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Rs100m approved for each public sector university in Sindh

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Keeping in view the financial problems of 19 public sector universities, the Sindh government has approved a grant of Rs1.9 billion for completion of their development schemes. Secretary to Chief Minister for Universities and Board Iqbal Durani held a meeting with the vice chancellors of public universities in Karachi to review their on-going schemes. During the meeting, the VCs told the secretary that they were facing acute shortage of funds to complete their schemes.…Read More

Establishment of CUST approved by Senate

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STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University. "The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but…Read More

Establishment of CUST approved by Senate

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University. "The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but…Read More

Science Talent Farming Scheme approved

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) was recently held which was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal. Various development projects were approved in the meeting. The major deliberation for SandT promotion was compacted in the meeting as Vision 2025 Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) was approved by the CDWP. The programme is expected to benefit 1800 students. The projected cost of the project is Rs.1.395…Read More

1,400MW Thar coal-based project approved

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) approved the project to setup coal power plants in Thar. The project entails four units of coal power plants that will generate 350MW each and 1400MW accumulative. The project aims at utilization of coal resources to account for energy crisis in the country. The project will be established by Chinese company Shanghai Electric Group Company. The approval was given in the 101st board meeting of the PPIB that was chaired by…Read More

Science Talent Farming Scheme approved

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:A meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) was recently held which was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal. Various development projects were approved in the meeting. The major deliberation for SandT promotion was compacted in the meeting as Vision 2025 Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) was approved by the CDWP. The programme is expected to benefit 1800 students. The projected cost of the project is Rs.1.395 billion…Read More

Contentious Seed Amendment Bill approved

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The much controversial Seed Amendment Bill 2015 got approved by Senate Committee. Earlier, the technical experts, agriculture scientists, nutritionists, medical practitioners, farmers, lawyers, and civil society had already stated their contentions on the said bill as it allows import and commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops that have adverse impacts on human health and the environment. As per critics the law is approved despite severe resistance from…Read More

Contentious Seed Amendment Bill approved

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article image Staff Report ISB: The much controversial Seed Amendment Bill 2015 got approved by Senate Committee. Earlier, the technical experts, agriculture scientists, nutritionists, medical practitioners, farmers, lawyers, and civil society had already stated their contentions on the said bill as it allows import and commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops that have adverse impacts on human health and the environment. As per critics the law is approved despite severe resistance from…Read More

Capital University of S&T bill approved

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Staff Report ISB: The National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan`s lower house has approved the bill for the establishment of Capital University of Science and Technology. The university will be run by private sector and the executive Board of Governors (BOG). It is part of leading educational network, Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC). The Capital University of Science and Technology will be a corporate organization having main campus in Islamabad and could establish its sub campuses in various…Read More

Mega project approved for UVAS

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Planning Commission of Pakistan has approved a mega development project of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Lahore. The project titled "Enhancement of Research Facilities at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore’s Ravi Campus, Pattoki " will be completed in three years at a cost of Rs980 million.The project envisages development of a hi-tech Central Laboratory Complex linked with on-site research centres for…Read More