President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the country's scientists to excel in the fields of science and technology to compete with the world.
Addressing the 17th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology in Islamabad today, he said science and technology are evolving on daily basis and we have to keep upgrading ourselves.
Terming new technology as a dual-edged sword, he said science opens up opportunities but it requires a responsible use of it as well.
He said Pakistan, having a belligerent country on its eastern border, had to have its nuclear deterrence.
He said Pakistan can make great progress in the field of sciences as the knowledge available to us is vast and comprehensive.
The President called for collective action from the world to reduce the effects of global warming.
Talking about cybercrime, he said this is a matter of deep concern for everyone as the issue is universal and threatens everyone.