Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology on 28th July 2015 and chaired a meeting in the Committee Room of PCST. Chairman PCST gave a detailed presentation on the mandate and activities of PCST.

One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

The Workshop held on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

The Workshop held on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

Chairman PCST, Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani presenting a plenary lecture at the One-day National Workshops, June 17, 2015

One-day Consultative Workshops on “Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research”

The Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences. In the Inaugural Session of the workshop Mr. Kamran Ali Queshi, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani S.I., Chairman PCST and Prof. Dr. Tariq Mahmood, Advisor (R&D), Higher Education Commission addressed the audience

One-day Consultative Workshops on “Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research”

The Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

BBS Public Awareness Seminar "How fasting can prevent and treat chronic diseases"

Chairman PCST, Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani delivering a public lecture "How fasting can prevent and treat chronic diseases" at the Aga Khan University, May 14, 2015

2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation

The meeting was held on 5th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology”

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as Guest of Honor in NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology” on May 05, NORI, Islamabad.

NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology”

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Chief Guest, presenting shield to Dr. Abida

2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation

The meeting was held on 5th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

Third Journalism Agahi Awards

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as a Guest of Honor presenting award of the Most Credible Anchor to Mr Nadeem Malik, the host of SAMAA's flagship current affair program 'Nadeem Malik Live, at the Third Journalism Agahi Awards Ceremony held on April 25, 2015 in Islamabad.

The Symposium on Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Guest of Honor and plenary speaker in the symposium on "Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare" held on April 15, 2015 in Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi.

The Symposium on Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as a Chief Guest presenting certificate to one of the participants at the Symposium held at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi on April 15, 2015.

1st Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation

The meeting was held on 14th April, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's participated in the meeting.

United Nations APCTT: The Third Asia-Pacific National Innovation System Forum

panel discussion with question-answer session with participants over the two days of the program shared very rich and contrasting national perspectives on how developing countries are grappling with improving their National Innovation systems and foreshadowed the impending challenges that the global sustainable development agenda will place on the STI sector. The event held on 08-09 April 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sixth Consultative Workshop Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research

Dr. Tariq Bashir, Principal Research Officer, PCST speaking at the Workshop held on 9th April 2015 in the University of Karachi.

Sixth Consultative Workshop Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research

Dr. Alia Reham ORIC head, University of Karachi presenting a shield to Dr. Shakeel Babar, Scientific Secretary, PCST at the Workshop held on 9th April 2015 in the University of Karachi.

ORIC Conference on Problem-Solving Research

Group photo of the participants of the ‘ORIC Conference’ organized by PCST in collaboration with IRP and LCCI on 5th March 2015 in Lahore.

ORIC Conference on Problem-Solving Research

Mr. Ijaz A. Mumtaz, President LCCI presenting a shield to Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hasan Gilani S.I., Chairperson, PCST during the ‘ORIC Conference’ held on 5th March 2015 in Lahore.

ORIC Conference on Problem-Solving Research

The ‘ORIC Conference’ held on 5th March 2015 in Lahore.

The launching ceremony of National Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event titled "DICE 2015" was held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on 29 Jan 2015.

Chairman PCST, Prof Dr Anwar ul Hassan Gilani was addressed the inaugural session.

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai

Chairman, PCST Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilanias as a Guest of Honor, presenting certificate to one of the participants at the International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai, Jan 21-22

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani presenting plenary lecture "Efficacy and Safety of Bioactive Phytochemicals is influenced by their ability to interact at multiple Target Sites" at the International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai, Jan 21-22

World Science Day 2014

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hasan Gilani receiving "Dr Z.A. Hashmi R & D Award" and Medal from Mr. Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology at the World Science Day, PSF, Islamabad on 10th Nov 2014

Consultative Workshops on “Encouraging Problem-Solving Research”

The main purpose of these workshops is to inspire and encourage R&D directed towards solving problems of the industry and society. First workshop of the series was held at Lahore on 15th April 2014.


PCST launched its first ever quarterly newsletter namely STI Voice on Jul 28, 2015. The goal to bring you this newsletter namely Science, Technology, Innovation, STI Voice is to share with you the latest happenings in the field of science and technology at national level. This first issue of the newsletter is unique in that you will find the firsthand account of how PCST came into being through an article titled Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)-Historical Perspective, Current Activities and Future Goals. An effort has been made to dig out the data about the Council presented here from available resources and the happenings during Jan-Jun, 2015. Some unique features of STI Voice are the inclusion of columns namely Quran's and Science Voice, Past Muslim Scholar's Voice, Scientists' Voice for society and Young Scientist's Voice that will appear as regular contents of the newsletter. Moreover, it will also cover information about different national and international funding sources for young scientists.supporting them in their career development.


Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) is mandated to advise the Government on the development of Science and Technology at the national level. The Council is involved in S&T Policy making, planning, implementation and in carrying out policy studies. PCST is also the secretariat of National Commission of Science and Technology (NCST), headed by the Prime Minister (which takes the major decisions for the development of S&T)

Objectives

  • Advising the Government on S&T policy and plans.
  • Regular evaluation of scientific research through bibliometric and peer review techniques.
  • Strategic planning of R&D through expert committees/think tanks.
  • Scientometric and futuristic studies.
  • Promotion of R&D and encouragement of consultancy services for scientists and technologists.

Functions

The functions of the Council are:

  • To discuss all policy matters, proposals and issues on the overall development of science and technology in the country and provide recommendations and advice to the National Commission for Science and Technology for facilitating their decision-making;
  • To identify priority areas of research and development keeping in view the futuristic developments of science and technology especially those of the disciplines falling the high technolgy fields;
  • To act as an independent forum of senior and eminent scientists and technologists of the country and to act as a "Think Tank" to the Federal Government on policies and problems of national importance in respect of science and technology;
  • To collect science and technology statistics and maintain a data bank of the research and development institutions of the country;
  • To provide a forum for co-ordination of S&T activities with national and international agencies;
  • To enter into contracts, agreements with national agencies for undertaking development projects in fields relevant to the functions of the Council; and
  • To organize study groups and task forces for dealing witth issues such as:-
    • Scientometric studies and analysis of science and technology data;
    • Assessement and innovation of impact of science and technology policies and programmes on the overall development of the country;
    • Preparation of state of art reports on certain important scientific and technological issues;
    • Identification of priority subjects with reference to their bearing on socio-economic development and national security; and
    • Encouragement of consultancy services for scientists and technologists in various important fields

Chairman
Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani
Ibn-i-Sina
What is Special About this Postal Stamp?
News and Events
PCST is organizing a one day National Conference on Agri Tourism: The Challenges and Opportunities Changing the Agricultural Landscape on 30th September 2015 at Islamabad.
The conference is open to policy makers, entrepreneurs, government officials, industry officials, private sector agritourism operators, farmers' organizations and cooperatives, members of the academe and students.
STI Voice Newsletter
PCST launched its first ever quarterly newsletter namely STI Voice on Jul 28, 2015., click this link to download Newsletter.
One-day National Workshops
PCST was organized one-day National Workshops on "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad (at Pakistan Academy of Sciences). For more detail, click this link
One-day Consultative Workshops
PCST was organized one-day Consultative Workshops on "Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research" in Quetta (4th June 2015) and Islamabad (11th June 2015). For more detail, click this link
Situation Vacant (2015)
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) invites applications for the vacant post. For more detail, click this link
3rd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation
The meeting was held on 19th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
3rd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Marine Resources
The meeting was held on 18th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
2nd Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation
The meeting was held on 5th May, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
1st Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Public Health & Sanitation
The meeting was held on 14th April, 2015 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
Situation Vacant (2015)
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) invites applications for the vacant posts. For more detail, click this link
1st Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Marine Resources
The meeting was held on 31st October, 2014 at Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Experts from Public sector, Academia, Private sector and NGO's will participate in the meeting.
Innovation Award of the Year 2014
PCST is pleased to announce initiation of new award to harness the creative and innovative spirit of the nation. Applications are invited from researchers, academicians, students or individuals either self-employed or working in the Higher Education Institutions, R&D Organization / industry.
Read More
Dear Scientists/Colleagues
The Council is pleased to announce that the journal titled Science, Technology & Development (STD) has recently been recognized by HEC and is placed in Category 'Z'.
One-day Consultative Workshop on "Encouraging Problem-Solving Research"
Assessment and Appraisal Practices in Universities and R&D Organizations on 15th April 2014, Lahore
PCST Tender Document for Documentary
Tender Document can be download by click the link
Important Publications