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Islamic countries should spend one percent of GDP on Science and Technology, Experts

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KARACHI: Experts associated with the World Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) have urged the new Islamic countries to spend at least one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on science and technology research, as the goal of prosperity and self-reliance is based on science. It can only be obtained through research. On the last day (March 7-8) of the twenty-fourth two-day scientific conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) held at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, experts OIC member countries discussed and emphasized that they should invest at least one percent of their GDP in research, science, technology and innovation for social and economic development. (Pro IQRA News Updates