Day: July 12, 2014

Industrial sector needs conducive environment to showcase potential

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s industry particularly textile manufacturing-cum-exporting sector is in deep recession courtesy the persistent energy crisis, law and order situation and unfriendly investment opportunities, and requires immediate support from the government for resurrection. This is also a fact that the country’s textile sector has a potential to meet not only the domestic requirements but also earn a substantial foreign exchange through enhanced exports. However, the…Read More

PSF bosses accused of putting SciTech culture in danger

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STAFF REPORT ISB: At a time when the government of Pakistan is rigorously taking initiatives to promote the culture of science and technology in the country at all levels, the bosses of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) are allegedly denting this vision and mission by taking non-professional or immature decisions - making of its Media Cell virtually redundant as one of them. The Media Cell is a statutory entity of the PSF, which was proposed in 2006 and was duly sanctioned in 2009 by the…Read More

Joint Pak-China venture to launch electric car

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Tandem Type hybrid car has been planned for Pakistan. It would be the first car of its kind produced in Pakistan, which would normally, be run electrically and use the "extender" as a stand-by-for another 100-miles, if the batteries cannot be charged immediately. This would be an ideal transport to be used in cities without causing environmental pollution. According to details, a joint Pak-Chinese venture intending to launch a tandem type hybrid car has…Read More

Nuclear power plants safe from natural calamities: PAEC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chairman Dr Ansar Pervez has said that there is no threat to under-construction nuclear power plants in Karachi from tsunami or earthquake, adding that a mechanism is in place for controlling radiation in case of any accident. He expressed these views while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform, which met here recently under the chairmanship of Abdul Majeed Khan. The PAEC…Read More

FAPUASA chief, IUB VC agree to boost research

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STAFF REPORT AHMEDPUR EAST: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) President Dr Waheed Chaudhry has recently called on Islamia University Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar and greeted him on his meritorious services for transforming the university into an academic and research hub. Dr Waheed lauded Dr Mukhtar for implementing various policies towards appreciating professors having high level of accomplishments particularly implementation of…Read More

ECOSF chief participates in EUs CBRN CoE meeting

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro has participated in the second meeting of National Focal Points for EU’s CBRN- Centres of Excellence (CoE) held recently at the Joint Research Centre site in Ispra- Italy. The meeting constituted an important gathering at which representatives from different countries participating in the programme, came together to discuss and assess progress achieved in their respective regions and countries. Aim…Read More

Balochistan seeks centres help for farm sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Balochistan has sought the federal government’s support to meet 50 per cent cost of agricultural development projects in the province. Balochistan Agriculture Minister Aslam Bizenjo raised this issued during a recently held meeting of the ministry of national food security and research in Islamabad. On the occasion, he briefed Federal Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on the needs for the development of agriculture in the province,…Read More

OGDCL pays Rs 148.35m bonus for Mela, Nashpa fields

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has paid, so far, Rs 148.35 million on account of production bonus for Mela and Nashpa fields at Kohat, Karak and Mianwali districts. Out of total amount paid under the petroleum concession agreement, Kohat received Rs 48.95 million, Karak was deposited Rs 97.96 million and the company deposited Rs 1.44 million to Mianwali and these blocks covered 163.62 sq.km in Karak, 81.76sq.km at Kohat and 2.4 km at district…Read More

Ascend P7 received overwhelming response

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Craziness and excitement was on the verge when Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has recently launched its highly anticipated Ascend P7 in Pakistan. The new 4G, LTE-enabled smartphone received an overwhelming response and immense appreciation from the consumers. The Ascend P7 redefines smartphone excellence with top-notch features, ultra-fast connectivity, and easier navigation in a beautifully crafted design…Read More

Telenor Pakistan bags ROZEE.PKs top employer award

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Telenor Pakistan has yet again taken the center stage by securing the top employer award across all telecom companies in the country, as per ROZEE.PK’s recent Top Employer Rankings report. Factors including compensation and benefits, brand image, career growth, better work environment and social responsibilities helped ensure Telenor retain its legacy of being the top ranking employer in the entire telecom industry of Pakistan for the second consecutive year. …Read More