Think of future generations by Muhammad Tanveer | thecapitaldebates

The Knowledge Economy Task Force is currently the most powerful task force in the country, comprising federal ministers, cutting-edge researchers and eminent scientists. Its chairman is the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan himself. The Knowledge Economy Task Force has accomplished in the last two and a half years what will make Pakistan one of the fastest growing countries in Asia in the next few years. The Prime Minister acknowledged the importance of the Knowledge Economy despite the weak economy, and significantly increased funding for HEC and Science and Technology. A sudden 600% increase in the budget for science and technology is a testament to the seriousness of this program.

Think of future generations by Muhammad Tanveer | thecapitaldebates
Think of future generations by Muhammad Tanveer | thecapitaldebates

13 billion has been allocated to send talented students to the best institutions in the world. Currently the country has Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Internet of Things, Materials Engineering, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Microelectronics, Space Engineering, Energy Storage Systems, Modern Agriculture. Special attention is being paid to areas such as modern metallurgy, precision manufacturing, microelectronics, defense products, shipbuilding and automobile manufacturing, and projects worth Rs 100 billion across the country are in various stages.

The most spectacular project in this regard is the establishment of the Pak-Austrian University of Applied Science and Engineering in Haripur Hazara, the first university in the world to have contracts with eight foreign universities, whose degrees will be awarded to Pakistani children. The University is working on projects such as Industrial Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Information Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Business Management, Innovation and Business. It is the first university in Pakistan where all the teachers have PhD. The university will be fully operational in the next three years.

It is a hybrid university, which will teach technology up to bachelor's and master's level. It will also offer PhD and postdoctoral degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Speedy Railway Engineering, Modern Agriculture and Microelectronics in collaboration with Chinese and Austrian universities. A technology park will also be set up here, where research will be done on modern programs and work will be done in the fields of modern science and technology. Technology companies will be formed here to make state-of-the-art products. Ten million dollars have been allocated for this technology park.

Work has been started to set up two other foreign universities in the lands behind the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad and also in Sialkot, Sambarial. Agreements have also been reached for these universities with the best universities in China, Austria and the United Kingdom. These universities will change the course of science and technology in Pakistan. Billions of scholarship programs have been launched to send talented students to various universities around the world to acquire the latest technologies through the task force. The use of these technologies is projected to reach 100 100 trillion worldwide by 2025.

Pakistan would be able to earn 160 160 billion annually even if it takes one percent of it. That is why many centers are being set up and various projects worth Rs 100 billion are underway across the country. For the first time, artificial intelligence was used to bring transparency in the tax collection system, and an additional Rs 65 billion was raised, bringing the tax returns to 2 million for the first time in the history of the FBR. The task force is also working to promote distance education system across the country. Virtual universities have been given funds of Rs. 6 billion.

At the school level, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics project has been started, under which this project has been started in 30 schools initially, which will be extended to all government schools. Various STEM education programs have also been started for the training of students and teachers, which will initially benefit 8,000 children. Another proud project is the Matric Tech program based on vocational education and training. Initially, the program has been launched in 15 schools in Islamabad, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Similarly, 27 state-of-the-art laboratories have been set up in Fuji Foundation institutions for technical training in fields such as construction, mechanical, electrical, electronics, textile, metallurgy, automobile, information technology, etc. The fruits of this knowledge economy will come in next few years. , Which will play a pivotal role in the development of Pakistan.

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