Day: May 10, 2015

D-8 experts converge for halal sector development

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article image BY: AHSAN JAMIL Muslim population is approaching 2 billion and is expected to account for 30% of the world`s population by year 2025, with the global Halal market estimated at US $2.3 trillion covering both the food and non-food sectors (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, transportation etc.); therefore Halal sector is one of the foremost frontiers in which the development is required to meet the needs of international as well as domestic market. The inevitable integration of halal sector…Read More

PM Inaugurates Quaid-E-Azam Solar Park In Bahawalpur

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article image Staff Report BWP: Quaid-e Azam Solar Power Park was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef on Tuesday. It is the first ever solar power park in the history of Pakistan. The project was completed in a brief span of 11 months along with Chinese government support. The cost of the project is Rs. 15 billion and is spread over an area of 500 acres. The generation capacity of the solar park is 100MW.Prime Minister also announced reward of Rs. 200, 00,000 to the…Read More

LHC directs PTA to probe into illegal SIM issuance matter

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article image Staff Report ISB: Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed by the honorable Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the fraudulent practice of issuance of SIM cards in the name of person who does not consent it. Waheed Shahzad, a tax lawyer by profession had earlier taken the matter of illegal SIM Issuance on his CNIC to the LHC. Waheed Shahzad stated in his petition "In response to news published in various newspapers regarding illegal and…Read More

Annual NASCON event kicks off at FAST- NU

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article image Staff Report ISB: The three day NASCON annual event of FAST National University is started today in which participants across the country will exhibit their ingenuity, skills, and improvisation in SandT. The NASCON event aims to abet aspiring young entrepreneurs to polish their skills and advance forward to compete in this technology era. Competitions pertaining to engineering and computer science are entailed in the event so to provide a forum to students to showcase their abilities…Read More

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Food fortification planned to combat malnutrition

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article image Staff Report ISD: Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister for National Health Services (NHS) chaired an interprovincial meeting on May 05, 2015 to launch food fortification to combat malnutrition and its associated diseases. Ms. Saira emphasized on escalating fortification initiatives so to prevent future generations from the deficiency of vitamins and minerals. She said, ""Under-nutrition, including micronutrient malnutrition, is one of the main causes of impaired physical and mental…Read More

FPCCI hails "5th Consumer Products & Services Quality conference"

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article image Staff Report isb: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is playing an active role in presenting problems of trade, industry and environment and safeguarding the interests of the private sector through constant dialogue with the Government. We support The Consumers Eye Pakistan for successfully organizing consecutive 5th Consumer Products and Services Quality conference in Pakistan. This was stated by Waseem Vohra Vice President of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce…Read More

PARC introduces 11 new rice varieties

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article image Staff Report ISb: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recently introduced 11 new high-yielding rice varieties. These new rice varieties include seven hybrid and four open-pollinated seed for cultivation in various ecologies. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Masood, Chairman of Member Plant Sciences Division presided the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on rice that was held at PARC headquarters. 11 varieties got approved and eight were rejected due Bacterial leaf Blight…Read More

State of the art nano-chemistry lab established at GCU, Lahore

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article image Staff Report LHR: In order to facilitate advanced research in various fields including nano-catalysis, nano-forensics, nano-filteration, nano-drugs, waste water treatment, solar cells; Government College University (GCU), Lahore has established state of the art upgraded Nano-chemistry lab. Prof Dr. Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman, Vice Chancellor GCU said on inauguration of the lab, "the university had won Rs. 10 million for the new high tech equipment laboratory under three highly…Read More

Developed countries must extend their support to vulnerable nations in climate change perspective: Mushahidullah

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article image Staff Report ISB: A National Consultative Workshop on environment and climate change was held on Wednesday. It was organized by Ministry of Climate Change and Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership for international cooperation to address global environmental issues. Mushahidullah Khan, Minister for Climate Change, expressed his grievances about developed industrial countries due to their non-concern about global warming and climate change impacts and skimpy attitude in…Read More

ZONG launches samsung galaxy j1

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article image Staff Report KHI: A new entry in the smartphone series, Samsung Galaxy J1 is launched by leading network operator Zong in collaboration with Samsung Pakistan. Samsung Galaxy J1 entails advanced technology with 4G enabled and is available at competitive rates with six different Zong data bundle offers that range from provision of 1GB at a price of Rs.250 to a maximum of 30GB for a price of Rs3, 500. It also includes free minutes and SMS. The smartphone has TFT capacitive touchscreen,…Read More