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Pakistan to be among 25 world economies in 2025

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for Planning Reforms and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan and United States are discussing ways and means to getting 10,000 Pakistani Ph.D students trained in American universities. "The Pakistan government has drawn a roadmap to train 10,000 Ph.D scholars in different areas including science, technology, engineering, Maths as well as in the social sciences," Ahsan said this at a discussion as the chief guest organized by the Centre…Read More

25 million SIMs blocked as extended deadline of biometric verification ends

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article image Staff Report ISD: As the deadline of biometric verification of SIMs ended on April 12,2015; more than 80 Million SIMs have been verified through long held tiring efforts of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Biometric verification of SIMs was part of National Action Plan for counter terrorism. According to PTA, 25 Million SIMs have been blocked after the deadline has passed. The owners of those unverified SIMs will only be able to reactive the blocked SIM upon their…Read More

Pakistan, China sign 25 deals to promote IT coop

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and China have signed 25 commercial MoUs to promote bilateral cooperation in the IT sector following IT forum held in Chinese city of Shenzhen. Out of 25 MoUs, 15 were by the Pakistani private enterprises and 10 by the COMSATS IT delegation. This was the first-ever forum of its kind held between the two countries which was attended by 63 participants from Pakistan and about 200 from the Chinese side. The forum was organised by the Consulate General of…Read More

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3G users reach 2.5 million mark

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Around 2.5 million subscribers have so far opted for 3G services being provided by mobile phone operators after its launch in April this year while this number is expected to rise further in due course. This number is grossly close to 3.34 million broadband users that were available in Pakistan before 3G services. It took Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around eight years to take current broadband subscription to 3.37 million mark.Mobile service providers’…Read More

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25 million tons wheat production target set up

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) has set up 25 million tons wheat production target during the Rabi 2013-14 with availability of fertilizer during December and January. The meeting held at the PARC headquarters with Federal Food Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan in the chair, reviewed the kharif crops 2013-14 and to plan production target Rabi Crops 2013-14 for major food crop wheat, gram, lentil, potato, onion, oilseed like rapeseed, mustard and to address…Read More

TCP seeks Rs 25 billion from govt for urea import

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) asked the federal government to provide Rs 25 billion on an immediate basis for the import of urea.It was also informed that TCP has sought Rs 25 billion for overall import operation of 0.3 million tons of urea. Out of this amount approximately Rs 12-13 billion will be the commodity cost and the remaining amount will be utilized for payment of taxes, duties and other expenses viz urea import.Presently, TCP enjoys a strengthened…Read More

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UAE IT firm gives 25 scholarships to Pak students

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: TEXPO Group of Companies, a UAE leading global technology infrastructure provider and an IT consulting company, has 25 scholarships for talented students of six public sector IT departments in Pakistan under a talent hunt programme.These students are selected among 371 contestants from six universities including NED University, Karachi University, Jamashoro, Balochistan and Peshawar and Karakoram, through an online countrywide test held on May 10.These one-year scholarships…Read More

Pak vehicles emit 25 times more carbon than in US

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The total 180 million population of Pakistan are at risk of going short of food due to the recent surge in the world food prices. Tens of thousands of people die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, while many more suffer from breathing ailments, heart disease, lung infections and even cancer, statistics show.According to reports, air pollution has also become a major problem in most cities of the country. There are no controls on vehicular emissions, which…Read More

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Global Energy Management Specialist Pledges to Reduce Industrial Energy Use by 25 Per cent

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Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced its participation in the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge, pledging a commitment to reduce the energy use of 9 million square feet of its own building space, covering 40 different plants, by 25 percent. A component of the Better Buildings Initiative launched by the White House in February, the Challenge calls on chief executive officers, university presidents, and state and local leaders to create American…Read More