Biotechnology Can Enhance The Exports Of Pakistan: President Alvi

Biotechnology Can Enhance The Exports Of Pakistan: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD Aug 26 (PID): President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for the development of Industrial Biotechnology which has the potential to enhance our exports as well as generate employment opportunities in the country.

He said that it was essential to focus on the development of Biotechnology Herbal Medicine Park which would contribute towards the socio-economic development of the country. He expressed these views while chairing a meeting on Jhelum Biotechnology Park, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain briefed the President about the importance and role of the Biotechnology Herbal Medicine Park in the economic development of the country. The President appreciated the initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology and underscored the need to align Research & Development (R&D) projects with socio-economic needs of the country.

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The meeting was also attended by the Minister for Forest Department, Punjab, Mr. Muhammad Sibtain Khan, Special Secretary Housing, Punjab, Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Ahmed, Member Science of Planning Commission, Dr. Syed Hussain Abidi, Executive Director COMSATS Headquarter, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi and Rector COMSATS University Prof. Dr. Muhmmad Tabbasam Afzal.