Day: December 6, 2015

PayPal flexing muscles to launch services network in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: PayPal is flexing its muscles to come in to Pakistan with its future plans as well as offer services to its customers to connect them with its worldwide network of operations. "As a global payments company, PayPal is constantly innovating and looking for new ways to meet the needs of our customers around the world. As we look at expanding our global footprint, we see Pakistan as a market with great opportunity, but we are not able to comment on future plans,&…Read More

WWF Pakistan urges quick steps over climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The WWF-Pakistan has urged the world leaders recently gathered in Paris to ensure that they conclude a deal that meets the demands of science and reduces greenhouse gas emissions effective to keep global warming below 1.5°C. "The year 2015 has proven to be an unusual year for Pakistan due to unpredictable weathering events across the entire country. A mini-cyclone in Peshawar killed 44 people; heat waves in Karachi killed more than 1,500 people, cloudbursts…Read More

Intel Pakistan announces Punjab Science Fair winners

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Intel Pakistan has announced the winners of Punjab Science Fair 2015 who represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2016 to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. "More than 160 students and 51 teachers from Punjab were registered in the fair with a total of 70 projects," says a press release issued by the company. Intel Pakistan has just concluded the second of two Punjab Science Fairs in the run-up to the…Read More

Forensic science lab inaugurated in Swat

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STAFF REPORT SWAT: A new regional Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has been inaugurated in Swat in order to support the KP police force to improve its criminal investigations by using modern forensic techniques. FSL Director Muhammad Quresh Khan, UNDP Pakistan Country Director Marc-André Franche and the Ambassador of Switzerland Marc Pierre George inaugurated the lab. The KPK Government, Switzerland and Netherlands funded the project while equipment, training and support has been…Read More

Convocation: US, Pakistan should collaborate in education sector

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana has said that there was a need to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and the United States for the promotion of quality education. He was addressing the graduates of the 11th convocation of the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Johar Town as its patron. Federal Minister for Planning and National Reforms Ahsan Iqbal, former senate chairman Mian Muhammad Soomro, US Consul General in Lahore Zarchary Harkenrider and…Read More

ASUS unveils Intel-powered ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

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STAFF REPORT ISB: ASUS has introduced the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor and the Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE Advanced modem. Part of the ZenFone 2 family, the new ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special edition offers a total of 128GB storage capacity, 4GB of RAM and unique back covers. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe, just like the original ZenFone 2, enables seamless and smooth user experiences when gaming, watching videos and multi-tasking. The ZenFone…Read More

Educational institutions role vital in designing modern curriculum

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has said that educational institutions and all stakeholders should cooperate with the government for designing the curriculum on modern lines. He was addressing the recently held 82nd Convocation of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology here at the Convention Centre. He asked the students to acquire higher education, uphold their religious and moral norms and never let down their Pakistani identity as this was the key to…Read More

Pakistan produces 92,000 tons fish annually

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STAFF REPORT LHR: About 17 big hatcheries and more than 30 small nursery units of the public sector are providing 93000,000 fish seeds to 9,000 fish farms of private sector where 92,000 metric tons fish is produced annually, said Director General Fisheries Dr. Muhammad Ayub. "Fish seeds being produced at the hatcheries of the Fisheries Department are not only supplied to the private fish farmers but also to Sindh, Balochistan and KP provinces," he told the media at a briefing. He…Read More

Telecos want grievances addressed before spectrum auction

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: All telecom operators have jointly refused to participate into the upcoming remaining available spectrum auction unless their problems of taxations, external interference due to jammers and power generation for shifting of towers to solar energy are not resolved. The government plan to fetch multimillion dollars into national kitty through auction of remaining spectrum of Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) seems in doldrums with the latest threat given by the…Read More

USF, PBM sign MoU to promote girls digital education

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The ICT initiative for girls’ empowerment’ organised by the Ministry of Information Technology in collaboration with Bait-ul-Maal, Universal Services Fund and Microsoft has been launched here. Under this initiative, USF and Bait-ul-Maal (PBM) have signed an MoU to impart latest computer knowledge to girls across the country. PBM Managing Director Abid Waheed and CEO USF signed the agreement. The event was also witnessed by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and…Read More