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Need to keep panama disease at bay

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Panama disease of banana is posing a great risk to global banana production in many states. Tropical Race 4 (TR4), which affects Cavendish bananas as well as many other banana cultivars, was confirmed for the first time outside Southeast Asia in Jordan in 2013. This disease has drastically declined the banana production in most of the states. In Pakistan, bananas are majorly produced in the Sindh and Balochistan provinces. Symptoms of Fusarium wilt, including wilting of leaves and vascular…Read More

Need stressed to promote import substitution industries

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STAFF REPORT KHI: There is a desperate need to promote import substitution industries to Pakistan in order to save valuable foreign exchange, said member of National Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises (NCSME) Zulfikar Thaver. "We are importing vast range of items, although some of them are manufactured in Pakistan and the domestic industry is facing very tough competition. Other items which are imported can be manufactured in Pakistan and every effort must be made to promote…Read More

Need to develop production technology of Rosemary

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Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family that is related to mint. Its Latin name, Rosmarinusofficinalis, means "dew of the sea" and rosemary is most closely associated with the cooking and treatments of different diseases. Its leaves look like flat pine-tree needles, deep green in color on top while silver-white on their underside. Rosemary is one of those wonderful herbs that make a beautiful ornamental plant as well as a welcome culinary…Read More

Need stressed to promote import substitution industries

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: There is a desperate need to promote import substitution industries to Pakistan in order to save valuable foreign exchange, said member of National Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises (NCSME) Zulfikar Thaver. "We are importing vast range of items, although some of them are manufactured in Pakistan and the domestic industry is facing very tough competition. Other items which are imported can be manufactured in Pakistan and every effort must be made to promote…Read More

Need to remove gender disparity in science

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Despite many good intentions and initiatives taken by the decision makers towards popularizing higher education in Pakistan, gender inequality is still rife in science. Although there are more female than male undergraduate and graduate students, there are relatively few female full professors and scientists. The present state of quantitative knowledge of gender disparities in science has been shaped primarily by anecdotal reports and studies that are highly localized and monodisciplinary.…Read More

Need to prioritise education, research on climate change

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Pakistan is facing not only a climate change crisis but also threats to sustainability on all fronts. Though the country has only meager percentage towards releasing green house gases, global warming and environment pollution, yet the price it is paying is too high in terms of change in annual whether cycle, floods, land erosion, damage to crops as well as properties, dangers to ecosystem and biodiversity. The government as an attempt to resolve the issue a couple of years back had devolved…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

Need based research projects can open up international funding opportunities: Dr Ashraf

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article image Ahsan Jamil THE PROJECT formulation implies to activities aimed at defining specific objectives that have defined timeframe within a defined budget. Pakistan is bestowed with eminent scientists, scholars, researchers and brains that can convolute for not only pinpointing the challenges horrifying the socio-economic dynamics of the country but also in surfacing pragmatic and viable solutions through multidisciplinary approach. This was expressed by the speakers of Project…Read More

Need to popularise ICTs use in schools

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INFORMATION AND Communication Technologies (ICTs) like internet, television, radio, mobile, networks, are the major phenomena around which the whole fabric of modern technology revolves. However, since the start of the 21st century, the education field is confronted with several multiple social, cultural, technical and economical problems. The educational technology helps in eradicating these problems by developing new ways, models and technologies in order to facilitate performance of…Read More

Need for environmental conservation stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A seminar on "World Environment Day" was conducted by Capital Development Authority aiming at discussing climate change impacts that are continuously hurling on the country causing serious damage to biodiversity, infrastructure and also sabotaging the efforts of sustainable development. Planning Commission Water Resources Chief Naseer Ahmed Gillani said while addressing to the seminar that Pakistan was facing a mammoth loss of around $24 billion as a…Read More