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Govt fails to achieve olive cultivation targets

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PAKISTAN IS the biggest importer of edible oil and the economy of the country has to bear a great burden annually on import of this valuable commodity. Currently, Pakistan is third largest edible oil importer, importing 2.6 million tons. Whereas, Pakistan’s climatic conditions and monsoon-free geography can make it a leading country for olive cultivation […]…Read More

ICT indicators key enablers to achieve multiple SDGs

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article image ISLAMABAD-Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan said that ICT indicators can help monitor achievements in other areas included in the SDGs, such as poverty reduction, education and economic growth. She expressed these views while addressing Pakistan ICT Indicators Symposium’ under the theme of "Multi-stakeholder Engagement to Highlight the need of ICT Data Reporting" here on Monday. The minister said it is imperative to mention…Read More

Efforts on to achieve MDGs covering vital areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan, as part of endeavours to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has introduced environmental monitoring system through stationary and mobile labs to monitor pollution levels in air, surface, ground water and soils. Promoting environment friendly technologies with special focus on clean energy and studying of general public concerning environmental issues to suggest rectification and mitigation are amongst the numerous steps taken to strengthen…Read More

Anusha urges consensus on global agenda for use of ICTs to achieve SDGs

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Khan has emphasized the need for global policy consensus to maximize the utility of ICTs for achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She said this while recently delivering her policy statement at the UN General Assembly high level meeting in New York. The meeting was arranged to review the achievements of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) over the past decade. "Today we…Read More

Intl varsities cooperation in S&T is pertinent to achieve SDGs: Dr Ashraf

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article image Sidra Cheema Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Lanzhou University, China have scripted a new chapter of cooperation in order to fortify the SandT endeavors by supplementing each other through various programmes. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formally signed by executives of both the organizations. Lanzhou University delegation is on visit of Pakistan and has affirmed support to Pakistan’s academia and industry. Chairman PSF, Dr Muhammad Ashraf commented on…Read More

Modern research culture must to achieve sustained development

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article image Report By: Furqan Hyder Shaikh No one can deny that nations develop by hard work and sustained research for inviting unique development in their countries. However, a good research is one that has some utility to the development of society and its environment. There is a dire need to promote the research culture in Pakistan so that it could get at par with the developed world. These views were expressed at a one-day consultative workshop on "Policies for Creating Enabling…Read More

ICTs use best global practice to achieve growth

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have already been proven as a vehicle of success for rapid progress in development sectors. The use of ICTs in education, health, agriculture and good governance has become a global best practice and a number of developing countries around Pakistan are already reaping the benefits of this latest revolution. These views were expressed by experts including senior civil servants, faculty members of leading universities of…Read More

Computer industry can help govt achieve target: PCA

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Pakistan computer industry has the potential to assist the government in achieving the set target of $3,774.285 million IT services exports in the next five years through broader consultations among the stakeholders covering tax policy, rationalisation of tax rates and addressing issues of computer hardware industry. While, speaking on the occasion,Munawar Iqbal, President Pakistan Compute Association (PCA) said the tax policy must be drafted in consultation with the industry to maintain…Read More

Critical choices for Pakistan to achieve progress

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STAFF REPORT ISB: South Asian region is in a state of flux with competing economic visions being offered for its future. For Pakistan the critical choices are mostly internal. Focus should be on good governance and economy. This was the gist of the speeches made by speakers at the concluding session of a recently concluded two-day international conference on "Pakistan’s strategic environment: Post 2014".The conference was organised by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute in…Read More