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Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project fast heading towards completion First unit to start generation by February 2018

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The strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) is fast heading towards its completion, and is scheduled to start electricity generation with commissioning of its first generating unit by February 2018. NJHP Board of Management (BoM) briefed WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) during a meeting. BoM Chairman Mr. Peter Mason and the members […]…Read More

Heading for water-stress state!t

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Water pollution, discharge of effluents and unsafe drinking factors are a direct threat to human wellbeing and Pakistan’s ecosystem. It’s a national dilemma that while some do not have water to drink, others carelessly waste it in vast quantities. The country depends heavily on annual glacier melts and monsoon rains. Water from these sources flows down the rivers and out to the sea. The country’s total available surface water is about 153 million acre feet (MAF) and the total ground…Read More

Pacific bluefin tuna heading towards extinction

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: The Pacific Bluefin Tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places "unsustainable pressure" on the species and others, a conservation body has warned. The tuna joined the Chinese pufferfish, American eel, Chinese cobra and Australian black grass-dart butterfly on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) "red list" of threatened species. "Each update of this…Read More

Heading towards tackling climate change

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article image Climate change’ is a hot topic around the world. We hear its debates and may have also been unknowingly affected by it at some point of our lives. Some say it’s a myth but most say it’s real. So what is it? And more importantly what are we doing to control it? Climate change is a significant time variation in weather patterns occurring over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. Climate change is caused by increased greenhouse effect which in turn causes global…Read More

Pakistan heading towards meeting targets on Ozone Layer protection

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is fully committed towards global efforts for the conservation of environment and has successfully met 2010 targets through the phasing out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) as set by the Montreal Protocol with aim to reinforce the initiatives being taken for the preservation of the Ozone Layer. Further, the 2015 targets as set for phase-out of Hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) accelerated programme is being met through the implementation of five projects in…Read More

Pakistan fast heading towards becoming CERN associate member

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is fast heading towards becoming associate member of the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) as its capabilities particularly in the area of science and nuclear research have been found satisfactory. Recently a four-member technical team from the CERN, headed by Dr Sergio Bertolucci, has visited Pakistan to assess its capabilities in the field of science and nuclear research. "Pakistan’s nuclear research capability is satisfactory as we…Read More

Pakistan heading to better utilising space technology

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article image Paras AliTHE TREMENDOUS developments in space sector have enabled mankind to probe deeper into space and helped in developing better understanding of the universe. Pakistan has been utilising the applications of space science and technology in various fields."The approval of Pakistan’s Space Vision 2040 has placed the country among the space faring nations," said Chairman SUPARCO, Maj Gen (Retd) Ahmed Bilal while addressing the three-day National Space Conference held here in the…Read More

Heading to professional glory

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article image Abbas Ali Mirza has emerged as a telecom industry’s giant carrying with him long and rich experience in making marketing strategies. After remaining associated with Nortel Networks, he joined Relacom and since 2004 is delivering responsibilities as General Manager. Having the Telecom Engineering degree from NUST Military College of Signals, Abbas has remarkably proved his mettle and earned recognition. Abbas harbours ambitious plans to take the company to envious heights. In an excluseive…Read More