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Fingerprint database for Punjab Forensic Science Agency

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Home department of Pakistan is investing Rs495 million that is US$7.7 million in developing an Automated Fingerprints Information System (AFIS) for the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) by June 2018, according to a report by Tribune. Initially, 40 AFIS scanners deployed at selected prisons of Punjab to build a database of prison inmates and at […]…Read More

Sindh Environment Protection Agency acts against violators

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Sindh Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) sealed 17 factories for violation of environmental laws. Among those 17 factories, the 7 are in Karachi “The one who violates the law and found polluting or damaging Sindh economy will be punished,” said Director General Baqaullah Unnar of SEPA. SEPA DG Unnar taken charge 2 1/2 months ago said […]…Read More

French agency assures support to a low-carbon Pakistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pascal Pacaut, Director for the Asia Region at the French Agency for Development (AFD), during his recent visit to Pakistan, called on Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid and discussed issues relating to the AFD projects in Pakistan. He also reviewed Pakistan’s commitment and follow up on the Paris climate summit held last year in December. Pacaut mainly discussed the future AFD assistance strategy for Pakistan and issues related to the implementation of the…Read More

Pakistan needs to put in place agency to check hacking

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan does not have an official computer emergency readiness team (CERT) to combat cyber threats and vulnerabilities and this gap is filled by semi-official and privately-run initiatives. One such effort is a CERT team PISA-CERT’, which has recently successfully thwarted a mock cyber attack at the Pakistan Research Centre for Cyber Security while participating in a region-wide annual drill conducted by the Asia Pacific CERT (APCERT). The Japan-based APCERT…Read More

PCRWR, Korean agency to set up water quality institute

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The  Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) is setting up a water quality institute in collaboration with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Islamabad. KOICA will provide a grant of $3 million for the establishment of the institute.According to a press release, the proposed institute would impart training courses at certificate and diploma level to the existing staff associated with water supply agencies as well as to the fresh entrants to…Read More