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Pakistanis have power to create own power

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article image By Sehar Sajjad via The Pakistani SpectatorTHE ROUTINE upto 14-hour power outages have prompted the Pakistanis’ to react in strongest terms by protesting on streets. The power shortfall has reached level of 8200 MW, according to the Ministry of Water and Power. The residents of small towns and villages are facing even worse conditions with no power supply for 22 hours.At this point, ironically the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) also have come forward stating their "powerlessness"…Read More

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Migration of species due to social change

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article image By Muhammad ZiadPULL UP your socks for another vital problem which cannot be considered as a major one but it is…………….!Social change is the transformation of culture and social organization/structure over time. In the modern world we are aware that society is never static and that social, political, economic and cultural changes occur constantly. These changes are regularly affecting not only the human life but also greatly affecting the wildlife species and these changes either cause…Read More

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Pak Internet population ready for br and engagement

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article image By Bilal Sulehri via telecompk.netEFFECTIVE MEASURE, one of the leading providers of digital media planning solutions in Pakistan, has reported a unique insight on Pakistan’s internet users. Unique browser growth of 6.7 per cent was reported from March to April 2012, which is supported by a rising trend of using mobile internet across the country.The growth of Internet devices is encouraging. Over six million unique browsers were recorded in the month ending April 2012, up by 2.1 per cent…Read More

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Manage the menace

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article image THE CONFERENCE arranged by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) about climate change is now over. With pros and cons, it was a good activity despite the minister for climate change said to hold conferences in villages; of course, it sounds strange but he is right at the moment. Many presentations were delivered and it was learned that the challenges and opportunities are there but how to tap them is a big issue. We are not even able to feed our population how do we capitalize…Read More

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A window to National ICT R and D Fund

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article image THE NATIONAL ICT RandD Fund, a company registered under the Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984, with the vision to transform Pakistan's economy into a knowledge based economy by promoting efficient, sustainable and effective ICT initiatives through synergic development of industrial and academic resources. A complete range of Fund’s initiatives and RandD themes is available on our website www.ictrdf.org.pkPrime Minister’s National ICT Scholarship Programme (PM NICTSP)It is towards…Read More

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Young Agricultural Researchers, 2012

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The purpose of this award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Young researchers who show outstanding performance and research achievements that lead to future innovation will be commended with the Award. The Award covers all areas of researches on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and industries,…Read More

Editorial

Tackling the fallout of Bt Cotton

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The observation that BT Cotton sowing area especially in Punjab is regularly on the rise at the cost of wheat and sugarcane mainly due to the longer germination period of this variety of cotton is something that must not going unnoticed on the part of the agriculture managers as this factor would trigger to much extent the food security issue in the country which is already experiencing a critical situation in terms of severe water shortage for agriculture purposes and low yields. The government…Read More

Letter To The Editor

Solutions to the energy conundrum

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UNITED NATIONS has designated 2012 as the international year of sustainable energy for all’. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a global initiative on Sustainable Energy for All to mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030: providing universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.Given the…Read More

Letter To The Editor

Diamer Basha Dam

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This refers to the letters appearing in a section of the press regarding the Diamer Basha Dam Project.In view of the increasing needs of water and electricity in the country, Wapda is implementing a number of projects in the two sectors on priority, including the Diamer Basha Dam.This dam is a multipurpose project, which aims at storing water for agriculture, providing low-cost hydel electricity and mitigating floods. The project, on completion, will store 8.1 million acre feet of water and…Read More

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FRA backs Pak steps on forestrys climate

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article image MONITORING REPORT BAINBRIDGE ISLAND: The Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed the initiative of Pakistan to monitor climate change impacts and scenarios."The Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) is looking into the different climate change impacts in various regions throughout Pakistan and how this affects forestry resources," stated Peter Collins, FRA’s analysis partner.The PFI explained that it is the first professional attempt to address the emerging issues of climate…Read More