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Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill

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article image ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous outrage from the opposition parties and constructive criticism by the civil society, the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 has been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and telecommunication. A senate body in Pakistan has approved the bill against cybercrime - which has been widely criticized by the countryand#39;s public as a means to curb human rights and freedom of…Read More

Dr Atta to head UN body on science, technology

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The United Nations has appointed Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman as chairman of the UN committee on Science, Technology and Innovation. Prof. Rahman, who is former federal minister for science and technology, after appointment chaired the first meeting of the committee in Bangkok. The UN Economic Social Commission for Asia and Pacific also held its meeting in Bangkok the same day, says a message received here. A senior official of the International Centre for Che¬…Read More

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Dr Atta to head UN body on science, technology

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The United Nations has appointed Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman as chairman of the UN committee on Science, Technology and Innovation. Prof. Rahman, who is former federal minister for science and technology, after appointment chaired the first meeting of the committee in Bangkok. The UN Economic Social Commission for Asia and Pacific also held its meeting in Bangkok the same day, says a message received here. A senior official of the International Centre for Che­m­…Read More

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Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes. The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations. "Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC…Read More

PRISE body meeting pledges focus on semi-arid economies

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The three-day (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies), PRISE steering committee meeting has recently concluded in Islamabad with a resolve to collaborative efforts to find a sustainable solution for building resilience in semi-arid economies. The delegates condemned Charssada attack and posed confidence in the resilience shown by Pakistani nation, in combating terrorism. PRISE is a five-year, multi-country research project that generates new knowledge about…Read More

PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), Ministry of Science and Technology has accredited the Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) as the first ever public sector Halal Certification Body (HCB) in Pakistan for three years. After the accreditation, PHDA will conduct Halal audit of interested edible producers as per Pakistan Standard, and after the satisfactory report about the utilization of Halal ingredients and production processes as per Islamic law, the PHDA…Read More

MoCC no more headless body, Zahid Hamid takes oath as Federal Minister

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: After being a headless organization for more than 4 months, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) rallied the induction of Zahid Hamid as he took oath as Federal Minister of MoCC. Zahid Hamid academic credentials are quite high as he possesses law degree from Punjab University and Post-Grad degree from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Zahid worked broadly in the field of environmental law and campaigned for environmental conservation. He helped to draft the federal…Read More

MoCC no more headless body, Zahid Hamid takes oath as Federal Minister

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: After being a headless organization for more than 4 months, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) rallied the induction of Zahid Hamid as he took oath as Federal Minister of MoCC. Zahid Hamid academic credentials are quite high as he possesses law degree from Punjab University and Post-Grad degree from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Zahid worked broadly in the field of environmental law and campaigned for environmental conservation. He helped to draft the federal laws…Read More

Higher Education Commission to augment its own testing service body

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article image Staff Report ISD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) is set to launch its own testing service; following the trail of Lahore High Court (LHC) order dated March 2014 in which the private testing body National Testing Service (NTS) was deemed as illegal and HEC was directed to form a new testing service body. The body will be responsible to conduct admission tests of universities, foreign and indigenous scholarship etc. Instead of outsourcing the project of hiring of services of a…Read More

HEC body reviews curriculum of agri engineering

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of HEC’s National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering, to review and update curriculum of Agricultural Engineering, was held at the HEC Centre in Peshawar. Previously, the Agriculture Engineering curriculum was revised and circulated by HEC in 2010. The committee thoroughly reviewed and updated the curriculum at bachelors and masters level including knowledge about latest developments and innovations in the…Read More