Day: January 6, 2013

WiMAX industry needs out-of-the-box solutions to scale high

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The key to future development and growth of WiMAX lies in industrial-based solutions in Pakistan. Since the WiMAX is confronting with numerous bottlenecks towards securing a high growth in the country, the WiMAX operators need to re-evaluate their business strategies in order to regain the market share and meet future needs.The technology, after witnessing a surge during its early days, is now suffering from stagnant growth in the country, as the unhealthy macroeconomic…Read More

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Policy research vital to meet energy needs

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Prof. Dr Khalid Rafique, a specialist in policy research, has said that lack of proper policy on research and management is the main cause of the energy crisis in Pakistan.He said this while addressing a seminar titled "Power Energy Crisis in Pakistan" recently organised by the IEEE chapter of the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST)."The power industry structure has major inefficiencies in the transmission and distribution sectors and…Read More

PEC recommends NPDES to raltionalise water usages

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Engineering Congress (PEC) has recommended the government to set up National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in order to solve the issue of contamination of drinking water as presently only 25.61 per cent of the total population in the country has access to safe drinking water due to shortage or contamination of water resources.It also suggested the introduction of 100 per cent metering to ensure water supply to urban areas, to boost the revenues and…Read More

Modal village planned to honour Arfa

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to pay homage to Arfa Kareem, the Punjab government has asked her ancestral village, Chak no. 4 Ramdewali, to be developed into a model village. Arfa Kareem was such an unforgettable IT genius. Her achievements in the field of information technology at such a young age shed a positive light on Pakistan and its potential. She deserves to be honoured by the entire nation forever, said a government spokesman.The model village at Arfa’s ancestral land will cost Rs 140…Read More

Sik and ar Naqi joins Zong

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Sikandar Naqi, the Senior Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, PTCL, has recently joined Zong, sources disclosed to this scribe.They also revealed Sikndar Naqi has not been yet given any portfolio at the new company as at present he would serving in Zong as Advisor to CEO. According to the sources, more changes on senior cadres would take place in near future.Sikandar Naqi, who had previously worked with CMPak, is said to be the man behind the unveiling of CMPak…Read More

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Pak scientists present papers on nanotech at SL moot

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: First International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine has recently been held at Khatmandu, Nepal, by the Nepalese Association of Medical Microbiology (NAMM) in collaboration with Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) in order to promote interdisciplinary scientific study better comprehension between major human diseases and their treatment regime by applying today’s cutting edge technology of nanotechnology.This conference was exclusively planned to strengthen the…Read More

Summit Bank, Ufone join h and s for BB

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Ufone has introduced the Foran Foreign Transfer’ service in collaboration with the Summit Bank that is a one of its kind branchless banking initiative in Pakistan.According to details, now with the Foran Foreign Transfer’ customer’s friends and family members can send money from anywhere in the world using Western Union, Xpress Money and Summit Bank’s own product Amanat Cash’ and he/she can collect it in Pak currency from any of the numerous authorized outlets,…Read More

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Hydro power plant set up on Kaplan Turbine

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article image STAFF REPORT PSR: The Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched a project under its developmental scheme titled Establishment of Design Facilitation and Training center (DFandTC) which is the first micro-hydro plant of its type in Pakistan.According to details, it has been installed on an irrigation canal in district Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, having the generation capacity of 29.7 KVA.The main feature of this hydro plant is its capacity of providing…Read More

Stamp released on 1st 50MW wind PP

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Post has released a commemorative postage stamp of Rs. 15 denomination on the occasion of achievement of commercial operations by the first ever wind power project in Pakistan.The 50 MW wind power project has been developed at Jhimpir, District Thatta, Sindh by the FFC Energy Limited with the facilitation of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB). President Asif Ali Zardari inaugurated the project on 24th December 2012 at Jhimpir.The completion of the first…Read More

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Water quality lab opens in Islamabad

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article image STAFF REPORT QTA: The Water Quality Laboratory of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has been inaugurated in the city.Different cities especially Lahore, Bahawalpur, Tandojam, Quetta, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Multan so far have 21 water quality testing laboratories, which state-of-the-art equipment and are functional."As many as six research and demonstration farms have also been established to conduct research on various aspects of water…Read More