Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan)

The Ministry of Science and Technology (Urdu: وزارت سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی‎, abbreviated as MoST) is a Cabinet-level ministry of the Government of Pakistan concerned with science and technology in Pakistan and in general, Pakistan's science policy, planning, co-ordination and directing of efforts to initiate and launch scientific and technological programs as well as projects aimed at economic development. The ministry is coordinated by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology and is headquartered in Islamabad.

Ministry of Science and Technology
وزارت سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی
State emblem of Pakistan
Agency overview
Formed1964[1]
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Minister responsible
  • Federal Minister for Science and Technology
Agency executive
Websitemost.gov.pk

Mission

The Ministry of science and Technology is the national focal Ministry and enabling arm of the Government of Pakistan for planning, co-ordination and directing efforts to initiate and launch scientific and technological programs and projects aimed at economic development of the country. The Ministry is working on the national agenda to have a sound and sustainable Science and technological research base which would lead to the socio-economic development of the country and to achieve the vision for a better Pakistan.

The principle agenda of the MoST is building Pakistan's technological competence in the 21st century by leap forging into new markets, develop a larger pool of human resource for reverse brain drain and integrate the soft technology infrastructure into hard modern technological base, strengthen technology institutions, effective S & TR governance and enhance the capacity if indigenous innovation systems.

Science Advisers

In 1950, the office of Science Adviser was created by former Prime minister Liaqat Ali Khan who sent an invitation to Salimuzzaman Siddiqui to emigrate to Pakistan. An office was set up in Prime minister Secretariat and Siddiqui served as its first Science Adviser. In 1959, Military dictator of Pakistan and then-known as Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army, Field Marshal Ayub Khan moved the office in Presidential Residence. World-renowned scientist Dr. Abdus Salam was appointed as science adviser to the President, who continued as Science Adviser to Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's democratic regime. The post was colloquially known as "President's Science Adviser" till Pakistan's political system was shifted back to Parliamentary democracy system through a constitutional amendment, passed by the Parliament in 1974. The post was renamed as "Prime minister's Science Adviser".

In Pakistan, a Science Adviser is a prestigious and an important tier in Pakistan's science circle. A science adviser is a chief and principal adviser to the Prime minister with a full status of Federal Cabinet minister. A science adviser advises the Prime minister on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs and also mandate to supervise the government-led science and technology and engineering projects in the government agencies and departments. As of today, the director of this office is colloquially known as the "Prime minister's Science Adviser".

Agencies

The following agencies are situated under the Ministry of Science and Technology:-

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.most.gov.pk

External links

COMSATS University Islamabad

The COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), formerly known as COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), is a public university in Pakistan. It is a multi-campus university with its principal seat located in Islamabad.

Chief Scientific Adviser

Chief Scientific Adviser may refer to:

Government Chief Scientific Adviser (United Kingdom)

Chief Science Advisor (Canada)

Science Advisor to the President of the United States

Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan)#Science Advisors

other providers of Science advice

Irshad Hussain

Irshad Hussain (Urdu: ارشاد حسین‬‎) is a Pakistani Chemist and among the few pioneers to initiate nanomaterials research in Pakistan. He is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE) and has played a key role to lead the development of Chemistry Department at LUMS (during 2010-2016). He is a tenured associate professor of chemistry at Lahore University of Management Sciences and has served as a Professor of Renewable Energy Engineering at the US–Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy at the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar , while on sabbatical leave from LUMS for one year during 2017. Hussain has also served as the Chair of National Nanotech Experts Panel at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in 2015 and was awarded Gold Medals in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2007 (Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman Gold Medal in Chemistry) and 2014 (PAS Gold Medal in Chemistry).

Ministry of Science

A Science Ministry or Department of Science is a ministry or other government agency charged with science. The ministry is often headed by a Minister for Science.

Many countries have a Ministry of Science or Ministry of Science and Technology:

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Ministry of Science and Technology (Bangladesh)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Brazil)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Burma)

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (Canada)

Ministry of Science and Technology (People's Republic of China)

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Cuba)

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Denmark)

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Iceland)

Ministry of Science and Technology (India)

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (Iran)

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)

Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania)

Ministry of Education and Science (Macedonia)

Ministry of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment (Malaysia)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan)

Department of Science and Technology (Philippines)

Ministry of Education and Science (Russia)

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Scotland)

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (South Korea)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Sri Lanka)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Thailand)

Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (Turkey)

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Vietnam)

NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology

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National Institute of Electronics (Pakistan)

The National Institute of Electronics (NIE) is a research institution coming under the Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan) of the Government of Pakistan.

National Institute of Oceanography (Pakistan)

The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), (Urdu: قومی اداره سمندر جغرافیہ‬‎), is a department of the Government of Pakistan and a major research institute of Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan). The NIO is a science and research executive organization located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The NIO' research and studies are funded by the Federal Government of Pakistan while the facilities are provided by the Sindh Government.

National Technology Council (Pakistan)

The National Technology Council (Urdu: قومی فنی انجمن‬‎; acronym NTC) is a professional body under the administrative control of Higher Education Commission (Pakistan). NTC accredits engineering technology degree programs in Pakistan. It also registers engineering technologists across the country.

Akbar Saeed Awan and Kauser Abdulla Malik are the chairman and vice chairman of the council respectively.

National University of Sciences and Technology (Pakistan)

The National University of Sciences and Technology (Urdu: قومی جامعہ علوم اور صنعت و حرفت‬‎, commonly referred to as NUST) is a public university with main campus in Islamabad, Pakistan and other satellite campuses in different cities of Pakistan. Established in March 1991 primarily for the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, it has since then expanded through establishing a more comprehensive curriculum consisting of economics, finance, management and social sciences degrees. The university is also home to an under-construction International Association of Science Parks (IASP) certified National Science & Technology Park.NUST was established in 1991 by merging military and civil educational resources. After its development, existing military schools and colleges became constituent colleges of NUST. The first college to be affiliated with NUST was MCS in 1991. In 1993, the university was granted a charter and CEME and MCE became part of the university. In December 1994 and November 1995, CAE and PNEC became constituents of NUST respectively. All the constituent colleges were upgraded, in September 1997 MS program was started at CAE, in 1998, MS program was started at PNEC and in the same year Bachelor of Dental Surgery was started at AMC. In 1999, CEME and CAE attained ISO 9001 Certification, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) was launched in Islamabad and NUST Business School (then known as NIMS) was established. School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) offers degrees in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and is one of the most competitive engineering schools of Pakistan.

As of 2016, NUST has over 15,000 full-time students enrolled, over 20 departments with over 1,280 academic faculty staff. It is ranked by QS World Ranking's as among the leading 50 universities under the age of 50 and is ranked by QS as among top 500 universities in the world. It is also ranked by QS as among top 300 in world in Electrical Engineering. While Times Higher Education Ranking's rank's NUST as among the top 100 universities from BRICS and Emerging Economies, as among top 120 in Asia and among top 250 globally in the field of Electrical Engineering. In 2016, it was also ranked as among the next 50 leading young universities globally by Time's. NUST is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Nations Academic Impact and Talloires Network.

Pakistan Engineering Council

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Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology

The Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (also known as PINSTECH), is a multiprogram science and technology national research institute managed for the Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan) by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).Located in Nilore, it maintains a broad portfolio in providing post-graduate and post-doctoral research opportunities in supercomputing, Renewable energy, physical, philosophical, materials, environmental and mathematical sciences.Researchers and scholars are invited from universities throughout Pakistan.

Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority

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