Economic development directly linked to research, technology: Rana Tanveer

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LAHORE, April 16 (APP): Since economic development is directly linked to research and technology, the government is paying special attention to strengthen research institutions and enhanced the PCSIR research and development budget to Rs 250 million from mere Rs 65 million.

Federal Science and Technology Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain stated this in a meeting with business community here at Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) on Saturday.

LCCI Senior Vice President Almas Hyder, Vice President Nasir Saeed, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Chairman Dr. Shahzad Alam, the LCCI Executive Committee member and representatives of trade & industry were also present.