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Agreement to provide 3G services to remote areas of Balochistan signed

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article image MoITT: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said that government was determined to promote digitalization all across the country for increasing outreach and access to financial services to people for sustainable development. The Finance Minister was speaking at the signing ceremony between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Ministry of Information Technology for laying optic fibre at Awaran and Lasbela the contract of which has been by Universal Service Fund to Pak Telecom Mobile…Read More

Govt exploring potential areas for economic development: Rana Tanveer

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article image SIDRA SAIF IBD: Pakistan council for Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with the University of Manchester, UK organised a one-day consultative workshop on "University-Industry Collaborative Interactions: Policy and Practical Implications for Pakistan". Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain presided the occasion and said that government is committed to fill the gap between SandT research and development centres and production sector for…Read More

Concern expressed over land erosion in coastal areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senate Standing Committee, on Planning, Development and reforms has stressed the need for resolving issues of non-conventional security threats of the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. In its recent meeting, the Senate committee discussed the serious issue of sea erosion. Kareem Khawaja, on the occasion said "We need to understand the gravity of issue in the provinces which are facing serious threats of sea intrusion and land erosion". He asked…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

Less developed areas a priority: HEC chief

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad has said that many educational projects in the less developed areas have been initiated with the spirit to enlarge the scope of higher education in the country. He said that recently 50 development projects with the support of present government in Sindh, Balochistan, Fata and AJK have been initiated to provide educational opportunities to the students within the country and those achieving higher education…Read More

PTCL restores communication services in Quake-hit areas

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article image STAFF REPORT PEW: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has restored the communication services in tremor hit zones of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The services were halted due to contingency constraint for few days. An earthquake with an epicenter in the Hindu Kush struck significant parts of Pakistan furthermore influenced specialized base and correspondence joins. PTCL reacted proactively to this national disaster and its committed groups on the ground through their round the…Read More

UNESCO, GoP bonded for improving Girls Education in far flung areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO paired together the Government of Pakistan for the next three years to enhance access to quality learning open doors for essential young ladies in the far flung ranges of the country. To bolster enhanced quality and safe learning conditions for young girls of remote areas, UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan formally propelled in Islamabad the Young Girls Right to Education Program in Pakistan’. The Girls’ Right to Education program which will be…Read More

UNESCO, GoP bonded for improving Girls Education in far flung areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO paired together the Government of Pakistan for the next three years to enhance access to quality learning open doors for essential young ladies in the far flung ranges of the country. To bolster enhanced quality and safe learning conditions for young girls of remote areas, UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan formally propelled in Islamabad the 'Young Girls Right to Education Program in Pakistan'. The Girls' Right to Education program which will be executed…Read More

MoIT committed to develop IT infrastructure in underprivileged areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Korean Exim Bank will guide Pakistan to build state of the art Technology Park in Islamabad Capital Territory. This was revealed by Federal State Minister for Information Technology (MoIT) and Telecommunication, Anusha Rahman while chairing a high level meeting with Baluchistan counterpart Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal. Anusha Rahman apprised during the meeting that tele-centre project’ which was being executed by USF had entered implementation phase and MoIT is…Read More

UAF, SAP committed to identify improvement areas in Seed Policy

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article image STAFF REPOR FSB: The need of crystallizing of stakeholders to brainstorm on Seed related issues had become imperative especially after approval of Amended Seed Act, 2015 by govt. The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP) have formed alliance to hold Pakistan Seed Congress (PSC)’ in order to deliberate pertinent issues on Modern Seed Act, seed policy, seed storage, handling protocols, and to address the issues of researchers and professionals…Read More