Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs today.

The summer college is being organized every year by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission since 1976, aiming at transferring and sharing scientific knowledge among the scientific community.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said International Nathiagali Summer College has established a tradition of stimulating scientific activities, particularly in the field of Physics.

While recognizing the transformative power of quantum science, he said the government has taken proactive steps to support the development of quantum technologies in Pakistan.

The Minister said these projects aim to leverage Pakistan’s scientific expertise and technological capabilities to advance the frontiers of quantum science, computing and engineering.

Ahsan Iqbal said in addition to supporting research and development efforts, the government is also investing in human capital development in the field of quantum science and technology.

Talking about Artificial Intelligence, the minister said, the government has established National Centers of Excellence in key universities, fostering innovation in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-security, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing, Nano-science and Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing, and Mathematics.

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