Day: May 28, 2014

Cell companies finally take the saddle to offer 3G, 4G tech to subscribers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is set to experience the high speed broadband that would help in expediting socio-economic progress of the country as the successful mobile companies have been awarded 3G, 4G spectrum licences. The licenses have been awarded to four mobile companies including Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong at a recently held special ceremony in Islamabad. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was the chief guest on the occasion, claimed that Rs260 billion will be collected in…Read More

Phone SIMs issuance only after biometric verification

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Under a recently signed agreement signed, mobile phone SIMs would be activated only after biometric verification of customers. The agreement aimed at stopping the use of SIMs in terrorist activities was signed by telecom operators and the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra). "The new procedure for issuance of SIMs would come into force by the end of July," said an official of the ministry. Under the agreement, the telecom companies will…Read More

Pakistan capable to grab growing halal food market

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Participants of the 3rd International Halal Conference and Expo have observed that Pakistan’s share is almost zero in the $3 trillion estimated global value of halal market, which is fast growing further with more consumer awareness not only in food sector but also in non-food products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, healthcare, toiletries and interest-free banking. They said that global halal meat market volume has reached up to $300 billion and Pakistan…Read More

Pak agri expo concludes in UAF

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STAFF REPORT FSD: A three-day Pakistan Agricultural Exhibition has been inaugurated at the Punjab’s second largest Expo Centre set up at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). On the occasion, UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that the exhibition has been jointly organised by the China-Pak Marketing Company and the UAF. He said that the exhibition centre had recently been set up with the funding from the Endowment Fund Secretariat through the US Department of…Read More

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China to set up largest power transmission system in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: China has agreed to set up three heavy electricity transmission lines in Pakistan, in the first-of-its-kind project that will help Pakistan check the spiraling energy crisis by efficiently transporting power from generation sites to end users through a reliable and effective transmission system. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in Islamabad between National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) and the China Electric Power Equipment and…Read More

HEC allocates Rs2.5b to varsities for research

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STAFF REPORT ISB: State Minister for Education, Baligh-ur-Rehman has informed the Senate that the total funds allocated by the Higher Education Commission to Public Sector universities for research purpose during last five years were Rs 2.50 billion. He said that the Higher Education Commission should be a federal subject to promote quality education at higher levels. Responding to a question during the question hour, Baligh-ur-Rehman said that only the Sindh Assembly had passed an Act on…Read More

Pakistan becomes 1st state to deploy Chinas BeiDou GPS network

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan has become the first foreign country to use China based GPS system made by BeiDou and the company (Compass) has also set up a network in Pakistan. "The first stage of Pakistan’s geographic positioning network has been completed with the network covering Karachi," said Chief Scientist of UniStrong Shen Jun while speaking at the annual China Satellite navigation Conference in Nanjing. BeiDou, a navigation satellite system company, is co-…Read More

KP govt plans to allocate 70pc new schools for girls

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STAFF REPORT PESH: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will allocate 70 per cent of the new educational institutions to be opened in the province to girls in order to improve female education. "The provincial government wants to provide modern education to girls and create job opportunities for them to address their economic necessities because without education modern society could not be formed," said KPK assembly speaker Asad Qaisar while speaking as chief guest at the first home…Read More

Zong plans service centre at Wagah boder

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Zong who has become Pakistan’s first and only Super 3G and 4G LTE telecom network and is a part of China Mobile Pakistan, will be setting up a mini customer service center (CSC) at PTDC motel, Wagah border, Lahore. The centre will be set up to provide Indian visitors the network connection of Zong on their arrival into Pakistan. "At Zong, we have always strived to provide the best service to our customers. To showcase this technical prowess and to provide a…Read More

3D System, LUV join h and s to teach 3D printing

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems has joined forces with the Level Up Village (LUV) to provide schoolchildren with digital literacy and 3D printing skills. The scheme targets pupils aged between eight and 12 with a focus on the STEM subjects. It consists of after-school classes that empower youngsters to be international movers and shakers. The LUV offers a range of in-class and extra-curricular classes that help children relate to both global and local…Read More

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