Vice Chairman Nazria-i-Pakistan Trust Prof Dr Rafiq Ahmad, speaking at a seminar in Lahore on Tuesday, has rightly said that without scientific education, Pakistan would not be able to become a developed country. This is a sane prescription that should be heeded by the leadership, particularly by the Education Ministry whose Minister Sardar Asseff Ahmad Ali was recently seen giving lame excuses for a drastic cut in the funds for higher education. Of course, when funds for higher education are slashed, it is also science that stands to lose. But, while our higher education must focus on the various scientific disciplines, it is imperative that these subjects are also taught right from the primary education level. With our education system, starting from schools to colleges and universities, giving special emphasis on the sciences, there is no doubt that we would be able to become a prosperous country in the shortest possible time. The present is the era of science and technology, and those countries which fail to adjust themselves to the rapidly changing scenario will be losers in every sense of the word. For instance, the pace with which South Korea and other Western countries have been able to achieve progress is because of the focus they placed on science. On the contrary, countries, which are rich in natural as well as human resources, but neglect the study of scientific disciplines, remain heavily dependent on developed countries to meet the needs of modern times. Under the circumstances, there is a dire need of a scientific revolution in Pakistan, The feats that we have achieved, like understanding the nuclear secret, have been possible because of science. And apart from defence, science promises to bring gains to every sphere of life. Presently, the state of affairs is so dismal that we have to turn to the West for help in the exploitation of our resources. The situation can radically change if we pay heed to calls for the promotion of science subjects in the country.