The government has now approved the proposed task force on science and technology. The notification lists the names of all the people who will be on the task force.
Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Former Minister of Science & Technology, Former Chairman of Higher Education Commission will the chairman of the new task force. He is also part of the 17 man task force on IT and telecom. The secretary to Minister of science and technology will reprise the same role in the task force.
Here are all the people who are on the task force:
Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman
Secretary, Minister of Science and Technology
Syed Yawar Ali
Chairman, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council
Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary
Dr. Shahid Mansoor
Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Wasay
Prof. Dr. Sohaib Khan
Engineer Khalid Asghar
Prof. Waqar Mahmood
Prof. Dr. Naveed A. Malik
Prof. Dr. Ehsan Ullah Khan Kakar
The objective of the task force is to start an economic renaissance through Education, Science, Technology, Research, Innovation and Commercialization. The task force will try to enhance collaboration between industries and academia. Promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is also one of the objectives. To summarize the notification, the government plans to empower entrepreneurs working in STEM fields for better products and services.