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1m cell numbers blocked to curb grey trafficking

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in its efforts to eradicate menace of illegal call termination, has identified over one million mobile numbers and subsequently blocked them.PTA regularly identifies mobile SIMs being used in termination of grey traffic in the country. A latest annual report of PTA last week said the Authority remained determined to tackle this issue by introducing a number of important measures over the years.Some of them include Monitoring and…Read More

PARC endeavors to curb pesticides residues impacts

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Steering Committee of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) was recently held. The meeting was aimed at project of National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan. Seerat Asghar, Federal Secretary of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR) chaired the meeting. He said that pesticides residues were causing adverse impacts on human health as well badly affecting the export of food products particularly fruits and vegetables.…Read More

PARC endeavors to curb Pesticides Residues impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Steering Committee of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) was recently held. The meeting was aimed at project of National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan. Seerat Asghar, Federal Secretary of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR) chaired the meeting. He said that pesticides residues were causing adverse impacts on human health as well badly affecting the export of food products particularly fruits and vegetables.…Read More

BOARD OF INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION KARACHI FINDS SOLUTION TO CURB CHEATING DURING EXAMS

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) in an attempt to curtail cheating in exams has introduced bar-coded admit cards for more than 225,000 students that will take Higher Secondary School Certificate exams starting from 28th April, 2015. Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, Chairman BIEK, briefed in a press conference that the initiative has been taken keeping in view escalating concerns pertaining to cheating, forgery during examinations. " The students admit cards will…Read More

PTA blocks IP addresses, SIMs to curb grey traffic

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: As part of its crackdown on grey traffic’, the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has blocked more than 200,000 internet protocol (IP) addresses, 1,382 mobile SIMs, and 3,160 phones/devices through their IMEI numbers during the past month. According to details, the authority has begun monitoring grey traffic since early October and is blocking IP addresses automatically when they are not in the PTA whitelist. As part of the effort, the existing whitelist has…Read More