Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has reiterated his commitment towards making Pakistan a technology superpower in the next ten years.
In a tweet on Saturd, he said the projects of ‘Made in Pakistan’ have been adopted by the Ministry of Science and Technology as per the vision of the Prime Minister.
The minister said, “In Pakistan, from sanitizers to masks, they were either not found or were sold in black, however, today we are able not only to meet the local needs but exporting these items.”
The minister said in the next phase, health city will be established on 200 acres of land in Faisalabad while Science and Technology Special Economic Zones are being set up in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
Under the ‘Made in Pakistan’ vision, Chaudhry had said that PM Khan handed over the first batch of local made ventilators to the National Disaster Management Authority last week.
Amid general concern over the healthcare facilities during the pandemic, the PTI minister had vowed in April that the country will soon begin production of ventilators and other safety gear on a local level.
Last month, the minister said that the ventilators were in the final phase of testing while he announced that the government had achieved another landmark as Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) approved the country’s first COVID-19 testing kit.
The Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Health also earlier signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the indigenous development of electro medical devices.