ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised that Pakistan has abundant talent to take the country to self-reliance in new technological innovation and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will strongly support any initiative to harness the potential of the youth.
He said this while inaugurating the production facility of first ever indigenously developed ventilators at National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) at Haripur on Monday.
The prime minister stated that Pakistan’s approach in response to coronavirus pandemic and adopting the smart lockdown while keeping the economy afloat has been widely acknowledged. He said that the government’s focus will now remain on comprehensive health reforms.
He commended the initiative taken by NRTC and the Ministry of Science and Technology for the first ever indigenously produced ventilator. He said that it is a landmark achievement for Pakistan and congratulated the entire team.
Managing Director NRTC Brig Tofique Ahmed gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister about the history, sectors of research and development, products and services of NRTC.
He briefed that NRTC is indigenously providing services including communication equipment, E-policing, Electro-Medical equipment, hardware and software.