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YouTube accessible despite regular ban

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: After a ban of almost three years, video sharing website Youtube is now accessible in many parts of the country despite ban on the website. The cities where the site is operational include Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan since September, 2012, when the website management turned down the Pakistani government’s request to block the blasphemous video Innocence of Muslims’ for local viewership. However, the Pakistan…Read More

Govt. dispels rumors of ban on renewable energy

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article image Staff Report KHI: In a meeting recently held between Khawaja Asif, Federal Minister for Water and Power and Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Minister for Finance and Energy, pertaining to energy issues particularly on clarification of barring solar and wind power projects which was reported earlier on. Khawaja Asif dispelled the rumors of banning projects on renewable energy and elucidated that Federal Government was focusing towards curbing energy crisis and is a strong proponent for consumption…Read More

Khawaja dispels rumors of ban on renewable energy projects

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article image Staff Report KHI: In a meeting recently held between Khawaja Asif, Federal Minister for Water and Power and Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Minister for Finance and Energypertaining to energy issues particularly on clarification of barring solar and wind power projects which was reported earlier on. Khawaja Asif dispelled the rumors of banning projects on renewable energy and elucidated that Federal Government was focusing towards curbing energy crisis and is a strong proponent for consumption of…Read More

Govt set to import cotton seeds despite ban

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The federal government is opening doors for introducing various varieties of cotton seeds produced by foreign firms despite a ban on their import. The Plant Quarantine Act 1976 prohibits the import of any kind of cotton seed, both genetically modified (GMO) and non-genetically modified. The Act also prohibits the import of cotton from America and states. "American cotton shall not be imported into Pakistan by any means except with a special permission. No…Read More

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Ban on harmful textile chemicals demanded

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A strict legislation to stop the use of restricted chemicals and dyes in Pakistan’s textile industry should be brought about in order to control environment degradation. These views were expressed at a recently held Pakistan’s global textile conference on resource efficiency. The conference was organized by the Training and Development Centers of the Bavarian Employers’ Associations (bfz gGmbH), one of the largest private providers of vocational training in…Read More

France puts ban on Pak students for doctoral studies

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STAFF REPORT ISB: In a surprising move, France has banned Pakistani students from pursuing doctoral level studies in the field of Nuclear Science, Agriculture and Dairy. "We have been informed that the French government has slapped ban on Pakistani students for getting doctoral level studies in the fields of nuclear science, agriculture and dairy sectors," Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed has informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Education…Read More

Adopting world st and ards can avoid EU ban on mango

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The government, private sector and all stakeholders need to join hands and work collectively to address the challenges confronted by the horticulture sector of Pakistan. KCCI President Abdullah Zaki has expressed while speaking at a EU-funded Public Private Dialogue (PPD) on Enhancing competitiveness and exports of kinnow and mango’. He appreciated the efforts being made by ITC, PITAD in collaboration with the EU towards disseminating TRTA II exclusively for…Read More

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Ban on YouTube likely to be scraped soon

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The ban on YouTube may be lifted in Pakistanis in near future as the newly installed government has declared it as one of its top priorities to restore YouTube with proper filtration of blasphemous and pornographic contenand through assertive talks with Google.Pakistan had banned YouTube on September 17, 2012 after the site hosted clips from a sacrilegious film deemed blasphemous by Muslims across the world. The film, Innocence of Muslims’ triggered massive street protests in…Read More

Ban on SIMs retail sale to cost cellulars Rs.35b/year

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s cellular firms would likely to incur a major revenue loss to the tune of Rs. 35 billion annually chiefly due to the ban slapped on the sale of new SIMs through retailers network. Citing a source in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the paper reported that new sales fell by 75 percent, which translated into Rs. 4 billion as loss in revenues for five cellular operators in last two months. Additionally, the government earned 29 percent less revenues during the…Read More

Other side of SIMs retail sale ban

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DEVISING SHALLOW and immature policies has always been the privilege’ of the state authorities in one way or the other, apparently to benefit some quarters or individuals, or due to lack of the required level of vision. But the common man of this country has to bear the brunt of all this misgovernance. This time the axe falls on the poor retailers of telecom industry whom the authorities have left in the lurch by slapping ban on SIMs sale at retail points thus allowing the mobile phone…Read More

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