'MoITT to establish Health Incubation Center, Science & Technology Park in KU'

Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque said that US $7.1 billion investment had been made in the telecommunication sector in the country and a billion of Rupees had been earned through the telecommunication sector.
He was addressing as a Chief Guest in a MoU signing ceremony for the establishment of the Health Incubator and Science & Technology Park at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of Karachi University (KU) here on Tuesday. 
The MoU was signed by Syed Junaid Imam, Member IT Ministry of IT & Telecom and Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS.
 The IT Minister, on the requisition of the KU Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, announced that the Examination Centre of the Karachi University would be digitalized. He directed Member IT and CEO National Information Technology Board to coordinate with KU management in this regard.
 Federal Minister for IT further said that under the MoU, Pakistan Software Export Board will establish Health Incubator and Science  & Technology Park in ICCBS of the University. Our effort is to integrate information and communication technology and academia; the establishment of a health incubator in the university will greatly help medical start-ups, while the establishment of a science and technology park will connect students to the digital world, he added. 
He said the revolutionary steps we took should have been done many decades ago. He said Pakistani youths occupy a unique position in the world in terms of their abilities and competence, and it was vital to provide them opportunities in the field of technology. 
 He said that MOITT through Universal Service Fund spent Rs77.8 billion for 83 projects to provide broadband services in country's remote areas to connect rural population to digital World.
He further said that they got the smartphone manufacturing bill passed from the Assembly and currently 28 companies are manufacturing mobile phones including Samsung and Nokia.
Syed Amin Ul Haque noted that the world’s renown search engine Google had opened its office in the country and provided 15000 scholarships to our students last year and this year they were providing 45000 scholarships. This number will be up to 4 lacs 50 thousand in year 2024.
Vice Chancellor of Karachi University (KU) Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Patron-in-Chief ICCBS Prof. Dr. Atta-Ur-Rehman, ICCBS Director Prof. Dr. M Iqbal Choudhry, CEO Pakistan Software Export Board Ali Raza, CEO Ignite Asim Shahryar Hussain and Aziz Latif Jamal as well Nadira Panjwani also addressed the ceremony./Ends