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MINISTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHAIRS A MEETING REGARDING THE RESTRUCTURING OF MINISTRY AND ITS ORGANIZATION
A meeting to review the overall performance of Ministry of Science and Technology and it's organizations was held under the chairmanship of Rana Tanveer Hassan, Minister for Science and Technology and Defense Production. Among others the meeting was attended by Dr. Sania Nishter, .CEO Heartfile and, ex minister for science and technology, Dr. Shabir A. Khan, Sloan Scholar, Dr. Shaukat Hameed, Coordinator General COMSTECH, Dr. Junaid zaidi, Rector COMSATS Institute of Information Technology.
Mr kamran Ali Qureshi, Secretary Science and Technology in the opening remarks explained that the present government was taking serious efforts for restructuring of the organizations in order to enhance their productivity. Recently Ministry has appointed heads of ten Research and Development organizations through a transparent mechanism.
In the meeting the overall performance of National Institute of Oceanography, Karachi, Council for Works and Housing Research, Karachi, Fuel Research Centre, Karachi and Leather Research centre, Karachi were discussed in details and programme for their rightsizing was finalized.
It has been unanimously agreed that Ministry may allocate additional resources to NIO to becomes regional center of excellence. The LRC has very potential to enhance its role in promotion of quality leather export, therefore it also need to be strengthened. The performance of CWHR and FRC have been categorized as not up to the mark and any further investment would be a futile exercise. Over the period these organizations failed to develop core competence, Therefore the Ministry may consider to dissolve these organizations.