ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said the country's stability required opposition parties and all the institutions to go along with the government on important issues.
He was talking to the media persons after attending national conference on "Artificial Intelligence Implications in National Security and Hybrid Warfare" arranged here by Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR).
The minister appreciated the role of opposition in passage of bills related to important national security issues and said 'Opposition has shown sense of responsibility by keeping national interest supreme'.
'Army belongs to all the political parties as well as the whole nation, not only to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf', he said.
The discussions on Election Commission of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau laws were moving ahead between the government and the opposition, he added.
To a question, Fawad Chaudhry said "Shahbaz Sharif and Khawaja Asif must toss for the post of Prime Minister."
Addressing the participants of the conference earlier, the minister said the present government would devise robust strategies for the next ten years to keep a pace with the modern scientific and technological development.
He underlined the need to implement macro policies to counter the challenges of propaganda and hybrid warfare in the modern world.
'We are in efforts to regain the country's past glory when it established the organization like SUPARCO and the countries like India and China were not even in the list of our competitors. Today when we talk about sending Pakistan's first space mission in 2022, people show surprising attitude', the minister said.
Pakistan was an atomic power and developing JF thunder and tanks but could not develop Television and even charger of a mobile, he lamented.
The budget of science and technology ministry had increased up to 600 percent with the efforts of Chairman Prime Minister's Task force on Science and Technology, Dr Atta ur Rahman, he said.
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