Day: December 2, 2015

TES unveils its new brand identity

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article image Transworld Enterprise Services (TES), subsidiary of Transworld Associates (Pvt.) Ltd., today introduced the company’s new corporate persona, dynamic web-site and a tag-line. The rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future. TES's new tagline is "Connect. Communicate. Succeed." This tagline invites customers to engage with TES to open up greater opportunities for success with our broader technology and solutions portfolio. "We…Read More

Science popularisation only option to make national progress: Experts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Highlighting the mega benefits of adopting science and technology in national progress and development for human beings, speakers and scientists at an easy contest stressed the need to pool up efforts as well as resources at both individual and collective levels to put Pakistan road to progress in real terms. They were also of the view that young minds in educational institutions and budding scientists need to be encouraged so that they could be a contributing factor in…Read More

Cyber Crime Law inevitable for digital economy: ICT experts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A two-day conference with the theme "Towards Digital Economy in Pakistan - Building ICT Agenda for Sustainable Development" was sorted out by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) with the aim to sensitize government to finalize cyber-crime law without further delay so to ensure cyber security for the sustainable development of the ICT and Telecommunication sector. The experts from ICT sector during the event conveyed utmost concern over the delay on…Read More

MoCC no more headless body, Zahid Hamid takes oath as Federal Minister

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: After being a headless organization for more than 4 months, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) rallied the induction of Zahid Hamid as he took oath as Federal Minister of MoCC. Zahid Hamid academic credentials are quite high as he possesses law degree from Punjab University and Post-Grad degree from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Zahid worked broadly in the field of environmental law and campaigned for environmental conservation. He helped to draft the federal…Read More

CASA-1000 signs agreement for 1300 MW transmission line

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article image STAFF REPROT ISB: The final agreement for transmission line supply of 1300MW from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan is signed by Energy Ministers of Central Asia South Asia 1000 (CASA-1000). Pakistan will benefit from this project in a way that it includes 750 kilometers High Voltage DC line from Sangtuda to Kabul (Afghanistan) to Peshawar (Pakistan) and 1300 MW DC-AC Convertor Station at Peshawar. As indicated by Nepra, this project will cost $953 million.…Read More

COMSATS, ISOC join hands to launch W4C Project in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The internet access to all was the motive behind the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) and the Internet Society (ISOC). According to the MoU, both the organizations agreed to launch the pilot project Wireless for Communities (W4C) at Chak Faiz located near Multan. The idea behind the project is to provide internet access to underserved rural communities through community empowerment approach using WiFi based…Read More

WWF-Pakistan releases Dr Gippels report on Indus River

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Dr Christopher J Gippel’s report - Indus River: Review of Environmental Flows to Maintain Delta Ecosystem - developed under the Building Capacity on the Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Areas of Pakistan, WWF-Pakistan, has been released. Main threats to the Indus delta include reduced freshwater flow, construction of dams and canals; encroachments, clearing mangroves for agriculture, reduced sediment loads, habitat destruction and pollution. However, the…Read More

PITB holds exclusive session to highlight ICT accomplishments

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STAFF REPORT LHR: An exclusive session was held from PITB in Lahore with World Bank officials in Islamabad and government officials in New Delhi, India regarding e-government initiatives for citizen facilitation and services. Presided by Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif, the session was conducted by Vandana Bhatnagar, Senior Institutional Development Specialist, Water and Sanitation Program in India. Officials in Delhi were acquainted with the success story of ICT interventions by the…Read More

Increase in farm produce vital for food security: Experts

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers and experts of food and bio-technology fields at a conference have urged the government and the researchers to find ways to increase yield of different agriculture commodities and proper method to preserve them. The two-day All Pakistan Science Conference on Food Safety and Security Challenges in Pakistan was jointly organized by the Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science (PAAS) and Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR…Read More