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SIMs sale linked with bio-metric system

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindh High Court has directed completion of biometric system and registration of all SIMs through it till September 5. "SIMs should not be issued until biometric verification to any person," the court ordered to the authorities observing that SIMs are being used in criminal activities. At present mobile phone service operators issue SIMs just on submitting a copy of National Identity Card and in some cases law and order agencies have detected hundreds…Read More

Disaster in Pakistan linked to climate change

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has painful history of disasters that have seriously affected the socio-economic status of the country. Nine out of 10 disasters occurred in the country chiefly due to the climate change and this is increasing with each passing year. If disaster is manageable then there is less loss of life and property. These remarks were ex-pressed by various speakers at a four-day workshop on Advanced Geo-Spatial Disaster Management Techniques. The workshop was arranged by the…Read More

Lack of crop zoning linked with cotton virus attack

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The repeated attacks of cotton leaf curl virus (CLCV) on farms in Pakistan has been linked to the lack of implementation of crop zone management laws thus leading to a gradual increase in intensity of virus attack on the cotton crop."The setting up of new sugar mills and doubling of capacity of running mills covering more areas under sugarcane crop and increased humidity in adjacent localities are regularly creating a favourable environment for virus attack on cotton crop…Read More

Child labour linked to earlier puberty in boys

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Data being presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology/European Congress of Endocrinology started at Florence, Italy, from May 5 show for the first time that boys who are made to work at a young age undergo puberty at an earlier age than their school-attending counterparts.Dr Syed Shakeel Raza Rizvi of Pakistan Museum of Natural History/Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, and his team from the PMAS Arid Agriculture University, RMC and NIH, studied 294…Read More