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Focusing on technology must to achieve economic goals, says PM

By Muhammad Farooq
December 21, 2023

SWABI: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar said on Wednesday that focus on science and technology was vital to achieve economic goals of development.

He was speaking at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology after inaugurating the newly-constructed girls’ hostel. He also exchanged views with GIK Institute parent body — Society for Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan.

Caretaker PM Anwarul Haq Kakar speaks at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology after inaugurating the newly constructed girls’ hostel on December 20, 2023. — X/@GovtofPakistan
Caretaker PM Anwarul Haq Kakar speaks at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology after inaugurating the newly constructed girls’ hostel on December 20, 2023. — X/@GovtofPakistan

The society’s President Engr Salim Saifullah Khan, Executive Director Shakil Durrani, Rector GIK Institute, Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, pro-rectors and directors were also present.

The girls’ hostel was financed by National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to provide accommodation facilities to the girls who acquired education in different disciplines of engineering and management sciences in GIK Institute. The prime minister held an interactive session with the students.

Addressing the students, he said the government would support GIK Institute in whatever initiative it took for imparting quality education to the young generation.

“The GIK Institute will establish its campus in Islamabad and the government will support the initiative,” he said, adding that he wanted the GIK Institute to establish its campuses across the country to impart education to the youth.

Glowing tributes were paid to former President of Pakistan and founder of GIK Institute, late Ghulam Ishaq Khan.