### IMPROVEMENT OF STATE OF MATHEMATICS IN PAKISTAN

In this report I have tried to avoid the obvious causes for the poor state of mathematics in Pakistan and remedies to improve it. Instead, I have attempted to highlight the causes and remedies in more general terms leaving the nitty-gritty details for later discourses. 1. MATHEMATICS AND ITS NEED The uplift of our economy requires that we pay due attention to science and technology. For development in science and technology, a sound mathematical foundation is a pre-requisite. Therefore, it is imperative that we develop an adequate infrastructure for a mathematical culture in Pakistan. Mathematics in Pakistan is misunderstood. This misunderstanding does not only exist at the laymen’s level, but at the academic and professional level as well. Unfortunately mathematics is regarded as an additional subject during school and university in order to move on to careers in sciences or engineering. This thinking exists even at the government level in the minds of the polic