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This web-portal has been created as a result of the decision taken by the participants of the national meeting entitled "Challenges for Socio-economic Development in Pakistan:  Role of Science and Technology", which was held in Islamabad from 26 to 28 October 2009. The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the views of young Pakistani thinkers, researchers and scholars on the of challenges Pakistan was facing in the areas of education, health, agriculture, economy, ICTs and environment and their science-led solutions.

The main features of the meeting were: (a) it was Pakistan-specific (b) it was youth-oriented and (c) it was meant to obtain candid and innovative ideas of the young participants on individual basis and completely independent from the policies of the organizations of their affiliation. The young participants, 25 in number, were selected from all over the country’s academic and R&D organizations, purely on the basis of merit. The discussions were held in six technical sessions spread over three days and helped by 12 renowned resource persons. The outcome of the meeting was so encouraging, both in terms of substance and quality that the participants unanimously desired that the discussions should continue and the work done in the meeting should be expanded. The most effective way to do this was to create a think tank and a web-portal to establish an effective networking among the members of the think tank. This effort will enable the think tank to produce further useful ideas for the benefit of the Pakistani society. The intellectual output from the think-tank would also serve useful purpose for the country’s policy-makers and planners, as well as to provide a case study to be considered and replicated in other developing countries.

On the basis of the suggestions made by the young participants of the October 2009 meeting, the think tank has been named “Young Pakistani Thinkers”. The web-portal will provide an effective means of interconnectivity among the members of the think tank. It is hoped that the think tank and web-portal will play an important role for the welfare of the country.

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by: Dr. Hasibullah
  Agriculture Policy: Holistic overhaul
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
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by: Dr. Waqas A. Qazi
- Economy
  Fast Economic Growth Strategy
by: Dr. Hasibullah
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  The future of State Owned Enterprise
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
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- Education
  Education in Pakistan
by: Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi
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by: Mr. Arsalan Ahmad
- Energy
  Prepaid Electricity Meters
by: Mr. Ashfaq Mahmood
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by: Mr. Razi Raziuddin
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by: Dr. Hasibullah
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  Tax to GDP ratio of Pakistan
by: Dr. Hasibullah
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by: Dr. Hasibullah
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by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
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- Environment
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by: Dr. Shahzad Mufti
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by: Mr. M. Masood Azeem
  Kyoto Protocol - a way forward?
by: Dr. Hasibullah
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  Snow Leopard A gift of Nature on the verge of Extinction
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
2 1556 View Post
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
- Health
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by: Dr. Hasibullah
2 11435 View Post
by: Dr. Hasibullah
  Failure of Polio vaccination programme?
by: Dr. Hasibullah
3 2437 View Post
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
  The National Hepatitis Control Program
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
6 2608 View Post
by: Ms. Sana Shoaib
  Why a sustainable collaboration among Hospitals and Universities lacking?
by: Dr. Muhammad Faraz Arshad Malik
3 1449 View Post
by: Dr. Muhammad Abaid Ullah
- ICTs
  New Trends in ICT
by: Dr. Arshad Ali
2 3119 View Post
by: Mr. Asim Shahryar Husain
  Cyber Secure Pakistan
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
1 3577 View Post
by: Mr. Abdullah Laghari
  Telecom 3G Upgrade
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
1 2078 View Post
by: Dr. Waqas A. Qazi
- S&T Issues
  Science & Technology for Development
by: Dr. Hasibullah
5 3108 View Post
by: Mr. Aamir Muhammad
  Access to Scientific Literature
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
5 2181 View Post
by: Dr. Waqas A. Qazi
  Technology/Business Incubation Centers
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
3 2007 View Post
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
  Science Communication and Journalism
by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi
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by: Mr. Abdul Majid Qureshi



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-ICTs-S&T Issues

YPT- Discussion Summary (Nov. 2010 - April 2011) By: Dr. Hasibullah (Chief Coordinator)

Proceedings of "Challenges for Socio-economic Development in Pakistan: Role of Science and Technology"

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