ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated the N-Ovative Health Technology Facility at NUST in Islamabad, the first facility in Pakistan that will produce cardiac stents.
With the inauguration, Pakistan has become the 18th Country in the World to manufacture cardiac stents.
In his address at the Inauguration Ceremony of the N-Ovative Health Technology Facility in NUST, the prime minister appreciated the initiative of the manufacturing of cardiac stents in Pakistan and said that the step will significantly reduce expenditures on treatment of heart diseases besides saving foreign exchange.
The prime minister said that the government is focused to promote local manufacturing and industrialization to enhance exports of the Country.
Imran Khan said that the real development of the Country is not possible without enhancing exports, and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has set the direction right to focus on exports instead of imports.
In addition, he said that all the government departments have been directed to facilitate and create an enabling environment for investment. He said that Overseas Pakistanis are being encouraged and facilitated to invest in the Country.
While giving assurance of full support to higher education, the prime minister said the government will promote the knowledge economy.
The prime minister urged the youth to have their visions and work hard to realize their potential.
Earlier addressing the ceremony, the Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that the N-Ovative Health Technology Facility is an important milestone in the field of health.
Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan is heading from an import-based economy to a manufacturing-based economy under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.