Mobile phones to act as CNICs in future


Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the government is planning to introduce a mobile payment system, which would end the hassle of presenting the computerised national identity cards (CNICs) while shopping.

“Your mobile phone will act as your identity card in future,” he said while speaking at a signing ceremony for technical collaboration with Alsons Group and Tatsuno Corporation.

In Pakistan, science is still not taken seriously and it takes effort to explain science-based ideas to people.

“We are telling people in the year 2019 that there is no need of telescope to sight moon,” he added.“Developed countries are lucky that they have advanced issues to take care of while here in Pakistan we have to deal with people like Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Khadim Hussain Rizvi every Friday,” he said.

Fawad also said that in this era, use of technology can determine the success of any business but in Pakistan, we have yet to understand this.

He also announced that a state-of-the-art BioScience Park will be made in Jehlum.

The minister welcomed emerging Japanese technology in the fields of oil and gas and recalled, “We only heard of Japanese technology everywhere in the country when we were growing up”. Philips is a big name and its contribution in developing and manufacturing lights in Pakistan is in the benefit of the country, he added.