Prime Minister Imran Khan today approved, in principle, the constitution of a Task Force on Technology-Driven Knowledge Economy.
The Task Force is being established with an aim to carry out Foresight exercises at regular intervals to constantly re-evaluate national priorities and put in place strategies and action plans, with delineated timelines, to build a robust knowledge economy.
The PM’s Task Force on Technology-Driven Knowledge Economy would comprise of leading scientists/engineers, representatives from the private sector, federal and provincial governments.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the Prime Minister with Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman at Prime Minister’s Office today.
Dr Atta-ur-Rehman briefed the Prime Minister about progress on construction of Pak Austrian Fachhochschule, Haripur.
He also apprised the Prime Minister about progress into the establishment of Centre of Excellence in Mineral Resources Engineering, Railway Engineering and Agriculture Food Technologies with the help of China.
The Prime Minister said that building of intellectual capital of the country, industrialization and development of human capital, enhancement of value-added produce along with quality management for optimization of productivity were among the foremost priorities of the government.
He said that there exists vast potential in the youth of the country to excel and secure Pakistan’s share in medium and hi-technologies.