ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said that the future belongs to technology and Pakistan needs to embrace modern technology to move forward and keep pace with the rest of the world.
"We have to support our technology companies and facilitate our youth to acquire scientific and technological education," he said.
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Addressing a summit, the Minister stated that the ideology of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan needs to be followed to meet the challenges of modern times. He said those nations that do not follow modern developments lag behind and could not progress.
He said that Pakistan and China have always remained great friends. However, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, the whole dynamics of this relationship has witnessed a big change. He said both the countries have strategic economic and technological relations. He expressed the hope that both countries would emerge as big players in the field of technology.
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The Minister recalled that in the 1960s, Pakistan used to locally manufacture transmitters and radio equipment but unfortunately now everything is being imported.
"We have decided to establish a Media University where students will be imparted with education keeping in view the latest technological trends in the field of media," the minister said. The minister further believes that technological advancements have also created challenges as technology is taking over human workers and causing employment which needed to be tackled by proper planning.
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