Day: December 18, 2014

PTCL introduces one year discount offer for EVO customers

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article image Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced a new discounted package for EVO Wingle 20GB customers. The offer enables customers to experience EVO Wingle wireless broadband at discounted monthly charges of Rs 1250 per month for one whole year. The offer is available for new connections purchased before December 31st, 2014, as well as existing customers who have not charged their devices since July 30th, 2014. All subscribers on this package shall be automatically…Read More

PM appoints Dr Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as Chairperson PCST

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article image Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the appointment of prof. Dr Anwar-ul- Hassan Gilani as the chairperson of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). He is presently working as Director PhD Program in Health Sciences, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi. His academic leadership follows as Founding Director, Natural Products Research Unit, DBBS, Vice Chair for Research and Graduate Studies, DBBS, AKU,…Read More

Lacking occupational health and safety frameworks

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No doubt, the developed world is experiencing industrial growth, yet the occupational health and safety (OHS) has something which has equally emerged as an important sector. Production at work place or industrial unit is of course a priority, but health and safety of work force and surrounding population needs a serious consideration. It is a point of concern that health issue of the workforce as well as surrounding population of an industrial site has always been under-emphasized…Read More

Experts stress need for tapping blogs potential for progress

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The rapid creation and consumption of social media contents continues to drive the evolution of Internet and the web. Social media content now accounts for the majority of content published round the clock on the web. As the space evolves, researchers and industrial practitioners find themselves at a key point for collaborating on research, implementation and deployment of a wide range of analyses and applications. Experts expressed these views at a seminar titled &…Read More

International conference highlights ICTs role for national progress

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article image Staff Report ISB: Technological revolution is bringing a paradigm shift in today’s world and if a nation wishes to develop and grow at a fast pace, it has to opt for latest technologies that are creating headways. The third world states need to come forward to become part of the mega projects of science and technology like CERN. The government of Pakistan is committed to exploiting potential of various technologies, especially those related to Information and Communications (ICTs). …Read More

NAVTTC develops 195 curricula for tech edu, vocational training

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has prepared 21 more Curricula of Technical and Vocational Trades. These trades include Computer Aided Design (CAD)/ Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) Operator, Ceramics, Machinist, Auto Electrician, Building Electrician, Industrial Electrician, Plum-Plumber, Electrical, Electronic Assembler and Bio-Gas Technician and Supervisor. The total number of so far developed curricula has now become 195…Read More

UN-APCICT, ICCI to facilitate women entrepreneurs

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development of UN (UN-APCICT) and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) have agreed to facilitate women entrepreneurs to expand their businesses by using the latest ICT tools, which were very helpful in reaching out to regional and international markets. UN-APCICT Director Hyeun-Suk Rhee along with Pakistan Institute of ICTs for Development Chief Executive Ammar Jaffri has recently visited ICCI office in Islamabad…Read More

Pakistan to organise OIC summit on science & tech

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan is going to host the OIC summit on science and technology innovation early next year in order to promote cooperation among member countries and to work out a comprehensive strategy to help eradicate poverty. "Our aim is to forge comprehensive ties among the OIC members in order to provide skills-based training to their people," said OIC Assistant Secretary General Naeem Khan at a function in Riyadh.He also said that the summit would be the…Read More

PTCL to provide data centre services to Soneri Bank

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Telecommunication services provider in Pakistan, PTCL, has signed an agreement with Soneri Bank to provide them data centre services for better banking. PTCL’s data centre - the only 3-tier data entity in the country - is going to help improve operations of Soneri Bank that has a network of over 250 branches across the country. The telecom company Chief Digital Services Officer Kamal Ahmed appreciated the increasing collaboration of PTCL and Soneri Bank,…Read More

Experts for economic prosperity to overcome challenges

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: Speakers at a conference titled "Professional Business Conference" have said that Pakistan is facing numerous challenges which can be overcome through economic prosperity. The event was organised by Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) at a local hotel in Rawalpindi. Dr Fernando Panesso Serni, Ambassador of Columbia to Pakistan and Turkey, was the chief guest. Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, former Advisor to PM, Kaisar Bangali,…Read More