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No quality check at seaports for steel products

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s all-important construction industry is by and large using substandard steel products imported in recent months. According to industry sources, during 2014 approximately 0.25 million tons of steel billets, bars, wire rods and flat sheets were imported. Industry sources claimed that the quality of the imported steel was not being tested by the PSQCA and Customs on the country’s seaports. "The goods are cleared on the basis of PSQCA’s temporary…Read More

Check on mercury amalgam stressed to save environment

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Mercury emitted from dental amalgam badly affects human beings, aquatic and terrestrial animals, micro-organisms, plants and the entire environment, said Dr. M. Khawaja from SDPI while speaking at a global meeting of experts on "South, South-East Asian Summit for Mercury Free Dentistry". Asian Center for Environmental Health has recently organized the meeting in Dhaka in association with World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) and Washington…Read More

Speakers call for examining local conflicts to check radicalisation

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The participants at a national consultation on Research and Teaching of Conflict Studies and Conflicts in Pakistan’ have emphasized to examine the local conflicts in order to eradicate the rising radicalisation of the society.The event was organised by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS).They stressed to introduce local conflict studies as a subject in all universities of Pakistan. During the meeting, IUCPSS and I-SAPS agreed to develop five local case…Read More

SUPARCO, EPD to check pollution through satellite

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) Punjab has joined hands with SUPARCO for satellite monitoring of air quality and identification of problematic areas in big cities of the province. According to sources, if executed, the project would provide an effective tool to the toothless department for twisting arms of polluters. In the first phase, SUPARCO will collect real time data of all brick kilns operated in and around the provincial metropolis. SUPARCO will…Read More

Pakistan needs to put in place agency to check hacking

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan does not have an official computer emergency readiness team (CERT) to combat cyber threats and vulnerabilities and this gap is filled by semi-official and privately-run initiatives. One such effort is a CERT team PISA-CERT’, which has recently successfully thwarted a mock cyber attack at the Pakistan Research Centre for Cyber Security while participating in a region-wide annual drill conducted by the Asia Pacific CERT (APCERT). The Japan-based APCERT…Read More

Moot for tight check on illegal fishing nets used

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Piracy at sea, growing oil shipments and illegal fishing have imperilled the marine life, which need the government’s attention to protect the fast depleting ecology, marine experts said at a recently held workshop.The event was organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-P) on Sustainable Marine Resources’ called for a "robust" management system to ensure conservation of marine resources against various threats.In his presentation, Technical…Read More