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Decision Support Systems: A new intervention in agriculture

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article image Decision support systems in agriculture Decision support system (DSS) is a computer based tool which provides prediction of crop yield under specific scenario on the basis of crop production data (obtained by field experiments), climatic and environmental historical by using basic inputs from the decision maker that can help the user to make a fair […]…Read More

Punjab Gov takes back decision of 19.5% internet tax hike

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STAFF REPPORT LHR: The Punjab Government has reversed the decision of imposition of 19.5% tax on internet after facing much rebuttal from stakeholders including cyber merchants, telecommunication companies, broadband and ICT companies, students and various corporate circles. Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab announced this in a meeting held on the issue. The Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif was very vocal in addressing the Punjab Government to reverse…Read More

Punjab Gov takes back decision of 19.5% internet tax hike

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article image STAFF REPPORT LHR: The Punjab Government has reversed the decision of imposition of 19.5% tax on internet after facing much rebuttal from stakeholders including cyber merchants, telecommunication companies, broadband and ICT companies, students and various corporate circles. Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab announced this in a meeting held on the issue. The Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif was very vocal in addressing the Punjab Government to reverse…Read More

Consultative group of experts formed for viable decision making on Climate Change

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to efficiently monitor the climate variabilities and mull strategies and policies accordingly; Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has decided to establish a consultative group consisting of high level experts. The junction of experts will act as think tank and assist the Ministry in various copious climate change motivated issues to devise strategies and abet in decision making. Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister of Climate Change had issued directives…Read More

Consultative group of experts formed for viable decision making on Climate Change

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to efficiently monitor the climate variabilities and mull strategies and policies accordingly; Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has decided to establish a consultative group consisting of high level experts. The junction of experts will act as think tank and assist the Ministry in various copious climate change motivated issues to devise strategies and abet in decision making. Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister of Climate Change had issued directives for…Read More

PCSIR in dire straits after govt wrong decision

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The PCSIR, the country’s most prestigious scientific research institution in the public sector, has been in desperate financial straits as the federal government has withdrawn its right to spend its self-generated income on research. According to sources, the test and analysis work that has been the laboratory’s only income generating resource for decades has literally come to a standstill since March hisas there is no money to buy chemicals or repair equipment.The…Read More

Health Info Systems for policy and decision making

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To provide optimal care, healthcare institutions need timely patient information from various sources at the point-of-care, and need a comprehensive, complete and fully functional system to fulfill all these needs. Reliable and timely health information is an important element in health information system development. Collection of pertinent data and its related analysis to provide compulsory evidence for assessing the development and performance of health systems at national and sub-…Read More

BP Auto industry appreciates hybrid cars decision

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The business community welcomed the government’s decision to exempt hybrid cars from taxes, saying it would lead to a trimmed oil import bill besides promoting pollution-free environment in the country."Not only will the decision reduce Pakistan’s oil import bill, but will also be a positive step towards improving the environment," remarked a senior official of a leading car manufacturing company while on Monday.He said import of hybrid cars would also help…Read More

Good decision, at last!

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THE GOVERNMENT has recently given a four-year extension in service to Dr. Imtinan Qureshi as executive director COMSATS - an government-run institute established in 1994. Dr. Qureshi, having over 30-year rich experience especially in the field of scientific research, teaching and administration while remaining as Chief Scientist in Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, is the holder of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz conferred on him in 2004 on the basis of scientific productivity in nuclear physics research.…Read More

Sane decision, at least this time!

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FOR THE last couple of years uptil recent past, the agriculture sector witnessed a hectic series of activities on the part of both the government and the multinational companies particularly Monsanto for the adaptation of Bt cotton seed in Pakistan. However, dismal results came out of the on-ground experiments done ultimately forced the government to shut the door on the Bt cotton seed. Opponents of the government’s decision argue that Monsanto had signed such an agreement with China 1996,…Read More