Day: January 14, 2016

Scientists set S&T as priority area to promote innovations in ECO regions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists and researchers have called for focusing on achieving greater research efficiency and more intensive transfer of knowledge by means of establishing networks involving research and business. Priority-setting processes are critical in aligning research funding with regional needs and in identifying the research questions necessary to fill the knowledge gaps. They expressed these views during the two-day meeting of eminent scientists and experts of ECO…Read More

Dr. Soomro seeks ECO support for ECOSF

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro has recently called on the new Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akça Tehran. During the meeting, Dr. Manzoor briefly introduced ECOSF and its functioning as well as its high forums to the Secretary General by highlighting the historical development up to establishment of the Foundation. The President ECOSF sought special assistance of Halil Ibrahim for the…Read More

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Auction of 3G/4G spectrum still hangs in balance

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness. According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and…Read More

World Innovation & Technology Day celebrated

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The World Innovation and Technology Day has been celebrated across the globe including Eindhoven, Netherlands. Special demonstrations on connected lighting, the Internet of Things (IoT) and human centric lighting were arranged to allow visitors a glimpse into how lighting is turning Sci-fi into reality. The event was organised by Philips that was attended by media persons from around the globe, says a message received in Islamabad from Netherlands. The event…Read More

Advisory Committee formed for Spectrum auction

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has constituted an Advisory Committee for auction of the unsold spectrum. The committee is headed by Minister of IT Anusha Rahman while Special Assistants to PM for Law, Human Rights, Secretary Finance, Secretary Law, Chairman PTA, ED FAB and Member Telecom will be the members of this committee. The inaugural meeting of this Auction Advisory Committee was held in the IT Ministry. Anusha Rahman, while chairing the meeting, stated that they are…Read More

Water shortage endangering Indus river dolphin

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Habitat of the Indus River dolphin, currently reduced to one-fifth of its historical range, is degraded primarily due to shortage of water caused by its diversions to meet the growing agricultural needs in country. This was stated by speakers during an awareness event about conservation of Indus dolphin, organised by WWF-Pakistan on Sunday at Indus River Dolphin Conservation and Information Centre, Sukkur. Imran Malik, Senior Conservation Officer of WWF-Pakistan said…Read More

Several key posts still lying vacant in HEC after months

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Higher Education Commission (HEC) is yet to appoint its principal accounting officer and several other key officials. A number of senior management slots are still lying vacant at the HEC including Executive Director, Member Operations and Planning, Member (Academics) and Advisor Human Resource Development, Advisor Quality Assurance, Advisor Finance, Advisor Monitoring, Managing Director Quality Assurance Agency, Director General Learning Innovation, Director…Read More

LEAD offers fellowships to professionals

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan under its flagship Leadership Development Programme (LDP) has invited applications for fellowships from junior to mid-level professionals belonging to different sectors in Pakistan. According to the details, since 50 per cent of mankind is now urbanised, the battle for economic growth, climate change, poverty alleviation and health of communities will be lost and won in cities in the 21st century.Given its vital…Read More

Experts speak about cyber security system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The banned outfit, Daish has excellent cyber network for speed, security and global linkages, criminals of today have complete understanding of internet and related technology, and that is the reason that cyber security has become important, said former additional DG, FIA, Ammar Jaffrey. He said this while addressing a seminar on "Cyber Security and Emerging Threats," organized by SDPI in Islamabad. He said, internet has created shared linkages between…Read More

Tech Times, Kamyab Pakistan ink MoU for joint cooperation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the weekly Technology Times and Kamyab Pakistan with an aim to develop cooperation and collaboration for the promotion of scientific culture in the society and strengthen the links between science and society. The signing ceremony has recently been held in Islamabad where Sayyed Ali Mustafa Zaidi Paras, Editor and CEO of the Technology Times, and Mansoor Malik from Kamyab Pakistan signed the agreement. Under…Read More