Day: May 21, 2015

PTA raids illegal gateway exchanges in Lodhran

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article image Press Release: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to control grey traffick has unearthed three illegal gateway exchanges in Lodhran. According to details, successful raids against the grey operators were carried out along with FIA team at two different areas of Lodhran. First raid was carried out near DHQ Hospital, Lodhran. Two illegal gateways comprising of 2x16 ports were confiscated. Second raid was carried out at residential house at Usmanabad,…Read More

Pakistan Academy of Sciences becomes national member of SCA

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article image Monitoring Desk: Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) was given the membership of Science Council of Asia (SCA) on the occasion of 15th SCA Conference which was held at Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia this month. Dr. Anwar Nasim, President of PAS participated in the conference. PAS has become a National Member of SCA and due to this, President of PAS, Dr. Anwar Nasim has become its Management Board Member. At present, the Management Board of SCA comprises of 19 National Members and current…Read More

E-project exhibition held at SZABIST

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article image Staff Report ISB: Electronic Project Exhibition was held recently at SZABIST University in which the students of computer science department displayed their eight different projects. Head of the Campus, Dr. R. K. Malik commended the student’s work. She said, "Students of SZABIST University are multi-talented and the university has always provided excellent opportunities to its students." In their projects students displayed electronic voting system, line following robot…Read More

Message from Ms Irina Bokova Director-General of UNESCO

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article image In 2015, the International Day for Biological Diversity is dedicated to the theme of Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.’ This corresponds to the Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 2014 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, embedded in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Aligning biodiversity with the mainstream of international…Read More

Message from Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Chairman of Pakistan Science Foundation

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article image THE IMPORTANCE of biodiversity is very little known and different ecosystems are being destroyed in the name of development by the human beings, whereas the nature and all the creatures that contribute to make it what it is need to be loved and protected for our own survival. Our planet is remarkably abundant with natural resources like plants and animals which are our food baskets and there’s more than enough for all of its inhabitants. It is the greed and shortsightedness of people…Read More

Message from Dr. M. Khan Leghari DG of Pakistan Museum of Natural History

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article image THE INTERNATIONAL Biodiversity day is an opportunity to stride forward to realize the importance of biodiversity and mobilize ourselves to preserve biological diversity so to ensure that its benefits are shared by all. It is significant that we have neither ended exploring the exquisiteness of our country`s biological diversity, nor have we fully assessed its role in humanity’s well-being and survival, yet we have begun to destroy it unfortunately There are serious…Read More

Message from Dr. Azeem Khalid, Chairman of Department of Environmental Sciences, UAAR

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article image CONSERVATION OF biological diversity ensures economic prosperity and ecological sustainability and is also the tool to fight against climate change. However, overexploitation and unsustainable use patterns are depriving ecosystems to deliver vital functions and services as well as its ability to withstand climate change. It is the need of hour to live sustainably with our biological capital and progress in various sectors of economic and human development, including agriculture, forestry…Read More

Message from Ms Uzma Khan, Director Biodiversity of WWF-Pakistan

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article image THE INTERNATIONAL Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated each year on May 22 to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. It gives an important message to every country to adopt environment friendly solutions keeping in view existing threats to ecosystems. These solutions are urgently required as critical wildlife populations show sharp declines due to increases in human-led activities. A recent report by WWF titled The Living Planet Report 2014 shows that…Read More

Urbanization threatening biodiversity

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article image THE BIODIVERSITY and the urbanization equation is not an enigma for both social and life scientists. The impacts of urbanization on biodiversity are unremitting and relentless. The urbanization is the rise in the proportion of people living in urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to deal with this change. The world is facing intensified upsurge in urbanization and has therefore caused multifaceted impacts on biodiversity, environment, and the society etc. It is said…Read More

Impacts of climate change on biodiversity

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article image BIODIVERSITY IS defined as variability among living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine, mountain, desert, tropic, and other aquatic ecosystems. In today’s world biodiversity is up against severe challenges that are gravely frightening for its conservation. The foremost mammoth challenge is the rapid climate change due to human intervention which is predominant after industrial revolution in 1940. The global climate is changing the socio-economic and geopolitical…Read More