Day: April 28, 2015

Brand Pakistan: Building the right narrative for Pakistan

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article image Press Release: The inauguration of the 2 day Brand Pakistan Conference (April 28-29) today marked the official launch of the Brand Pakistan movement at a well attended and passion packed grand ceremony at the Jinnah Convention Center Islamabad. The Brand Pakistan movement aims to build the right narrative for Pakistan both locally and at the global front. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, also the Chair Board of Advisors Brand Pakistan, was the Chief…Read More

PTCL holds Annual General Meeting (AGM)

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article image Press Release:Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) today held its 20thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) here in Islamabad. PTCL has announced final cash dividend of 15% amounting to Rs. 1.50 per share, which is a reflection of the strong results achieved during the year ended 31st December 2014. The dividend is in addition to the interim cash dividend of 10% amounting to Rs. 1.00 per Ordinary Share, earlier declared and already paid to the shareholders. Walid Irshaid,…Read More

Modern research culture must to achieve sustained development

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article image Report By: Furqan Hyder Shaikh No one can deny that nations develop by hard work and sustained research for inviting unique development in their countries. However, a good research is one that has some utility to the development of society and its environment. There is a dire need to promote the research culture in Pakistan so that it could get at par with the developed world. These views were expressed at a one-day consultative workshop on "Policies for Creating Enabling…Read More

1000MW more renewable energy likely this year

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technology (PCRET) has said that 1,000 MW of renewable energy would be added to the system by the end of current year. "300 MW wind power plant has already been installed while 3,000 MW is in the pipeline and would be added to the system in next 2-3 years," said Dr Suhail Zaki Farooqui, DG Fauji Fertilizers, briefed the NA Standing Committee on Science and Technology. He said that Fauji Fertilizers and Zorlu Energji…Read More

Borlaug Institute to be set up in Pakistan for R&D

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Like in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Pakistan will also have the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) to promote nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia. The high officials of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) held a detailed meeting to sort out modalities and initiate infrastructure development work for building a complex to serve as the office of…Read More

3-day SEECS social hackathon to start on May 15

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to utilize the tremendous technology talent in the students at NUST in general and SEECS in particular, SEECS Social Hackathon is being arranged in Islamabad from May 15-17. This event is being organized under the umbrella of SEECS, CodeForPakistan, Telenor Pakistan, Bentley Systems and Alchisoft, and Technology Times as media partner. During the event, students will get a chance to apply their knowledge and showcase their solutions to local social…Read More

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Mobilink wins Annual CSR Excellence Awards

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Mobilink has won top honours at the 8th Annual CSR Excellence Awards 2014, which were conducted by the CSR Association of Pakistan. The company received the award under the Innovation’ category for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities which were greatly endorsed as one that leverage business strengths to offer high impact social solutions. The telco uses its business model to provide education over cell phones to learners not served by traditional education…Read More

PTCL launches CharJi EVO service in Faisalabad

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: PTCL has launched next-generation CharJi EVO wireless broadband service in Faisalabad. This service will enable citizens of Faisalabad to experience the fastest wireless broadband service. Launched in August 2014 CharJi EVO is Pakistan’s fastest wireless broadband service, providing connectivity at 36Mbps. The service is an addition to the successful EVO range of services already serving the residents of Faisalabad and users nationwide. President Faisalabad…Read More

Plan devised to build National Science Complex

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences has floated the idea of National Science Complex. Prof. Dr. Anwar Nasim, President PAS, called on Prof. Dr. Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) where they discussed the matters pertaining to development of science in the country. Dr. Anwar Nasim floated the idea of National Science Complex to use it as a tool for promoting national development, peace and prosperity. He said that coincidently scientific…Read More

Leather industry seeks conducive road for progress

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Business experts have expressed apprehensions that the leather industry of Pakistan would not be able to reap full benefit of a duty-free access to the European Union market under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) unless the government resolves long time issues. They say that the government should refund stuck-up claims, resolves energy crisis and ban the export of livestock from the country. Pakistan Tanners Association South Zone Chairman Hamid…Read More