Day: May 11, 2016

Chitrali engineer develops innovative search engine

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A software engineer from far-flung area of Chitral has developed a computer software and search engine that supports 40 regional languages of Pakistan thus making it possible to compose or search material on internet in all these languages. Software engineer Rehmat Aziz acquired his school education from a school of his locality but excelled in the field of information technology on the basis of his personal interest and passion…Read More

NAVTTC to launch workers training courses

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article image STAFF REPORT SIALKOT: The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) would soon design training courses for the Sialkot-based industrial workers. NAVTTC Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema made the announcement while addressing a meeting of the Sialkot exporters held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). He said that NAVTTC would also provide technical assistance, guidance and help for developing Sialkot’s sports…Read More

World Veterinary Day Observed at UVAS

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Vets Care Club of the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences Lahore has observed the World Veterinary Day in Lahore. A walk was arranged to mark the day and create awareness about the welfare of animals in the community. Dean Faculty of Life sciences Business Management Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad led the walk while Prof. Dr. Sarwar Khan, Prof Dr Habib-ur Rehman, Prof Dr Anila Zameer Durrani, Prof Dr Asim Aslam, Prof Dr Masood Rabbani…Read More

Govt ready for spectrum auction by June

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is all set to hold auction of remaining spectrum by the end of June, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Chairman Dr Ismail Shah announced. During a ceremony held at PTA headquarters, he said that the authority was ready for more spectrum auction which is expected to be completed by the end of June, 2016. It will further enhance quality of cellular services in the country. "The advantage of availability of 3G/…Read More

Climate change, heat wave get severe in Sindh

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As the searing heat wave persisted in the interior Sindh for the last few days, it brought a sharp increase in diarrhoea and sunstroke patients across the province coupled with severe water shortage across the region. Pakistan is facing an imminent threat from climate change and is on its way to become one of the most water stressed countries in the world a few years down the road. While there is no clear-cut solution to the issue we are…Read More

Climate change bigger threat to terrorism

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A parliamentary panel has been informed that climate change posed a greater security threat to Pakistan than terrorism because it could affect temperatures, environment, economy and the future policies of the country. Climate change experts expressed these views at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change that was held at the Parliament House. The committee was informed that climate change could trigger…Read More

BoD discusses 2-year plan outline of USF

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Board of Directors of the Universal Service Fund Company has met at the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom in Islamabad. The meeting was headed by Minister of State for IT andamp; Telecom Anusha Rehman in which an outline of the company’s two- year plan together with the core efforts and progress of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served places all over the length and breadth of the country by USF Co…Read More

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ILO, HEC to collaborate for better employment

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The four-day "Refresher Training of Trainers" conducted by ILO Pakistan with the collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) at HEC Regional Campus has concluded with the distribution of completion certificates among the participants. The training was part of the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme, which is ILO’s global management-training initiative focusing on starting and improving small businesses…Read More

Students urged to transform innovative ideas into business

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar has organized an awareness seminar on UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Starts Up in Pakistan. The seminar informed the students about how to participate in this year’s clean technology competition and win up-to $20,000. The seminar was organized by the Mechnaical Engineering Department, UET Pehsawar, with Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad in the…Read More

257 graduates awarded degrees at FU convocation

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: The Foundation University has recently held Convocation 2016 here at its auditorium where As many as 257 graduates of humanities andamp; liberal arts, engineering andamp; IT, MPhil (psychology) and MPhil (economics) were awarded degrees. Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Haroon Aslam HI(M), Chief Executive and Managing Director Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL), was the chief guest. The chief guest also awarded 8 gold medals, 7…Read More