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Rs 1.1b scholarships given to universities students

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As many as 909 students across Pakistan have been given scholarships amounting to approximately Rs 1.1 billion to pursue four-year ICT degree programmes in the top universities of under the PM’s ICT Scholarship Programme. While an amount of Rs 54.72 million has been provided to 866 final year projects of undergraduate ICT students of public and private sector universities since 2013 under National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative of the IT Ministry. The…Read More

Rs 1.1b scholarships given to universities students

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As many as 909 students across Pakistan have been given scholarships amounting to approximately Rs 1.1 billion to pursue four-year ICT degree programmes in the top universities of under the PM’s ICT Scholarship Programme. While an amount of Rs 54.72 million has been provided to 866 final year projects of undergraduate ICT students of public and private sector universities since 2013 under National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative of the IT Ministry. The Ministry…Read More

Mismanagement of rice costs govt Rs 11b loss

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The procurement of sub-standard rice and its late disposal inflicted Rs 11 billion loss to the national exchequer, says a report the Auditor-General of Pakistan.The report said that Passco suffered huge losses as the paddy, particularly purchased in Sindh, was of poor quality, wet and sub-standard. The Corporation was required to sell its rice stocks in March or April 2009, however, the management stocked the rice for about two years and sold it slowly.The audit suggested that…Read More