Islamabad: Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Prime Minister of Pakistan visited exhibition on COVID-19 organized by Ministry of Science and Technology at COMSTECH. The Coordinator General, COMSTECH Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary (H. I., S. I., T. I.) visited the exhibition and attended the briefing given at the occasion.
The exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology with the objective to showcase Pakistan’s success in manufacturing various essential items, such as protective gears, ventilators, respirators, sanitizers and disinfectants and masks of various types. The coordinator General COMSTECH Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary (H. I., S. I., T. I.) regarded this exhibition an excellent example of converting a calamity into an opportunity for technological development of show-casing Pakistan’s technological breakthrough in other OIC countries.
The minister of S&T Mr. Fawad Chaudhary briefed Prime Minister about various initiatives which MoST has taken to meet the national demands for products required against COVID-19 infection. Minister of defence production Ms. Zubaida Jalal also spoke at the occasion. The Prime Minister speaking to audience, appreciated the efforts of scientists and technologists of Pakistan and emphasized the need of science and technology and higher education as primary attributes of national self-reliance.
The exhibit took place in the COMSTECH building at the constitution avenue.