The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has been functioning since 1972. It is the national focal point and enabling arm of Government of Pakistan for planning, coordinating and directing efforts to initiate and launch scientific and technological programs and projects as per national agenda for sound and sustainable S&TR base for the socio-economic development of the country.
From the areas of industrial development to renewable energy and rural development, the Ministry suggests technological development for higher growth-rates and to improve standards of living. Its principal focus is on building Pakistan’s technological competence in the 21st century as we enter new markets, developing a larger pool of human resources to reverse brain drain, and for integrating the existing technological infrastructure for strengthening of technology institutions, effective governance of S&TR and enhancing the capacity of indigenous innovation systems.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has a national focus to plan, coordinate, initiate and launch scientific and technological research programs, which establish a technological base to socio-economic development of Pakistan. Main objectives are to develop technical expertise in humans and infrastructure, effective governance and enhancing indigenous innovations.
The Ministry five technical wings; namely, (i) Policy & Coordination, (ii) Planning & Development, (iii) Technology, (iv) International Liaison, and (v) Electronics Wing. Priority areas include; Human-Resource Development; Transfer of Technology from R&D Institutions and Universities to Industry; Food & Agriculture; Analytical Centers for Industrial Analysis, Industrialization, Health, Electronics, Ocean Resources, New Materials, Biotechnology, Textiles, and Pharmaceuticals.
Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as the various organizations under the administrative control of the Ministry, can be accessed at the links below: