Govt initiates work on KP’s first science & technology policy

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has initiated work on the formulation of the province’s first ever science and technology and investigation policy to provide quality services to all stakeholders and people.

Official sources in the S&T and IT Department told APP on Wednesday that the government wanted to strengthen the S&T and IT sectors for quick service delivery to people and to achieve this objective, had started work on the establishment of the province’s first science technology and investigation policy that would be formally launched by December this year.

The provincial government has also constituted first-ever cyber emergency response center in the country to provide quick services to stakeholders besides people at their doorsteps. Similarly, seven model science libraries and a comprehensive information technology institution would be established in Khyber tribal district, the official said. Seven other facilitation centers would also be constituted in all the tribal districts of erstwhile FATA, the official added.—APP

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