Day: December 9, 2014

Facebook Upgrades Search For Mobile

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article image Facebook is updating its search that will bring back the ability to search for posts. The company announced that the new search will make it easier to search for the thread a user has been looking for, such as an article or a recommendation for a restaurant. Users can find posts from themselves, those they follow or which have been shared with them. Initially, Facebook had planned to display results that included public posts even from people users did not follow. "Usually when you…Read More

Ufone rolls out iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Telecommunication service provider Ufone, in collaboration with Apple, has unveiled the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan. The popular smart phones will be made available to consumers under the banner of the telecom service provider from December 11 this year. Customers are now able to register online for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the company’s website, a press statement said. This is the first time that Apple has collaborated with a Pakistani…Read More

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International experts focus Pakistan for protection of ecosystems, environment

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As Pakistan is extremely becoming vulnerable to climate change and its gruesome impacts on the all sectors especially weather, economies, agriculture, wetlands, biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems, experts from international organizations at a three-day meeting have stressed for bringing urgent and serious attention to climate change mitigation as it would contribute towards life Earth and its inhabitants.t They expressed these views at the sixth…Read More

Cotton phutti price fixation to ensure more yield

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The fixation of intervention price at Rs 3,000 per 40 kg for seed cotton phutti will help save farmers from any possible loss due to price fluctuation in future. As part of measures adopted by the government to improve cotton production in Pakistan, this very step will encourage the farmers to cultivate more cotton in future as it would improve the crop production. Enumerating details of the measures, sources at the Ministry of Textile Industry have said that…Read More

PTCL, Bahria Town sign MoU to deploy ICT solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Bahira Town has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services in housing society’s Lahore project. The MoU was signed by PTCL’s chief business operations officer, Muhammad Nasrullah, and administrator of Bahira Town, Brigadier Ahid Muzaffar Shah. PTCL President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Walid Irshaid and…Read More

UBL team attends mangrove plantation, beach cleaning

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: UBL Fund Managers Limited have recently visited the WWF Pakistan’s Wetland Center, Sandspit Beach, Karachi, in order to plant mangrove trees and clean the beach. The exercise was organized in collaboration with the WWF Pakistan. This initiative by UBL Fund Managers Limited is an integral part of their CSR campaign and aims to highlight the importance of mangrove plantations, raising awareness among coastal communities and other stakeholders. On the occasion, the…Read More

Coastal areas erosion causing huge ecological loss

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A national consultation workshop on coastal erosion in Pakistan has recently been held in Karachi where major stakeholders, chiefly the government agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, and local communities working along the coast of Pakistan gave their input and participants unanimously acknowledged the intensity of the coastal erosion issue which is causing huge economic and ecological losses along the coasts of Pakistan. The Coastal Erosion…Read More

Govt urged to include disaster risk reduction in policy

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Speakers at a government officials training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change have urged the sitting government to include DRR and CC in its policy to fight with the disasters effectively. The three-day training was organized by Laar Humanitarian Development Programme (LHDP) in collaboration with Oxfam Novib and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) at a local hotel here in Karachi. District-level government officials from 12 departments form Badin…Read More

Microsoft forum enlightens financial leaders

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Microsoft in collaboration with the Institute of Bankers Pakistan has recently organized a "Big Data Forum" for finance executives in Karachi. On the occasion, Microsoft specialized speakers highlighted the new ways enterprises can use technology to convert data into insight, enhance business performance in today’s fast-evolving economic environment and create data-driven enterprises leading towards robust growth in the financial sector. This was a…Read More

TEVTA develops worlds 6th online system for skilled labour

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab has developed the world’s sixth and Pakistan’s first online Skilled Labour Market Information System (SLMIS) which will be functional from the next month. At present, UK, Korea, Malaysia, Philippine and Sri Lanka are using labour market information systems. All these systems have been studied in the development of SLMIS by Punjab TEVTA. "The SLMIS developed by TEVTA Punjab will provide…Read More