Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, says that Pakistan will have a big medical and electromagnetic industry within the next three years. He expressed these views on Sunday. Chaudhry added that he has no doubts the USA will be the major client of Pakistan.
Fawad Ch to develop medical, electromagnetic industry in Pakistan
The federal minister said that “We are already exporting Sanitizers and PPE’s to the USA, USA gesture of friendship is appreciated, however in next three years Pak ll have its own big medical/ electromagnetic industry n I have no doubts that USA ll be our major client,” on Twitter.
We are already exporting Sanitizers and PPE’s to USA, USA gesture of friendship is appreciated, however in next three years Pak ll have its own big medical/ electromagnetic industry n I have no doubts that USA ll be our major client… https://t.co/VuC0PWI5Si
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 5, 2020
Fawad Chaudhry has taken a lead role in the ongoing medical and health emergency in Pakistan. He is now aspiring to fortify the medical and electromagnetic industry in Pakistan- a vision that is the product of pandemic coronavirus. The crisis of COVID-19 perhaps turned out to be a silver lining for Pakistan. Since it has provided a new direction and trajectory for the progress of Pakistan in the, otherwise, neglected field of science and technology.
— Ovais Mangalwala (@ovaismangalwala) July 4, 2020
Fawad Chaudhry expressed these views while commenting on the tweet from Hum TV host Ovais Mangalwala. Last week, Fawad Chaudhry had appreciated the friendly gesture of the USA to send 100 ventilators to Pakistan to help in the fight against COVID-19. Mangalwala tweeted that soon Fawad Chaudhry will be sending Made-in-Pakistan ventilators to the USA.
Made in Pakistan ventilators
On Monday, Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that the Ministry of Science and Technology has handed over the first batch of locally produced ventilators to NDMA. He called it a ‘landmark achievement’ in his tweet on Monday.“
Last week, the minister said NDMA would soon receive the first batch of ventilators. In a video message, Fawad Chaudhry said that now Pakistan is among the few countries producing ventilators at home. He attributed the success of manufacturing local ventilators to the engineers. Chaudhry said the Ministry of Science and Technology partnered with Pakistan Engineering Council and embarked on the project a few months ago. Also, he said now the team produced the first batch of 8-10 ventilators.
A landmark acheivement of the Ministry of Science & Technology under the leadership of @fawadchaudhry. The first batch of #MadeInPakistan Ventilators #SafeVent has been handedover to NDMA by the Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI.
— Ministry of Science & Technology (@MinistryofST) July 6, 2020
In June, Fawad Chaudhry informed that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan had approved the country’s first COVID-19 testing kits produced by researchers at NUST institution. He said that the production of local testing kits would reduce the cost of testing for COVID-19 in Pakistan. Also, it will reduce the costs of importing testing kits in Pakistan.
Earlier, in May, he announced that Pakistan is going to export PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
Fawad Chaudhry slammed Pakistani universities for not guiding the government through any specialized research on coronavirus. In March, the Minister said his ministry has constituted a task force under the leadership of Dr. Ata-ur-Rehman. It will develop an indigenous immunization vaccine for coronavirus in Pakistan.
Pakistan looks forward to playing its part in the global research for coronavirus vaccines, says Fawad Chaudhry. He further added that the Ministry of Science and Technology would also develop a Science Data Research Foundation to ascertain the answers to critical questions on coronavirus.
Efforts to boost Science and Technology before COVID-19
Ever since, assuming the charge of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has taken interesting endeavors for the development of Pakistan in the field of Science and technology. He aspires to make Pakistan competitive enough to be on par with the global developments.
He launched the website, pakmoonsighting.pk to bring an end to the controversy of moon sightings ahead of major religious festivals that arise each year.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has introduced its own mineral bottled water at unbelievably lower rate costing for Rs1/litre announced Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Then, last year he announced that the world’s two largest producers of solar panels are embarking on setting up the production plants in Pakistan. While China’s second-largest producers of the electronic batteries will soon be setting up production plants in Pakistan to produce Lithium batteries. Even the buses running on Lithium batteries will be produced in Pakistan.