Day: July 23, 2012

Huawei storms into Pakistans smartphone market with big bang

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan has witnessed China’s number one smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, entering the local market with a big bang when the company launched a series of five new handsets carrying a package of most attractive features and services."Business and trade links between Pakistan and China have been growing enormously in the past few decades. With rock-solid friendship between the two countries, Huawei is extremely proud to be working in Pakistan, a market which is booming…Read More

Long-term training on animals health stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, has said that the short-term private sector insemination training workshops are playing havoc with the livestock as well as small farmers."The private sector’s one-month training workshops are insufficient to impart quality practical training, thus leading to complication for animals. Indirectly, the small farmers are also facing the brunt of complication to animal health," Dr…Read More

Nokia showcases latest better, smarter offerings

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Nokia has recently held the Nokia App Summit 2012 in Karachi  in order to showcase its latest better, faster and smarter offerings along with a line-up of relevant app content developed by Pakistani developers that adds up to a mobility experience par excellence.According to details, the event featured a unique blend of stalwarts from the local mobile and app developers, corporate sector and social development sector of the country.At the event, organized in collaboration with…Read More

Delaying tactics incur billions of rupees loss to national kitty

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The country’s export may hit another stumbling block due to government’s failure to set up much-needed Halal Board for Halal Food Accreditation which will go a long way to bolster country’s export and local sale.An official who wished not to be named told this scribe that Halal Board will provide policy guidelines to the Pakistan National Accreditation Counsel (PNAC) and Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA).The Ministry of Science and Technology had…Read More

Broadb and users cross 2mln mark

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The number of broadband subscribers have reached two million mark mainly due to the increasing popularity of DSL, EvDo and Wimax connections in the network available cities, reveals the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).It said that the DSL connections have surged to 849,228 followed by Wimax and EvDo with 575,572 and 537,908 connections by the month of April.The internet subscribers using FTTH technology has been increasing to reach 8,052 whereas HFC internet users…Read More

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Pak student secures medal at world math contest

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A Pakistani student, Syed WaqarAli Shah, has won a silver medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad recently held in Argentinean town, Mar del Plata.Waqar Ali Shah, an A-level student of the Pak-Turk International School, Karachi, who competed with about 550 students from 96 countries of the world.Pakistan had sent a batch of five students to participate in the international Olympiad held every year. They were selected from thousands of students who had participated in…Read More

PAS, CAS join h and s for scientific cooperation

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Sciences (PAS-CAS) have joined hand to enhance scientific cooperation and exchange of scientists, young scholars and technicians between the two countries.Addressing the press conference, President PAS Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman and President CAS Prof. Chunli Bai have signed an MoU in this regard.In his remarks, Dr. Atta said that CAS is the most powerful scientific institution in China with over 100 world-class research institutes…Read More

Dow honours PakOasis for fresh water project

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Dow Water and Process Solutions, a division of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has recognized PakOasis for one year of operational excellence at its Nawabshah Ultrafiltration (UF) water treatment facility. The largest of its kind in Pakistan, the facility uses DOW ultrafiltration technology to provide 14 million imperial gallons of fresh, safe drinking water every day, delivering a total of 20 billion liters of water over the past year."Over 800 million people lack…Read More

Pak-China natural history museums ink coop deal

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation, and Beijing Museum of Natural History (BMNH) have signed an MoU for cooperation in the areas of natural history.According to a press release, the MoU has been signed in Beijing during the recent visit of PMNH DG Dr. S. Azhar Hasan and Senior Operational Manager Muhammad Akhtar Javed’s to the Beijing Museum of Natural History.Purpose of their visit to China was to find out the areas of…Read More

NAYS-Pakistan chief holds meetings with world S and T icons

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: NAYS-Pakistan President Aftab Ahmad has recently visited Italy and held a series of meetings with senior officials of Dr. Lucilla Spini--Coordinator IAP and IAMP (InterAcademy Medical Panel) at ICTP campus in Trieste; and Dr. Peter McGrath (Program Officer TWAS) at ICTP Campus; Professor K. Tahir Shah (Chairman Board of Directors of The Emerging Nations Science Foundation).During his meetings, he briefed them about the introduced about his organization and various projects…Read More

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