Ata regretted lack of govt interest in science, technology

KARACHI: Pakistan lags behind in the field of science and technology due to lack of funding and government interest in this field, said noted scientist Dr. Professor Ata ur Rehman, speaking at the 3rd Pakistan CIO Summit and Expo 2015 in conjunction with 1st IT Showcase Pakistan 2015 at a local hotel on the theme of ‘Solutions for Tomorrow’.

He gave numerous examples of the new discoveries of science and compared Pakistan with the countries in the forefront of innovations and that Pakistan is lagging decades behind because of the lack of funding and government interest in the area of science. He said the rulers give low priority to education, adding had the sector of education and technology received proper funding today millions of would have acquired the skills needed in local and international job market.

Dr. Irfan Hyder, Dean CBM and IoBM, Sardar Nauful Mahmood, Ikram Ahmed Khan also spoke.

The speakers were of the view that IT departments in Corporate Pakistan lags behind in their approach of running an IT department on proven IT governance methodologies. “We need to work together to implement IT governance systems and methodologies which should improve the overall performance of the system.”

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