ISLAMABAD: Dr. Arif Alvi said Wednesday that Pakistan must put maximum effort into joining the global technology race since technology would guarantee national economic development.

The President was speaking at an inauguration function for the STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project at Presidency.

The Pakistan Science Foundation is carrying out the first stage of its STEM project, initially initiated in 50 schools across the country and chosen based on the excellent academic outcomes of the past three years, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

President opened the STEM project; Minister said the program should be distributed across the country

These schools will have modern facilities, laboratories and faculties trained in the new system,” he said, adding that there will also be a monitoring mechanism in place to assess program productivity.

According to the minister, STEM FABLABS will be established in all STEM-designated schools, equipped with the latest research facilities and resources for digital fabrication.

This sector plays a key role in economic development,” he added, adding that China supported the project.