Institute of Business Administration #IBA, Dr Syed Mir Muhammad Shah, paid his maiden visit to
National Science & Technology Park
#NSTP at NUST on January 5, 2021. Founded upon the Quadruple Helix Model, NSTP is Pakistan’s pioneering university-hosted park, which was inaugurated by H.E. Prime Minister Imran Khan in December 2019. Not only has the park made significant headway as Pakistan’s largest innovation ecosystem, it has also blazed a trail for the establishment of more science parks across the country.
The VC’s visit was also aimed at garnering intellectual informational support from NSTP for instituting Sukkur IBA’s own STP – Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui Technology #NASTech
Park – on a similar pattern. During his visit, the VC interacted with entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators working in various companies housed in the park after having been fully briefed on innovation management at NSTP. He was all-praise for NUST’s visionary leadership for spearheading several initiatives like NSTP, which, he said, have been bringing far-reaching dividends to the economy. He also counted upon NUST’s zealous efforts to win Hi-Tech Special Economic Zone #SEZ
status for NSTP in a brief time after the park’s establishment.
After his visit to NSTP, Dr Shah had a one-on-one meeting with Engr Javed Mahmood Bukhari, Rector NUST, to discuss matters of mutual interest. The Rector acknowledged the contributions of Sukkur IBA to the advancement of quality higher education and bringing about discernible social impact. The Rector made special mention that naming the institute’s STP after its founding VC Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui is a glowing tribute to the legendary educationist, adding that the venture is a continuation of his legacy that will fetch incalculable economic gains to the institute and the country at large. He also assured the visiting dignitary of NUST and NSTP’s full coopera