Archive for April 27,2015

  • PARC seeks help from academia, students to promote urban agriculture

    Press Release: Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Monday sought help from academia and college and school students to materialize the concept of urban agriculture, initially in the capital city Islamabad. “Pakistan’s progress and prosperity is linked with agriculture, so as much as we promote this sector it would help boost overall economy of the country,” Dr. Iftikhar said while addressing at the prize distribution ceremony of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Girls College Islamabad Monday. Besides promoting the rural agriculture, there is need that we also work for urban agriculture to help cties produce vegetable and …Read More

  • Naeem Zamindar Named New Pakistan Director, Acumen

    Press Release:  Acumen, a nonprofit global venture fund changing the way the world tackles poverty, has appointed Naeem Zamindar as new Pakistan Director.  Naeem has over 25 years experience, starting as an auditor and moving on to successfully develop large business opportunities in mobile, broadband, mobile financial services, and information technology. At Intel Capital in Silicon Valley, Naeem successfully worked on venture capital investments in 29 high-growth companies primarily in the wireless broadband space. In Pa…Read More

  • Foodpanda.pk owners unearth their success story

    Muhammad Talha Ansari, Ahsan Mateen are co founders of Pakistan’s foremost food ordering platform foodpanda.pk. The website has garnered enormous success in short span. Technology Times recently had an opportunity to interview these two inspiring cyber entrepreneurs of Pakistan.    Q 1: Tell us briefly about yourself and highlights of your career. Ahsan Mateen: I graduated from The University of Glasgow with Masters in Internat…Read More

  • PAKISTAN HALAL AUTHORITY TO BE ESTABLISHED SOON, SAYS RANA TANVEER HUSSAIN

    Staff Report ISD: Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, said that a draft bill to establish Pakistan Halal Authority will be moved in the Parliament soon.  He was addressing to the 'D-8 Experts Group Meeting on Halal Sector Development' held at Islamabad, the proposed Authority will be responsible to promote imports and exports, improve domestic and foreign trade in Halal articles and processes. Rana Tanveer Hussain said that non-muslim countries are also showing their keen interest in Halal products these days. He ur…Read More

  • PAS award 2015 Conferred to Ufone

    Staff Report ISD: Ufone, the premier telecom network operator of Pakistan, has once again proven its mark over other competitors in industry by clinching the prestigious Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS) award in the telecom services category. This has added another feather to the cap to Ufone`s sagacious journey. Infamous ‘Saaf Awaz’ ad having punch line ‘Naram Sa Tau Hai’ was the cause of the success.  It is noteworthy that all three final nominations in this category belonged to Ufone, which was scrutinized out of 18 e…Read More

  • 59th alumni meeting held at University of Agriculture Faisalabad

    Press Release: India and Pakistani Punjab agricultural scientists emphasized the need to jointly address agricultural sector challenges especially climate changes and water scarcity issues.    It was discussed at the second day of 59th alumni meeting of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad  held at auditorium, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI) in which Indian Punjab State Farmers Commission, Mohali, Chairman DrGhurcharan Singh Kalkat,   Director General Research Dr. Abid Mehm…Read More

  • ICCBS sets benchmark at international level for cost effective energy generation

    Staff Report KHI: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) has set a benchmark at international level by using air conditioning plant (200 Tons) at zero electricity cost for generation of energy.  The cost effective, self power generation system set up by ICCBS not only fulfils energy requirements efficiently but also provide an eco friendly solution, said Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary, Director ICCBS-UoK while addressing to meeting held last week at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, UoK. …Read More

  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURAL FINANCING

    Staff Report ISD: An International Conference on Innovative Agriculture Financing is being organized at Islamabad with joint efforts of The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It will be a two day conference which will be held on April 28-29, 2015.  The conference objectives are to discuss innovative strategies and find solutions to increase outreach of agri-credit to small farmers, and also underscore opportunities at the high-end of market focusing corporate farming and agri-food enterprises…Read More

  • PTA holds Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2015 today

    Staff Report ISD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is going to conduct event today titled “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2015,” The aim of the event is to encourage budding innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new mobile applications.  PTA has invited individuals from all across the Pakistan to submit the innovative mobile applications categories in six groups, to promote the use of high-speed mobile Internet for the sake of convenience of society at large. The event is organized with joint efforts of PTA, Internet Socie…Read More