COMSTECH, the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the OIC
(Organization of Islamic Cooperation) established by the Third Islamic Summit of OIC held at Makkah,
Saudi Arabia in January 1981. The President of Pakistan is Chairman of COMSTECH.
The core mandate of COMSTECH is to strengthen cooperation among OIC Member States in science and technology
(S&T), and enhance their capabilities through training in emerging areas, undertake follow-up-actions and
implementation of the resolutions of the OIC, and to draw up programs and submit proposals designed to increase
the capability of the Muslim countries in science and technology (S&T). The ultimate aim is to build and nourish
a scientific culture in addition to using S&T as a major contributor to socio-economic development and rapid
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world. The Organization was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco on 12th Rajab 1389 Hijra (25 September 1969) as a result of criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem...
Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST)
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has been functioning since 1972. It is the national focal point and enabling arm of Government of Pakistan for planning, coordinating and directing efforts; to initiate and launch scientific and technological programs and projects as per national agenda for sound and sustainable S&TR base for the socio-economic development, to achieve the vision for a better Pakistan, in terms of the mandate contained in Schedule-II of the Federal Government Rules of Business 1973....