Day: February 11, 2014

Effective community engagement possible only through creating awareness

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Believing in the potential of developing the community strength towards various civic management skills in a modern society, experts at a workshop called for spending significant resources on developing community dynamics and said that the scope of participation by locals and student community should get widened to improve social fabrics. The workshop was organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Karachi by taking into consideration…Read More

Malala nominated for World Childrens Prize

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article image MONITORING REPORT IBD: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the World Children’s Prize recently for her crusade for education rights for girls. "She is a child herself and she stands up for girls’ rights to education in Pakistan, but also in the world as a whole," said Liv Kjellberg, a member of the international prize jury. Malala was nominated last year for the Nobel Peace Prize and won the European Union’s Sakharov human rights prize and…Read More

10 initiatives set out to tackle climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Climate Change Division (CCD) has set out 10 project initiatives to move forward on delivering the National Climate Change Policy. A report titled "Work Programme for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pakistan: Priority Actions" has recently been launched at the Planning Commission to implement the projects in partnership with LEAD Pakistan. The CDKN is funding the initiatives to help the government cope with climate change issues, thus…Read More

Canada ready to help develop farm sector

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas, during his recent three-day visit to Karachi, held extensive discussion with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and experts to mull over ways to improve Pakistan’s agriculture. During his separate meetings with the CM, Greg expressed his country’s desire to share expertise in economic development with special emphasis on providing technical know-how to Pakistan’s agriculture sector. He said that Canadian…Read More

Hybrid cars promotion stressed through low prices

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) has asked the government to take action against auto dealers mafia for their illegal activities, causing damage to the local auto industry by illegally importing used cars and hoodwinking innocent customers by selling them old vehicles at exorbitant rates, says a statement issued here by the association. "Despite government’s budgetary measures to bring down the prices of used…Read More

Scientists stress innovative research for food security

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) urged scientists to disseminate new innovations among farming community for the promotion of agriculture and to enhance food production for food security in the country. "Funds will be provided for the betterment of agriculture sector. The government is focusing on agricultural growth. Technology and new initiatives should reach the farmers’ doorsteps," said NA Committee on National Food Security and Research…Read More

IST plans to establish satellite development centre

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The government is planning to build satellite development centre infrastructure at Institute of Space Technology (IST) having facilities to develop, test and qualify satellites up to 100 kg. The centre will work on the development of the satellite bus as well as payload designs. It will be a hub for all national universities to participate in satellite and payloads design and development, said an official. He also said that the research park will also be built at the…Read More

France willing to continue joint research initiatives

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STAFF REPORT IBD: In a bid to enhance scientific co-operation between Pakistan and France and to encourage future joint research that will contribute to promote the rich and diverse heritage of the country, an international seminar "French Contribution to Pakistan Studies" has recently been arranged in Islamabad. More than 15 French scholars, besides Pakistanis scholars participated and presented their research papers at the seminar, organized by the French Embassy in Pakistan,…Read More

Seminar stresses need for conserving wetl and s

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Government College University’s Environment Protection Society in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund Pakistan and Pakistan Green Enviro-Engineering has organised a one-day seminar to observe the World Wetlands Day. GCU VC Dr Khaleequr urged the students to take part in the social activities to save the environment. "Being citizens, we have forgotten our responsibilities and to make Pakistan a developed country, we must follow the disciplines of a society…Read More

UNESCO Chair set up at CIIT campus

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STAFF REPORT IBD: UNESCO and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) have inked an agreement to establish the UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Systems for Integrated Water Resources Management’ at the Institute’s Wah Campus. The ceremony was witnessed by Secretary SandT Kamran Ali Qureshi; Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, Resident Director UNESCO, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata. In his remarks, Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, highlighted the role…Read More

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