PM approves task force on technology driven knowledge economy

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved, in principle, constitution of a “Task Force on Technology Driven Knowledge Economy.”
The decision was taken during a meeting of Prime Minister Imran Khan with Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Task Force is being established with an aim to carry out foresight exercises at regular intervals in order to constantly re-evaluate national priorities and put in place strategies and action plans, with delineated timelines, to build a powerful knowledge economy.
The Prime Minister’s “Task Force on Technology Driven Knowledge Economy” will comprise leading scientists and engineers, representatives from private sector, federal and provincial governments.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said building intellectual capital of the country, industrialization and development of human capital, enhancement of value added produce along with quality management for optimization of productivity are among the foremost priorities of the government.
He said there exists huge potential in the youth of the country to excel and secure Pakistan’s share in medium and hi-technologies.
He also apprised the Prime Minister about progress in establishment of Centre of Excellence with help of China in mineral resources engineering, railway engineering and agriculture food technologies.


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