan 2018

National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan was prepared by PCST. The main features of the STI Strategy and Action Plan include clearly defined timelines, estimation of costs, identification of implementing agencies, major stakeholders, milestones, deliverables and key outcomes for each proposed Action.

Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP) - 2017

PCST is pleased to announce the publication of Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP) - 2017 which can be accessible & downloadable through this link. Printed copy of the same can be obtained from the Officer-Incharge, Research Evaluation Section, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad on payment of Rs. 1200/- by hand and Rs. 1350/- through the postal service.

National Research Agenda, 2017

The National Research Agenda has been prepared with the aim to align the national R&D and innovation activities with the Vision 2025 and to provide a direction to the national R&D efforts so that they adequately support achievement of the goals set in the Vision.

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.

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.

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Act passed by Houses of Parliament

The Act of PCST, for its establishment as an autonomous body, was passed by both the houses of the Parliament in 2017 giving Council the required legal framework.

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.

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


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    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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    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.