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HOW TO PREPARE FOR NEXT EARTHQUAKE

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By Sidra Saif A large earthquake my jolt Pakistani land in near future. According to media reports the Director General of Pakistan Geological Survey, Dr Imran Ahmed Khan informed the Standing Committee on Petroleum, that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 or higher may hit Pakistan in near future. Another report published by National Institute of Disaster Management, Mumbai, India reveals that due to large activities of Himalaya North plates and Indo-Burmese plates an earthquake of 8.2…Read More

Pakistan aims for $6bln IT exports

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article image ISLAMABAD: The government and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) are aiming to cross information technology exports worth $6 billion by 2020, State Minister for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman Khan said. Talking to newsmen after inauguration of the National Incubation Center, the minister said that the target of $6 billion in IT exports and IT-enabled services will be achieved by registering new companies and getting their financial documents and by creating new opportunities for…Read More

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HEC for engaging varsities to improve ORIC output

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission’s Innovation Steering Committee has suggested engaging with senior management of universities to improve output of their offices of research, innovation and commercialisation (ORIC). The meeting chaired by Imtiaz Rastgar discussed the monitoring and evaluation process, development of success parameters and outreach and marketing strategy for start-up businesses in universities. Executive Director HEC Dr Arshad Ali was also present at…Read More

SSUET wins Water for Pakistan football tourney

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and UNICEF, in close collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Girls Sports Society, has recently organised a football tournament in Karachi. The event was part of their awareness campaign with the youth of the country to raise voice for better water, better jobs in celebration of the World Water Day 2016 and its theme "water and jobs". The tournament was an excellent…Read More

Pakistan a rising market for world firms: German envoy

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: With a young and growing population of nearly 200 million people, Pakistan is an interesting market, which cannot be ignored in the long-run by multinational companies, said German Ambassador to Pakistan. Ina Lapel while recently Inaugurating first office of leading German Technology Company Bosch, she said that latest venture of German giant is an important milestone in our bilateral economic relations with Pakistan. Steven Young, President, Bosch Turkey and…Read More

Modern technologies inevitable for fish production

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A one-day workshop on Fish Culture Techniques’ was held to mark the World Fisheries Day. The emphasize on fish culture and modern techniques was made to boost the fish production and make it a viable and profitable commodity. The speakers apprised the participants that as many as 158 million tons of fish are produced by natural processes and fish farming with more than 50 million people associated with fish industry. Director General, Punjab Fisheries…Read More

Isra University expanding intnl outreach for faculty development

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Isra University dilated upon 3 years effective association with Ball State University, United States aimed at capacity building in Department of Management Sciences, RandD and business outreach. US Consulate General, Brain Heath in association with the referred to the cooperation cited above visited Isra University Hayderabad Campus. The Chancellor Prof DrAsadullahKazi and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. HameedullahKazi communicated their significant appreciation to…Read More

Biomedical engineering can account for various challenges

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The biomedical engineering importance was highlighted in an event Biomedical Engineering Convention’ held by Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) which is most recognized as the prime institution in the cited discipline. The purpose of the convention was to throw light on various aspects of biomedical engineering its career prospects, RandD activities and overall traverse of scientific subjects it involves. Chancellor SSUET, Engineer Muhammad…Read More

Pak-Belarus committed for agri sector development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The official delegates from Republic of Belarus visited the prime agricultural research organization of country i.e. National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) to see the infrastructure and contributions of Pakisatni scientists in agricultural RandD sector. Chairman PARC, Dr Iftikhar Ahmad said on the occasion, "The visit of Belarusian delegation will help to foster the recognition and acknowledgement of NARC at international level as it is the emblem of…Read More

Dr Ghafoor: Ambitious for academia-industry linkage nurturing

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article image Dr Abdul Ghafoor has done Bachelor and Master in Aerospace Engineering from College of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur, Pakistan and University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA respectively. He did his PhD in Robotics from University of Salford, UK. He has worked as a visiting professor in Kings College London and has also been a Fulbright Scholar at University of Florida, USA. Dr Ghafoor research interests include, Grasping and Fine manipulation in Robotics. He has over 50 publications in…Read More