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Startup Weekend Lahore Ed-Innovation 2016 attracts over 130 education innovators

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article image LAHORE: LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with Ilm Ideas 2 and Techstars, organized a themed Startup Weekend event at LUMS to scout and support innovators looking to address the enrollment, retention and learning outcome challenges in the education sector of Pakistan. The event started with Dr. Zartash Afzal Uzmi, LUMS faculty member and facilitator for Startup Weekend Lahore, commencing the proceedings and opening remarks…Read More

CIIT world conference attracts IT community

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The three-day international conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT-2015),' recently organised by the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), generated tremendous interest in the IT community, providing an opportunity to researchers from around the world to share the latest breakthroughs in the field. The hallmark of the conference was the Best IT Innovation Award (BITA)’ with prize money of Rs1 million for the best innovative idea…Read More

Renewable energy sector attracts billions in investment

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The renewable energy sector has attracted foreign investment of over $3 billion during the last year, indicating investment potential of this sector in the country. "Pakistan has become a choice investment destination for private investors mainly due the potential, a robust policy framework, lucrative tariff structures and bankable security documents," said Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) Chief Executive Officer Amjad Ali Awan while talking to media…Read More

Warid attracts NBP, BAFL for payment solutions

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Warid, the leading telecom company of Pakistan has signed agreement with Bank Alfalah Limited (BAFL) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in order to foster the financial ecosystem of the country. According to the agreement a National Ecosystem for digital financial services will be developed to host National services including P2G and G2P. This will enable customers to perform transactions through services like Mobile Paisa. The official MoU signing ceremony was held…Read More

Warid attracts NBP, BAFL for payment solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Warid, the leading telecom company of Pakistan has signed agreement with Bank Alfalah Limited (BAFL) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in order to foster the financial ecosystem of the country. According to the agreement a National Ecosystem for digital financial services will be developed to host National services including P2G and G2P. This will enable customers to perform transactions through services like Mobile Paisa. The official MoU signing ceremony was held…Read More

Karachi book fair attracts large visitors

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Massive turnout was witnessed during the fourth-day of 10th International Book Fair in Karachi as students along with their parents took advantage of the holiday and came out in large number to visit the event. The event was organised by Pakistan Book Sellers and Publishers Association. The visitors went to several stalls in the fair and took interest in the books displayed. Parents also applauded the efforts of the event organisers and said that they wait for this…Read More

Mini expo attracts young entrepreneurs from Islamabad

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STAFF REPORT ISB: With an aim to boost self-starters, the Mini Expo 2014 has recently been organized in Islamabad by Minerva, a social youth enterprise, to encourage small scale and home based entrepreneurs who had been marketing digitally only. "This Expo offered a platform to step out of their comfort zones, to reach a wider and real-time audience, to give them chance to explore the market, face the competitors, and go home with a great deal of learning" said Minerva’s CEO…Read More

Nature Carnival of WWF attracts visitors from twin cities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The recently arranged Annual Travelling Nature Carnival of the World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF - Pakistan) pulled a large number of visitors from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Purpose of the event was to create awareness about conservation of nature among students and general public through interactive games and competitions. Students from as many as 100 educational institutions of various cities including Rawalpindi, Islamabad Abbotabad,…Read More

Science and technology exhibition at Youth Festival attracts large visitors

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article image SIDRA CHEEMA THE YOUTH Festival held recently at the Expo Centre in the Punjab’s metropolis has turned out to be a grand event of the province as it has become a major platform to showcase as well assess the level of talents of the young minds in various fields especially science and technology with innovations. The grand science and technology exhibition, the major segment of the Youth Festival, was organized under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology, which pulled a…Read More

Raast Islamic Banking attracts Rs14b deposits

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Bank of Khyber Raast Islamic Banking was started in 2003 and now it is enjoying the confidence of masses by having more than Rs. 14 billion deposits in its Branches and has also awarded financial facilities amounting to more than Rs. 8 billion and due to general public confidence our Islamic Banking Group assets are more than Rs. 23 billion. "Our Raast Islamic Banking Branch profit for the period of January-November 2013 is Rs. 378 million which will increase in…Read More