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Skill university going to become reality; bill passed form NA

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THE MISSION of transforming the National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) into the Skill University is becoming reality as National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education and Professional Trainings approves a bill having aim to establish Pakistan’s first ever national skills university. This project aims to meet the increasing demand for workforce and particularly […]…Read More

NA passes bill to set up Pak Halal Authority

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has passed a bill to establish the Pakistan Halal Authority. This authority would help promote Halal food products trade and capture Pakistan’s share in the trillions of dollars international Halal food business. The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions purposes of imports and exports with foreign countries and inter-provincial trade and commerce in all such articles and processes, which are described or represented as being Halal. The…Read More

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Formation of PHA voiced in NA

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The growing Muslim population in the world has triggered a greater potential in Halal food sector and companies across the globe are emphasizing on it. There is a need for the development of Halal food sector in Pakistan and regulation of halal trade which will boost national economy. The Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA)’ establishment has been voiced in the National Assembly (NA). The much awaited bill on setting up of PHA was moved in NA. The purpose of…Read More

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Formation of PHA voiced in NA

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The growing Muslim population in the world has triggered a greater potential in Halal food sector and companies across the globe are emphasizing on it. There is a need for the development of Halal food sector in Pakistan and regulation of halal trade which will boost national economy. The Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA)’ establishment has been voiced in the National Assembly (NA). The much awaited bill on setting up of PHA was moved in NA. The purpose of establishment…Read More

NA approves Capital University of Science & Technology bill

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article image Staff Report ISD: The National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan`s lower house has approved the bill for the establishment of Capital University of Science and Technology. The university will be run by private sector and the executive Board of Governors (BOG). It is part of leading educational network, Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC). The Capital University of Science and Technology will be a corporate organization having main campus in Islamabad and could establish its sub campuses in various…Read More

NA panel announces to hold public hearing on contentious cybercrime bill next week

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article image Staff Report ISB: The much contentious cybercrime bill that was given approval last month by the NA without of keeping in confidence the stakeholders. The bill became shady in the eyes of multiple fractions of society including civil society, and information technology professionals. The people have severe grievances and are of the view that fundamental right of freedom of opinion will be badly butchered as a result of implementation of this cybercrime bill, therefore, necessary…Read More

NA panel announces to hold public hearing on contentious cybercrime bill next week

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article image Staff Report ISD: The much contentious cybercrime bill that was given approval last month by the NA without of keeping in confidence the stakeholders. The bill became shady in the eyes of multiple fractions of society including civil society, and information technology professionals. The people have severe grievances and are of the view that fundamental right of freedom of opinion will be badly butchered as a result of implementation of this cybercrime bill, therefore, necessary revisions…Read More

NA briefed about lowest spending on S&T sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly Standing Committee has been informed that Pakistan is spending only 0.5 percent of the GDP on scientific research which is lowest in the region. Such low spending is negatively affecting economy and job creation in the country, officials of the Ministry of Science and Technology told the committee. Briefing the committee, which met with Tariq Bashir Cheema in the chair, Secretary SandT Kamran Qureshi alleged that science and technology has been…Read More

NA body approves bill to control grey telephony

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The National Assembly Standing Committee has recently approved the bill about grey trafficking on information technology that is expected to control the grey trafficking that causes the national exchequer billions of rupees annually. The bill will be made into the law during the next session on the issue. Due to the absence of senior officials who are responsible to take over these matters, the bill got delayed for passage into law.The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2010…Read More

NA committee for depts coop to meet water, environment MDGs

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Availability of adequate funds and increased investment is critical for achieving all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Pakistan before 2015 deadline.A high-level meeting of the National Assembly’s special committee on MDGs pressed on need for promotion of watershed management, rainwater harvesting, building up more water reservoirs to meet mounting needs of water of all sectors, particularly agriculture and industry.During his presentation on Progress on MDGS in…Read More