STAFF REPORT MIRPUR: In order to meet the increased demand of energy, the AJK government has kicked off an integrated plan to make AJK self-supported and self-sufficient in power production. The phased-plan involves the utilization of huge available potential of hydel power generation with the coordination of the private power sector for not only to meet local need of 400 MW but also to assist Pakistan for meeting the required energy needs of the country an official told the media.…Read More
STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Cotton scientists from across Pakistan have recently assembled in Multan for a three-day marathon meeting to discuss results from the research projects carried out last year and finalize a cotton research strategy for year 2014-15. Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah, who is also vice-president of PCCC, chaired the opening session of the meeting at CCRI Multan and said that national research bodies and the private sector should work together to increase cotton production and develop technologies to counter cotton-related problems.…Read More
STAFF REPORT ISB: A series of meetings regarding the restructuring and reorientation of various organizations are going on in the Ministry of Science and Technology, in the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid. In this connection, a detailed presentation has recently been given by Pir Baksh Jamali, Director General SQCA, a subsidiary organization of the Ministry of S&T. The minister said on the occasion that after the 18th amendments the PSQCA has to reduce its domain only to export and import purposes and to formulate various standards.…Read More
STAFF REPORT RWP: The Special Communication Organisation (SCO) is planning to lay telecommunication infrastructure in Neelum Valley of AJK to link it with the rest of the country. SCO officials said this while talking to a delegation of PML-N AJK, led by its Secretary-General Shah Ghulam Qadir who have recently called on them at the SCO headquarters in Rawalpindi. The SCO officials said that they have already provided telephone facilities to the people in Shadra, Kel and Athmuqam and very soon it would be extended to Taubutt in Neelum Valley.…Read More
STAFF REPORT FSD: Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Prof. (Dr) Iqrar Ahmad Khan, has said that as many as 6.8 million hectares of land in the country is under the grip of salinity, raising the threat of food insecurity. However, the land could be cultivated by sowing climate and saline resistant crops to increase the production and to alleviate poverty, he added. He was speaking at a seminar held on Kinnow under the aegis of JK Agricultural Farms.…Read More
STAFF REPORT ISB: The convener of the National Assembly Sub-Committee on Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education has asked the top education regulatory body to go beyond its mandated role and help find solutions to issues facing Pakistan. Taking note of this, while seemingly for
STAFF REPORT KHI: The government, private sector and all stakeholders need to join hands and work collectively to address the challenges confronted by the horticulture sector of Pakistan.
KCCI President Abdullah Zaki has expressed while speaking at a EU-funded Public Private Dialogue (
STAFF REPORT FSD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has set up the first-ever expo centre in Faisalabad in order to facilitate the researchers and industries to showcase their products.
The Centre is established with the funding from Endowment Fund Secretariat (EFS) on the patte
STAFF REPORT KHI: The construction infrastructure is at risk in Karachi due to use of poor quality rebars in construction which is potentially dangerous especially in case of eventuality like earthquake.
NED University of Engineering and Technology has recently hosted a workshop on Sus
STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistanis cannot put out the great services of the legendary scientist Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui from their minds as he established state-of-the-art labs and institutes, like Hussain Ebrahim Jamal (HEJ) Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, in the country t
STAFF REPORT ISB: With the help of hydel projects we can add over 15000 MW of hydropower in the next five years, 30,000 MW in 10 years and 50,000 MW in 15 years and we as a nation should concentrate on rigorous planning.
Experts expressed these views at a seminar on “Sustainable Energy
STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) is in the process of executing a project to produce solar photovoltaic panels up to 80 KW per annum.
According to details, the panels produced will be installed in remote villages and help meet the growing powe
STAFF REPORT LHR: Terming smuggling or under-invoiced imports from Iran a threat to the organised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector and public health in Pakistan, the LPG Marketing Association has said the supply chain operates on fixed margins after procurement from producers.
Gone are the days when strength of a nation was gauged with the number of weapons and size of army. The modern times development and economic stability is, of course, the offshoot of technology. The technology incubators, a variant of more traditional business incubation schemes, is the phenomena of present times as they assist technology-oriented entrepreneurs in the start-up and early development stage of their firms by providing workspace, share facilities and a range of business support services. Technology incubators represent today an increasing share of existing business incubation programmes. For instance, in US they are estimated to be one/third of the overall incubators and an increasing number of universities and technology parks have set up incubation schemes to promote technology-based entrepreneurship. Pakistan, which is still taking half-backed initiatives to enter the developed era, needs to revisit the approach towards technology as the relevant authorities are yet to fully realize the significance of this mechanism.…Read More
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Diabetes is one of the leading epidemic global public health diseases. An estimated 366 million people get affected across the world at present. It results by accumulation of glucose in blood. In diabetes condition, human body loses the ability to produce enough insulin that fulfills the body requirement (type 1) or body cells fail to respond to the insulin (type 2). Current standard care for type 1 diabetic patients and type 2 diabetic patients needs regular blood glucose levels monitoring and subsequent injections of insulin to attain normal glycemia level. Hypoglycemia results in risks of unconsciousness, seizures, brain damage, or ultimate death occurs. Hyperglycemia causes many serious complications such as kidney failure, limb amputation and blindness. Accurate monitoring the daily fluctuation of glycemia by self-administration (open loop insulin delivery) is painful and poor glucose level.
Awais Riaz and Shakeel Ahmad…Read More
ہر سال ۲۲ اپریل کو دنیا کے زیادہ تر ممالک میں ’’ارتھ ڈے‘‘ یعنی ’’یومِ ارض‘‘ منایا جاتا ہے۔ یہ دن زمین کے ماحول سے متعلق علم دینے اور اسے بچانے کے ممکنہ اقدامات سے متعلق آگاہی فراہم کرنے کیلئے اقوام متحدہ نے مقرر کیا ہے، جس کی تجویز سال ۱۹۵۹ء میں امن کے کارکن جون میک کونیل نے دی تھی۔
اگر کوئی آپ سے کہے کہ اگر آپ اس سیارے زمین سے محبت کرتے ہیں اور چاہتے ہیں کہ کل آپکے بچے اس پر محفوظ اور قدرتی وسائل سے مالامال زندگی گذاریں، تو آپ گاڑی استعمال کرنے کے بجائے پیدل چلنے کو ترجیح دیں، اپنے گھر کے کیڑے مکوڑے اور مچھر مارنے کیلئے مختلف اسپرے یا کیمیکلز کا بے دریغ استعمال نہ کریں۔ اپنے آپکو ہر وقت اسپرے والے پرفیوم سے مہکائے نہ رکھیں، دودھ دہی لینے جانا ہو تو اپنے ساتھ برتن لیکر جائیں، چیزیں خریدتے وقت بے تحاشہ پلاسٹک کے شاپنگ بیگز استعمال نہ کریں، اپنے ساتھ کپڑے کا تھیلہ یا باسکٹ رکھیں اور اگر یہ کرنے میں کوئی حجاب مانع ہے تو شاپنگ بیگ کم سے کم استعمال کریں۔ یہ پڑھ کر کچھ لوگ سوچیں گے کہ آخر یہ کیا مصیبت ہے۔ ہر وقت نصیحت، یہ نہ کرو وہ نہ کرو۔ چلیں، پہلے آگے پڑھ لیں اور پھر سے سوچیں۔