Hi-tech: Nanotechnology Foundation to be established soon

By APP
Published: February 6, 2014

The Pakistan Foundation for Nanotechnology would formulate five and 10-year plans for nanotechnology. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

In order to keep up with the rapid technological advancement, a foundation for nanotechnology will be established soon to build international, public and private collaboration and alliances with strategic partners in order to acquire new technologies.

The Pakistan Foundation for Nanotechnology would formulate five and 10-year plans for nanotechnology and help entrepreneurs set up new companies and move successful innovations to technological clusters, an official of the Ministry of Science and Technology said.

“In the past few years, the application of fundamental discoveries has developed multi-billion-dollar product lines,” he said.

The official said the ministry was planning to set up a centralised national research facility for developing nanotechnologies and products.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 6th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Imran
    Feb 6, 2014 - 12:32PM

    Education is now a provincial subject, the federal govt should stop interfering in provincial matters.Recommend

  • Asad Khan
    Feb 6, 2014 - 3:11PM

    @Imran:
    Education & Health are the basic right of every citizen. These rights are not subject matters. Provincial governments should be ashamed and held accountable for destroying health & education department after 18th Amendment.

    regards,Recommend

  • Faceoff
    Feb 6, 2014 - 7:44PM

    The nano technology center at Karachi university is on its way to completion. Classes will start next year. Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    Feb 6, 2014 - 7:53PM

    Since devolving education dept to the Provinces after 18th amendment, the quality of education graph has literally gone down…..ghost schools are still there, and many schools have been forcibly occupied by the waderas / landlords of the area…..the whole Country need super cleaners & top to toe wash down with extra high concentrate of CLOROX…..this is only possible if someone like Khomeini emerges from amongst us….. Recommend

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