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50 foreign firms to showcase latest tech in Lahore

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The expected participation of at least 50 foreign companies in the upcoming China Agro Chemical (CAC) Summit shows their interest in the agricultural potential of Pakistan, said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad. The summit, scheduled to be held on May 9 and 10 in Lahore, is expected to be attended by representatives of Indian, Chinese, Iranian and Egyptian companies. "This would add another chapter of success…Read More

Health Diplomacy-advancing health & foreign policy

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article image "Health is today a growing concern in foreign policy" - Dr. Margaret Chan Health is on the radar of foreign policy since it is connected to three global agendas i.e. security, economy, and social justice. Over the past decade, countries around the world have progressively acknowledged the significance of linking their foreign policy efforts and their work on health. Various events around the globe have contributed to the development of the field of "Health Diplomacy&…Read More

Need to attract foreign IT investments

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Following the launch of 3G and 4G technologies in Pakistan, the local IT and telecom market has been wide open to the world of business giants. Fresh statistics reveal that not only the international business groups have started turning up to the local IT and telecom sector with multiple working initiatives and joint ventures with local companies but also it has promoted the environment of entrepreneurial ecosystem. The 3G and 4G technologies, introduction of high speed broadband,…Read More

Foreign faculty rejoins GCU school

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The foreign faculty, which had left the Government College University’s doctoral school Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (GCU-ASSMS) last year, has rejoined. European Mathematical Society (EMS) Committee for Developing Countries President Professor Michel Waldschmidt has recently visited the doctoral school in Lahore to review and assist in the revival of its academic and research activities as ASSMS previously enjoyed the status of Emerging Regional Centre…Read More

MUET emboldens cooperation with foreign varsity

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article image STAFF REPORT JAMSHORO: The joint research and development initiatives can extend academia`s outreach and research productivity significantly. An important advancement took place as Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) and University of Utah, the USA signed a formal agreement under the shadow of US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies on Water. The partnership aims at mollifying Pakistan`s rising water scarcity issue through imperative solutions produced by enhancing…Read More

MUET emboldens cooperation with foreign varsity

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article image STAFF REPORT JAMSHORO: The joint research and development initiatives can extend academia`s outreach and research productivity significantly. An important advancement took place as Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) and University of Utah, USA signed formal agreement under the shadow of US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies on Water. The partnership aims at mollifying Pakistan`s rising water scarcity issue through imperative solutions produced by enhancing RandD…Read More

Science diplomacy – new mode of foreign policy in the 21st century

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article image HISTORICALLY, foreign policy can be assumed to have emerged when contacts between the earliest human societies took place. It refers to the actions sovereign states take towards each other. It is significant to note that these actions generally are not taken as ends in themselves but are joined in some way to larger principle from long run aspirations to more immediate aims that national leaders hope to achieve in their dealings with other countries. Sometimes the two terms, foreign…Read More

Buksh joins hands with foreign firms for renewable energy

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Foreign firms along with a local company Buksh Energy have recently agreed to invest around $400 million in Punjab to generate 200 megawatts of electricity through renewable sources. "We are waiting only for a final policy from the Punjab government to generate 200MW via renewable power solutions, in particular wind energy, which will immediately bring foreign investment worth $400 million in the country," said Buksh Energy Chief Executive Asim Buksh told media…Read More

Speakers for exploiting IT to tap foreign markets potential

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Speakers at a seminar said that Pakistan can generate huge revenue by tapping the international markets through information technology thereby alleviating poverty and raising living standard of the people. "The world had become global village because of technological advancement," said UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad while chairing the inaugural session of a seminar titled emerging technologies and trends in computer sciences’ in Faisalabad. The…Read More

HEC awarded 2528 foreign, 4108 local scholarships

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded 2,528 foreign, 4,108 indigenous scholarships to various scholars during the last five years, said an official of Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education. "The HEC has sent 4,204 scholars to abroad and also extended financial assistance to 8,178 students under different need based programmes in last five years," said the official. He said that 1,432 foreign scholarships including 238…Read More