We are at the midst of what could be called a "knowledge revolution" that is being spear headed by rapid advancements in the science base across a wide range of areas from information and communication to nanotechnology. The rapid development and spread of knowledge facilitated by technical progress is creating a more competitive and interdependent world. The knowledge revolution provides greater potential for countries to strengthen their economic and social development by providing more efficient ways of producing goods and services and delivering them more effectively and at lower costs to a greater number of people.
The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can rightly take pride as it is the first province to have created Department of Science & Technology and Information Technology in 2003, Whereas the Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST) was established in 2006 with a vision of "Building a knowledge Based economy by using Science & Technology as an engine of socio-economic development".
Since its creation, the DoST is actively engaged in promotion of Science and Technology in accordance with the vision of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2012. The development strategy of DoST is based on creation, cultivation, transfer & diffusion of knowledge and results of scientific discoveries to industry and business in order to generate sustainable growth and productivity.
In context to the assigned mandate, DoST has undertaken various initiatives and has achieved substantial achievements and is ready to assist the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in promotion & development of Science & Technology in every sphere of life and its vision, mission, rules of business and development strategy depicts this resolve.