The Planning Commission of Pakistan has approved the establishment of National Centers for Cyber Security, Big Data & Cloud Computing, and Robotics & Automation.
The approval for establishing National Centers in state-of-the-art technology domains was in the pipeline for some time now. The Planning Commission of Pakistan, while in a Central Development Working Party meet, has finally given the formal approval for establishing 3 National Centers of Cyber Security, Big Data, and Cloud Computing, and Robotics and Automation, informed Athar Osama, the ICT member at the Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan.
The three National Centers are going to be established at the different notable universities in Pakistan. The National Center of Cyber Security will be established at Air University, the National Center of Big Data and Cloud Computing at LUMS and the National Center of Robotics and Automation will be established at the NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Rawalpindi.
As per the report, these three centers along with the already functional National Center of Artificial Intelligence will engage more than 200 competent faculty members along with the several other professionals and students. The centers have been developed to carry out extensive researches in these cutting-edge fields and to help Pakistan make a notable standing in these domains.
The establishment of National Centers in the advanced technology fields is a part of the Ministry of Planning and Development’s vision of 2025. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister of Planning, Development & Reforms, has already inaugurated the National Center for Artificial Intelligence at National University of Science and Technology Islamabad.