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The Ministry of Science & Technology under its mandate mentioned in Rules of Business 1973, is arranging a conference with the principle objective i.e. “Formulating a policy and implementation framework for promotion of Venture Capital Companies for Technological Development and Growth”. This is an initiative from the highest office in the country i.e. the Prime Minister’s office.

This conference aims to build a communication platform for stakeholders, VCs, industry, policy circles and startups. All stakeholders from the public sector, foreign investors, multinational companies and scholars from abroad and from within Pakistan are encouraged and expected to participate in this inclusive policy-making exercise.










Start-up Founders


Under Auspices of


Outreach Partners


Senator Shibli Faraz ??
Senator Shibli Faraz ??Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan
Dr Akhtar Nazir
Dr Akhtar NazirSecretary for Ministry of Science and Technology
Ali Mukhtar
Ali MukhtarFounder and GP - Fatima Gobi Ventures
Teddy Himler
Teddy HimlerGlobal Partner - Investments at Antler
Faisal Aftab
Faisal AftabCo-Founder at Zayn Capital
Kash Rehman
Kash RehmanLP - Sarmayacar Ventures
Khurram Zafar
Khurram ZafarFounding Partner & Country Director - 47 Ventures
Misbah Naqvi
Misbah NaqviCo-Founder / GP at i2i Ventures


1st Half – Working Groups Commencement
1 Arrival of Guests   1000 hrs
2 Commencement of work by Working Groups NSTP Meeting Rooms 1020 hrs
3 Guided tour of NSTP NSTP Management 1220 hrs
4 Lunch & Networking (prayer break)

At Jinnah Mess

1250 hrs
2nd Half – Conference
1 Guests to be seated

Jinnah Auditorium

1350 hrs
2 Arrival of Chief Guest Senator Shibli Faraz

Federal Minister, MoST

1400 hrs
3 Cake cutting ceremony of NSTP’s 2nd Anniversary 1410 hrs
4 Welcome Address (Academia) AVM Dr. Rizwan Riaz, SI(M)

Pro-Rector RIC, NUST

1420 hrs
5 Key Note Speech by VC (Speaker to be decided) 1425 hrs
6 Presentation by Working Groups Moderated sessions followed by Q&A Sessions One nominee from each WG present action items on rostrum followed by QA session 1430 hrs
7 Key Note Speech / vote of thanks (Government / Ministry) Dr. Akhtar Nazir

Federal Secretary, MoST

1600 hrs
8 Address of Chief Guest Senator Shibli Faraz

Federal Minister, MoST

1605 hrs
9 Refreshment / Networking

Jinnah Mess

1615 hrs