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Tech parks for growth

In today’s fast-paced global economy, technology parks play a crucial role in fostering industrial development by providing an ecosystem conducive to innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship. These designated areas are often…

The rise of nanomaterials

Nanomaterials represent a rapidly emerging industry that is impacting a large number of products ranging from electronics and agriculture to medicine and the defence industry. Nanotechnology depends on the discovery…

It’s a tech-powered world

In my previous articles, I have emphasized the importance for Pakistan to change tracks and focus on the manufacture and export of high-tech (high value-added) goods to improve its economy.…

Planning for the future

This requires us to acquire the highest level of expertise in new and emerging technologies to be able to leapfrog into the future. We must also establish a clear roadmap…

High-tech export strategy

A 20-member delegation representing various sectors of Pakistan’s industry left for China on December 10, with the objective of enhancing Pakistan’s exports from the present shamefully low figure of $30…

Journey of economic revival

On April 19, 2022, I faced the most challenging day of my life when I took on the role of federal minister for planning, development & special initiatives. I was…

The amazing world of discovery

We live in an amazing world of discovery where truth is often stranger than fiction. Thanks to technological advancements, we do not need seeds any more to grow plants as…

Two sides of the AI coin

We have entered uncharted waters — rather plunged into an unknown realm which is full of prospects and dangers. Artificial Intelligence is improving its capabilities and reach with every passing…

A peek into the future

Artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing (QC) are two rapidly advancing fields of technology with immense potential for revolutionizing civilization. The convergence of these two cutting-edge technologies – one (AI)…

Lessons from Singapore

In my previous articles I provided the way forward for Pakistan by investing in education, science, technology and innovation with the focused objective of becoming a major exporter of high…