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Innovation in giving education returns to Pakistan

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article image Would you explain the Reading Room Project? Marshall Chaudhri: At the Reading Room Project (RRP), we build engineering based learning system for low income students. We provide a quality-based learning environment to innate concept masterminding. Moreover the project delivers computer literacy to students from low-income families less than 1$/per day for free, by bringing its own resources, curriculum and, most prominently, its own method of implementation into a public school. The…Read More

MoITT barred from giving contract to default firms

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MONITORING REPORT: Rising to the situation, the Standing Committee of Senate on IT has halted the ministry from awarding any contract to those telecom companies which are still unable to pay off their outstanding government dues.IT Secretary Farooq Awan informed the committee at a recently held meeting of the standing committee that the award of contract to telecom operators was the responsibility of PTA.He informed the committee that giving a contract to a government default firm was the…Read More

Markhor giving new life to wildlife in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that the markhor - a majestic wild goat species - is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to the continued conservation efforts. The WCS-led community surveys have revealed that markhor population in northern Pakistan's Kargah region in Gilgit-Baltistan has increased from a low of approximately 40-50 individuals in 1991 to roughly 300 this year.These community surveys suggest that the total markhor population where…Read More

Cotton-a major cash giving but world’s ‘dirtiest’ crop

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article image By Naseem SheikhCOTTON IS considered the world's 'dirtiest' crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Cotton covers 2.5 per cect of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16 per cent of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop.Cotton, one of the most water and pesticide intensive agricultural commodity, is responsible for significant adverse impacts on human and animal (livestock) health, natural resources such as…Read More