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FIA starts action against misuse of social media

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article image ISLAMABAD: Even before the enactment of Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PEC) Act 2016, public bodies have started filing complaints with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against individuals for alleged misuse of social media to defame the organisation and its management. The latest complaint has been filed by Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Lahore against a former employee for using Facebook for "instigating and misleading the…Read More

COMSTECH sanctions 10-year action plan for scientific advancement

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is facilitating the two-day COMSTECH General Assembly in the capital, where delegates from 57 Muslim countries have accumulated to propose a 10-year action plan worth $2.1 billion including initiatives for advancement of science and technology. Participants of the General Assembly mentioned that advancement of science is the best articulation of human capacities and specified that for the same reason, the Muslims researchers had assumed a huge part till sixteenth…Read More

Desertification is target of decade of action innovations

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article image DESERTIFICATION MEANS land degradation in dry lands (arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas) resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities. Land degradation can trigger a cycle of environmental degradation, impoverishment, migration and conflict, often jeopardizing the political stability of affected countries and regions. Populations in dry lands often endure very harsh economic conditions, suffering from low per-capita-income and high infant…Read More

Small farmers seek action against feed mills for charging high rates

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STAFF REPORT PESH: The Poultry Farms Association has demanded of the government to revise rates of feed as per reduction in prices of petroleum products in the country, urging the authorities to take action against feed mills who are charging high rates of poultry feed. "The poultry feed rates were not changed despite the substantial decrease in prices of petroleum products over the past couple of months," said Haji Fazl Malik, PFA KP President, while addressing a news…Read More

Lozanges in action Anti-irritant and Anti-microbial potential

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article image The word lozenge is derived from a word to refer as a diamond i.e a form of Rhombus. It is basically a French word LOSANGE’. About 1000 B.C, the Egyptian used to make from honey flavored with citrus herbs, and spices, which was more curable for the treatment of sore throat. As right from the time of immemorial, there have been a number of remedies and practices are being done to ease strep throat pain. Drinking warm water, beverages such as herbs tea with honey or even just hot water…Read More

Cellcos may face action against misuse of SIMs

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is mulling to launch a crackdown against cellular phone companies, which have issued illegal SIM cards used in recent terrorist acts. According to an official of PTA, the government has directed the cellular companies to block 0.5 million illegal SIM cards or face crackdown against them. He said that intelligence agencies are also trying to catch the former employee of a cellular company, who issued five SIM cards on the name of a woman hailing from…Read More

Strict action decided against major power defaulters

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Power distribution companies, which have a big shortfall in recoveries, are facing the accusation that they have continued to supply electricity to major defaulters despite the piling up of unpaid bills to Rs375 billion over the past many years. "The government has decided to ask NAB to take action against those involved in continuing electricity supply to influential consumers and ensure the recovery of bills," an official said while talking to this scribe. …Read More

Action group opposes seed amendment bill

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Sustainable Agriculture Action Group (SAAG) opposed the federal government’s process to approve the proposed Seed Amendment Bill 2014 and Plant Breeders’ Rights Act. "Representatives from farmers’ network and civil society argued against certain provisions of the amendment bill 2014 particularly those related to seed breeding," said Dr Shahida Zia, a representative from Sustainable Agriculture Action Group (SAAG) at a press conference in Islamabad…Read More

Lozenges in action: Anti-irritant and Anti-microbial potential

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article image The word lozenge is derived from a word to refer as a diamond i.e a form of Rhombus. It is basically a French word LOSANGE’. About 1000 B.C, the Egyptian used to make from honey flavored with citrus herbs, and spices, which was more curable for the treatment of sore throat. As right from the time of immemorial, there have been a number of remedies and practices are being done to ease strep throat pain. Drinking warm water, beverages such as herbs tea with honey or even just hot water with…Read More

Stricter action needed to nip grey trafficking: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman has said that thousands of illegal SIMs have been blocked through the SIM detection system and, 390,000 suspected local IP addresses have also been blocked. She stated this while chairing a follow-up meeting regarding monitoring of grey traffic under ICT arrangements at the Ministry of IT. Federal Secretary for IT Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah, telecom member and senior officials of the…Read More