Day: September 2, 2012

HEC decides to establish Pak Technology Council

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: While taking an initiative towards regulating as well as promoting technological education in the country, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has at last decided to establish Pakistan Technology Council (PTC)."Pakistan needs to have more technological access and the country's universities need to develop their respective curriculum as per requirements of international standards to promote technical education," a senior official of the HEC disclosed to his scribe on…Read More

PTCL VSS scheme to stay: SEVP Mazhar Hussain

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: While mentioned that PTCL is not revising its recently launched VSS scheme, SEVP HR PTCL Syed Mazhar Hussain has emphasised that the offered scheme is beneficial for the employees and has been designed in a way so that employees get the maximum benefit."The primary objective of this scheme is to provide a unique opportunity to the employees to secure a better future for them and their families. This offer is truly voluntary in nature and nobody is being forced to opt for…Read More

Pak students research wins US award

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article image STAFF REPORT KHAIRPUR: A hot sweet cup of tea will solve most problems. But it appears that more and more research is proving that tea can help clean water for human consumption.Shadab Rasool Abro, a student of matriculation and a resident of Khairpur, has been given an award as well as a scholarship worth 250,000 dollars by the US State University of New York for presenting his research in the field of Bio Chemical."I have conducted a modern research in the field of Bio Chemical and also…Read More

Govt may miss wheat target this year

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has missed the wheat sowing target by up to 2.5 per cent in the current Rabi crop season for the year 2012, sources revealed quoting the available statistics.It is to be mentioned here that last year, the government had achieved 8.9 million hectares wheat sowing target for the year 2011 and the same was considered for the current year 2012. The initial estimates revealed that the wheat sowing target has been missed by 2.5 to 3 per cent, which might affect wheat…Read More

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Cell services blockage on Eid incurs Rs 2.6b loss to cellcos

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The cellular service operators faced approximately Rs 2.6 billion financial loss mainly due to the blockage of phone-related services to their customers during Eid days.It is to be mentioned here that all the five mobile phone companies, on the government’s directives, had blocked their phone-related services on Chand Raat and Eid day had blocked particularly in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Quetta.As the population of Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Multan is around 32 million,…Read More

NBPs entire network goes online across Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The National bank of Pakistan has converted its entire network of 1283 branches online in a short period of 15 months.Currently, the NBP enjoys the widest branch network in the country and its services are available across the country even in most difficult to reach areas. People living in such remote areas will benefit the most from this development, said an official of the Bank.With the initiative, the NBP customers holding an account at any online branch can deposit and…Read More

Pak varsities ranked high with research publications

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Tremendous increase in research publications as QAU remains at top with 717 publications followed by UoA with 524 publications and AKU with 521 publications."The number of publications by Pakistan’s higher education institutions has increased from about 800 in the year 2002 to more than 6,000 in the year 2011. In 2010, this number was 5,000," reveals HEC’s Assessment and Research Ranking Report.It said that these publicae1tions were extracted using three global…Read More

Provincial govt start receiving farm IT tax collection

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The provincial governments have started implementing the harmonisation of agriculture income tax policy in the provinces’ under which the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has collected information on agriculture income from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and served tax demand notices on those who have declared agriculture income in their tax returns.According to sources, all the finance secretaries have started taking steps for collecting agricultural income tax at local…Read More

Dell to equip 26 e-labs in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Dell will collaborate with the government of Punjab by providing IT hardware and solutions to equip as many as 26 e-libraries and digital labs in tertiary institutions earmarked across the province.The first three e-libraries have recently been launched in Lahore, officiated by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Shareef. Dell was represented by Ng Tian Beng, Vice President and Managing Director for Dell South Asia and Korea; Harjeet Rekhi Singh, Dell’s…Read More

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Fishermen for better return on catch

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Criticising the government for not setting a minimum sale price in the country’s largest fisheries market The government, fishermen have asked the authorities to set a threshold price for seafood catch, primarily for the export-oriented sector, so that they could survive huge losses."Jaira shrimp is priced at Rs 750 per kg at the beginning of the new fishing season, which is unexpectedly lower for the financially weak fishermen," President of the Native Islanders…Read More