Day: October 22, 2012

Food security in Pakistan getting worst despite good crops

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The food security in Pakistan seems extremely chaotic as despite the fact that farmers are producing more and more, especially wheat, and the country is enjoying surplus crops, the masses are still suffering shortage and unabated price hike and the food security issue is getting a serious courtesy the nefarious elements like middlemen, smuggling mafia and official network of some relevant department.Food experts are critically examining this situation giving a warning that the…Read More

PTCL BoD evaluates shares progress with shareholders

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recently held its 17th Annual General meeting here which was chaired by Chairman, PTCL Board of Directors, Amir Tariq Zaman and attended by a large number of PTCL shareholders. The meeting apprised the shareholders of the company’s ongoing efforts and achievements attainted during the past financial year."Despite the economic challenges facing the country, PTCL has remained strong in emerging segments of broadband both in wire-line as well as wireless and other…Read More

Pakistan mathematician wins ISESCO S and T award

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) has decided to award the ISESCO Prize in Science and Technology 2012’ to Pakistani academician, Prof Dr Tasawar Hayat.He received this award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics. His name has also been included in the list of "ISESCO Science and Technology Laureates". The ISESCO prize consists of $5,000 and a certificate with major contributions of the prize…Read More

Govt decides to introduce labelling GM foods

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has decided to introduce labelling of genetically modified (GM) food in the country in order to protect consumers from malpractices of producers and suppliers of bio-technology products.Through this initiative the farmers would be given a choice whether to consume GM or non-GM food, an official of the agriculture ministry told this scribe.It is to be mentioned here that the international rules for labelling of GM food vary considerably. Some countries are in the…Read More

PTCL unveils Wi-Fi-enabled 3G EVO Wingle

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has introduces Pakistan’s first Wi-Fi enabled USB 3G EVO Wingle’ that connects multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously at hyper speeds of up to 9.3 Mbps.According to details, this product is a perfect work and travel companion providing a powerful Wi-Fi experience on the go, connecting 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices to PTCL’s revolutionary 3G EVO Wireless Broadband. The tremendous ease and comfort of 3G EVO Wingle with its state of the art Wi-Fi capability and fast…Read More

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Pak mango exports down by 35,000 tons down

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani export of mango is on the decline as it witnessed reduction of 35,000 tons of mango this year against the target."The country has exported at least 0.115 million tons of mango this year as compared to the target of 0.15 million tons and earned $39 million foreign exchange," revealed Waheed Ahmed, the newly elected Chairman Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA), while talking to the media here.Mango exporters have…Read More

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Mobile phone, smart card banking downs in Pak

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The mobile phone and smart card banking accounts have surged to nearly 1.45 million in Pakistan, which indicates that the country’s financial sector is now going through a dynamic transition led by the latest technology solutions."The existing active players - the Tameer Microfinance Bank (Easypaisa) and UBL (Omni), have so far registered over 1,447,381 mobile wallet accounts (mWallet accounts) of un-banked and under-banked population of the country," said State…Read More

KPK govt forms first ever biotech advisory body

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article image STAFF REPORT PSR: The biotechnology industry is gaining growth worldwide with significant research and development. The governments of many countries have started investing in the field of Biotechnology including its areas like Health care, Agriculture, Food Processing/Industrial Processes and Biological System research.In this regard, the Directorate of Science and Technology Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has initiated efforts to promote research and development of Biotechnology in the…Read More

Farm dept seizes fake pesticides bags

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Agriculture Department, Punjab, has confiscated 15,548 kilograms of fake pesticides worth over Rs 109 million and saving growers from huge financial loss during the ongoing campaign of the Pest Warning and Quality Control Wing."The department had taken 5,727 samples of different pesticides during the ongoing campaign and sent to laboratory for analysis and taking action against the adulterated or fake pesticides, the department arrested 70 persons," a senior…Read More

Mobilink, Navy start flood relief op in Balochistan

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Mobilink, in continuation of its efforts to reach out to the flood affected areas across the country, has partnered with the Pakistan Navy to provide relief to flood victims in Balochistan. This effort follows Mobilink’s initial phase of flood relief activation that reached thousands of victims in Southern Punjab, says a press release issued here.The Company’s initial flood relief activity, organized in September last, had focused on victims in the vicinity of Rojhan Jamali…Read More