STAFF REPORT ISB: The science and technological promotion and development requires integrated efforts from central and provincial counterparts of SandT. Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have bonded together for cooperation in SandT development and taking joint initiatives for alleviating the sector.

The official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held at PSF. Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PSF was also present on the occasion. Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Sheikh and Director DoST Zahoor ul Haq signed the agreement in presence of notable dignitaries.

Chairman PSF while addressing on the occasion said, “The capacity building in SandT sector is imperative to thrive the scientific culture in Pakistan and build synergies for future and stride towards the nurturing of knowledge based economy”. He also detailed various research funding projects of PSF which have fostered the problem solving research and improvement of impact factor through various PSF programmes.

Secretary SandT and IT Department, KP, Farah Hamid Khan was the chief guest of the occasion. She lauded the efforts of PSF and stressed on the need of SandT development through mutual cooperation.

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