Day: March 30, 2015

Pakistan urges rich nations to deliver on ‘Green Climate Fund’

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Staff Report ISD: In a conference on Climate Change in Safranbolu, Turkey, Arif Ahmed Khan, Federal Secretary of Ministry of Climate Change remarked that steps in context of their efforts must be instigated for eradication of poverty and promotion of sustainable development. He urged global community to play their role and ensure new global climate agreement and its implementation from 2020. The agreement is imperative and offers pragmatic solutions to eradicate poverty and sustainable…Read More

PSF, UoP, IRP set to hold invention to innovation summits

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), University of the Punjab and Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) are set to sign an agreement for organizing Annual Invention to Innovation Summits aimed at establishing strong university-industry linkages in Pakistan. It was decided at a meeting among Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Ashraf, Director ORIC, University of the Punjab, Dr. Aamir Ejaz, and Chief Executive Officer, IRP, Abid Sherwani in the PSF premises. On the occasion, Prof.…Read More

PSF, France embassy explore vistas for S&T cooperation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Embassy of France in Pakistan have explored avenues of cooperation in joint research projects to in order to strengthen science and technology base in Pakistan. Alban Schwerer, Scientific and Higher Education Attache, Embassy of France, called on PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf in Islamabad. Dr. Mirza Habib Ali, PSF Focal Person for International Linkages, also attended the meeting which was held to identify priorities…Read More

Serious joint efforts a must to resolve national water issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Water shortage as one of the major challenges like energy shortfall, law and order situation, has hit Pakistan badly and this issue would further explode the situation in coming years if result-oriented and effective policies are not devised on an immediate basis. Our agriculture sector, which significantly contributes towards national economy, is on the decline due to constant scarcity of water in rivers and dams. On the other hand, major portion of national…Read More

Effective planning needed to resolve water issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: To mark the World Water Day (WWD), the Planning Commission together with multi-stakeholders has organized a conference to sensitize stakeholders on water issues and related challenges. The conference is organized in collaboration with World Youth Parliament of Water (WYPW), UNESCO, PCRWR, Pakistan Water Partnership, ICIMOD, Economic ECO Science Foundation, ADB and UNICEF. Sardar Tariq, Chief Executive of PWP, said that water is crucially important for the socio-…Read More

PSF chief Dr. Ashraf to join BAA as ambassador

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), will join the British Alumni Association as Ambassador. In a meeting between Prof. Dr. Ashraf and Sarah Parvez, Manager Higher Education and Skills, British Council, at Pakistan Science Foundation the other day joint projects and increase in number of Pakistani students participating in London International Young Scientists Forum (LIYSF) held annually in UK were discussed. PSF and British Council…Read More

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Speakers call for more funds for education promotion

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Mujahid Kamran has said the world is a battlefield and if we want to survive with respect, we will have to create new knowledge. He said this while addressing the 10th biennial conference on microbes for future endeavours’, organised by the university’s Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, in collaboration with the Pakistan Society for Microbiology, IBA and the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation. He said…Read More

Over 300,000 olive saplings planted on 1260 acres

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Over 80 percent work on the Olive Cultivation Project has been completed so far in the selected areas during past two and a half years, PARC Member Coordination and Monitoring and National Project Director Olive, Dr. Munir said. "Plantation of 310,000 olive plants at an area of 1260 hectares has been completed so far and as per the project the plantation would be carried out on 1500 hectares of land in the selected area," he said while commenting on the…Read More

QNB, NCR sign deal on new software platform

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: QNB has signed a software professional services agreement with NCR Corporation to successfully migrate to NCR Consumer Experience Banking (CxBanking) software - Aptra Activate. The Aptra Activate multi-channel platform integrates smoothly with the bank’s current infrastructure and will empower QNB customers to have consistent experience across the bank’s entire self-service channel in an advanced and secure environment. QNB will be the first bank in Qatar to…Read More