Editorial

Research Supervisory: Frail system of HEC?

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PRIOR TO this month, as per an article written by Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy on ‘Professor Mafia’ crafted a never-ending debate and after that there is solution to overcome Pakistan’s Professor Mafia and highlights the de functionalities of Pakistani Universities. It seems good when you came to know that the people are coming on frontline to […]…Read More

Pakistan in need of 170 million-acre feet of additional water

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PAKISTAN ON average by nature has capacity to store approximately 145 million-acre feet (MAF) of surface water annually. Pakistan is the only country in the world among Muslim countries sacred by vast, precious and treasures of nature. “Indus Water Basin” is the composition of the Indus river and its streams; Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej. […]…Read More

Coal-fired power plants: growing source of mercury emission in Pakistan

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MERCURY IS attractively beautiful, but a toxic heavy metal that triggers brain damage; effects immune and reproductive system; exclusively harmful to developing fetuses; and cause heart problems. Less than one gram or 1/70th of one teaspoon of mercury deposited on a 25-acre lake can make the fish hazardous to eat. Sources of mercury are quite […]…Read More

Science Communication- The missing genre

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Quality of people’s life is transformed in last hundred years because of scientific research. Science has great potential to do a lot more but it depends on how well scientific research is communicated to general mases. Science has revolutionized and transformed industry, and has fundamentally altered the quality of life.  It does this by utilizing […]…Read More

Pakistan falling downward in marathon of innovation ranking

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Pakistan has been ranked 113 out of 127 according to Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 just only shadowed by countries like Nigeria, Zambia and the war destroyed country Yemen. Co- published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Switzerland has outdone the list for the seventh time in a row followed by Sweden […]…Read More

Pakistan falling downward in marathon of innovation ranking

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Pakistan has been ranked 113 out of 127 according to Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 just only shadowed by countries like Nigeria, Zambia and the war destroyed country Yemen. Co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization.Switzerland has outdone the list for the seventh time in a row followed by Sweden and […]…Read More

Science and the Sustainable Development Goals

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THE CONCEPT of Science Diplomacy is becoming widely used by policy-makers, scientists and scholars of International Relations. Though this is a new concept, it refers to an old practice as scientists always have been at the forefront of international collaboration. Science Diplomacy can be regarded as a tool for states to use science and scientists to pursue their Foreign Policy goals. This can be done to promote the national interests or to solve problems faced by the state. Several states…Read More

National development

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article image Pakistan today has the lowest GDP growth in the region. The government claims to have a GDP growth of 4.7 percent but independent experts disagree and insist that it is well below 4 percent. What has gone wrong? We seem to have no idea that we now live in a world where the most important resource is knowledge. We continue to spend only about 2 percent of our GDP on education, despite hollow promises by successive governments. With our educational system in…Read More

Education and development

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article image Only 200 years ago, the difference in economic conditions among those living in different parts of the world was minimal. It was the industrial revolution with automated means of production that created imbalances in production levels and economic conditions across the globe. Countries which were able to adapt to the new technologies during the industrial revolution became richer compared to the rest of the world. The ability to create and utilise new…Read More