Marriyum stresses need for exploiting full potential of Science & Technology

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Staff Reporter

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has stressed the need for exploiting full potential of Science and Technology for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in different fields.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has stressed the need for exploiting full potential of Science and Technology for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in different fields.
She was addressing a seminar on Sustainable Development Goals in Islamabad on Monday.
The Minister of State said the achievement of SDGs is possible with the strenuous efforts of all the relevant departments. She said consultation at all every level is imperative for achieving SDGs. She said awareness, education and outreach to the community is also necessary to achieve these goals. She said Media specially Radio Pakistan which has maximum reach can play an important role this regard.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said Ministry of Planning and Development has formed units on SDGs which are playing vital role to achieve these goals. She said provinces are also in the process of formulating such units. She said there is progress in the right direction for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
The Minister of State said a lot of work has been done during the tenure of the present Government on Sustainable Development Goals in health and education sectors with integrated approach. She said Vision-2025 has also an important role to achieve SDGs. The Minister of State said that the local governments have an important role to play vis-a-vis achieving the development targets.
She said the government is undertaking an important milestone of census. Data of the census will help the policy instruments to take forward the development agenda.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said the parliament is also organizing two conferences one on population and the second on water conservation in the month of April.

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