Islamabad April 29,
2019 – Secretary Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST), Captain Nasim
Nawaz (Retd), paid a maiden visit to the main campus of National University of
Sciences & Technology (NUST) here on Monday. In his one-on-one meeting with
Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, in the latter’s office, the duo
deliberated upon the current state of science & technology in the country
and how NUST could contribute to further improving the overall S&T sector.
The Secretary said that NUST has transcended itself as a quality Higher Education
Institution and emphasised that other institutions in the length and breadth of
the country need to follow suit.
Afterwards, the dignitary attended a comprehensive
briefing on the functioning and accelerated transdisciplinary growth of NUST
over the years. He took keen interest in current as well as impending
developmental projects of NUST, viz infrastructural development at Quetta
Campus, establishment of Pakistan’s first National Science & Technology
Park (NSTP) and Medical Devices Development Centre, to name a few.
After the briefing session, the
esteemed guest was conducted to Medical Devices Development Centre (MDDC) – first-of-its-kind
facility in Pakistan for indigenous production of cardiac stents and balloon
catheters – and Technology Incubation Centre (TIC), established in 2005 at NUST
as the country’s first academia-based incubation centre to foster innovation,
and alleviate the nuisance of poverty and unemployment through