ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Monday said that those people who abandon their vision do not succeed ever.
The prime minister addressed the opening ceremony of the first national science and technology park in Pakistan near Islamabad National University of Technology (NUST).
“Everything starts with a vision. Those nations which lose confidence become dependent on others. There is no plan B when you follow your vision as you have burnt all your bridges. We saw a plan B a few days ago and then came a plan C and plan Z.
“Some people get disheartened in tough time but you become stronger after rising from a failure. No one can beat you until you do not give up. Make struggle a part of your life and never be demoralized by the failures. The history only remembers those who work for the humanity. Passions always beats talent.
“It is non-democratic practice that an entire family comes into politics. Pakistan has lagged behind in education. The country’s progress has been halted due to absence of merit in past.
“A good captain knows where to utilize his players and that is why I have appointed Fawad Chaudhry as Minister for Science and Technology. I acknowledge his efforts.”
The prime minister also praised Qamar Javed Bajwa, the commander-in-chief of the army, for his constant emphasis on education. He urged students to follow the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and to teach them to become future leaders.
Speaking of Bill Gates’ philanthropy, Imran Khan said he was a great man and that he spent money on humanity. He said that Bill Gates also made Pakistan money available for the eradication of polio.
In this context, the National Science and Technology Park is praised as the country’s largest innovation and research ecosystem. There are more than 40 companies in the high-tech IT park, including start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and technological giants.
Imran Khan promised to give the university every possible support to help the project move forward. He said that this model will also be replicated in other institutions. According to a NUST statement, the park will become a launching platform for prominent researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in the country.