PR No .266 Islamabad

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Standing Committee on Science and Technology gave approval for a 10 Year Action Plan for scientific development in the Muslim world.

President Mamnoon Hussain chaired First Plenary Session of 15th COMSTECH General Assembly Meeting in which this Plan was approved. On the occasion, Secretary General OIC Iyad Ameen Madani, President Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali and Coordinator General COMSTECH Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan were also present.

The purpose of the 10 Year Action Plan is to promote science and technology in the Muslim world. Along with suggestions from develop countries, 159 leading scientists and thinkers of 20 OIC member countries were involved in the preparation of an action plan.

The President said that less developed countries of the Muslim world would be given assistance in research and development through the 10 Year Action Plan. On the occasion, Pakistan, Morocco and Azerbaijan were elected as the Vice Chairmen of COMSTECH General Assembly. President Mamnoon also stressed that more funds need to be allocated for less developed Islamic countries.

22 Ministers from various Muslim countries and heads and senior officials of science & research institutions also participated.