Ministry of Science and Technology (Pakistan)

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Ministry of Science and Technology
وزارت سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی
Ministry of Science logo.png
Agency overview
Formed1964; 57 years ago (1964)[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of Pakistan
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Minister responsible
Agency executive

The Ministry of Science and Technology (Urdu: وزارت سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی‎, abbreviated as MoST) is a Cabinet-level Ministry of the Government of Pakistan concerned with Science and Technology in Pakistan and in general, Pakistan's science policy, planning, coordination and directing of efforts to initiate and launch scientific and technological programs as well as projects aimed at economic development.

The ministry is coordinated by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology who is currently Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and is headquartered in Islamabad.[2]


To achieve the security, prosperity and social cohesion of Pakistan through equitable and sustainable socio-economic progress using science, technology and innovation as central pillars of development in all sectors of economic activity.

The principle agenda of the MoST is building Pakistan's technological competence in the 21st century by leap forging into new markets, develop a larger pool of human resource for reverse brain drain and integrate the soft technology infrastructure into hard modern technological base, strengthen technology institutions, effective S & TR governance and enhance the capacity if indigenous innovation systems.

Federal Ministers/Ministers of State/Advisers/In-charge, Ministry of Science and Technology[edit]

The Scientific and Technological Research Division (S&TRD) established in 1964 was initially responsible to administrate the National Science Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Atomic Energy Commission and the Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Committee. The status of S&TR Division was raised to the level of full-fledged Ministry of Science and Technology “MoST” in 1972.


The following organizations are situated under the Ministry of Science and Technology:-[edit]

Moon Sighting Pakistan
Type of site
Lunar observation[3]
Available inEnglish
OwnersGovernment of Pakistan
Created byMinistry of Science and Technology
Launched26 May 2019; 19 months ago (2019-05-26)

The ministry launched a lunar observatory website in 2019 aimed at to show the citizens about the Islamic events, holidays, and primarily crescent associated with lunar calendar dates.[3] The website claims to have modern features such as predetermine the future-dates or arrival of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and other events based on scientific evidences and observations through moon sighting.[4][5]

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  2. ^ Sherani, Tahir (19 April 2019). "Asad Umar still listed as finance minister in Cabinet Division's new notification". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Pakistan launches moon-sighting website ahead of Eid to resolve differences over dates of Islamic festivals". Firstpost. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Fawad Chaudhry launches 'Pakistan's first official' moonsighting website". DAWN.COM. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. ^ IANS (28 May 2019). "Pakistan launches first official 'moonsighting' website". Zee News. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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