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HEC seeks France help for new incubation centres

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: French Ambassador Martine Dorance has recently visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat and met with the commission’s chairman, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed. The ambassador was accompanied by Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Andre de Bussy. Dr Ahmed briefed the Ambassador regarding achievements made by the HEC since its inception, as well as future projects planned by the commission to make higher education accessible in all regions…Read More

Balochistan seeks centres help for farm sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Balochistan has sought the federal government’s support to meet 50 per cent cost of agricultural development projects in the province. Balochistan Agriculture Minister Aslam Bizenjo raised this issued during a recently held meeting of the ministry of national food security and research in Islamabad. On the occasion, he briefed Federal Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on the needs for the development of agriculture in the province,…Read More

COMSATS network of S and T centres strengthened

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STAFF REPORTER ISB: The Comsats Coordinating Council, while formally approving inclusion of Tunisia’s Water Research and Technologies Centre of Borj-Cedria (CERTE) as the 19th member of the COMSATS’ Network of International SandT Centres of Excellence, has taken various strategic decisions in connection with its international programmes and projects. The decision to this effect was taken during the 17th two-day meeting of the Coordinating Council recently concluded in Tehran, says a…Read More

More irradiation centres in US to help mango exporters

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Plans to establish more irradiation centres in United States southern states would benefit Pakistani mango exporters and brighten chances of enhanced mango exports to that country.According to procedure, the shipments first go to Chicago from where these are transported to Sadex Corporation in Siouk City in Western Iowa for electron beam irradiation and then distributed from Iowa to other states."Once the irradiation units increase, automatically prices for irradiation…Read More

On call centres, IT industry and govt policies

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article image By Faryal NajeebTell me a little about TRG.TRG is an information technology (IT) services company which was established in 2002. The company was founded by Pakistani entrepreneurs based in the United States. The idea was to jump start the call centre services in Pakistan. I would say, there are two ways to establish a business; either you start from scratch or you buy already established companies. Our idea was to establish a business process outsourcing (BPO) service firm by acquiring already…Read More