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Entrepreneurial Scientists needed in Pakistan

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The entrepreneurial scientist is the new hybrid breed of the researchers who believe in serving society along with academia (Jain, George, & Maltarich, 2009). The country like Pakistan is in a serious need of such scientists and researchers. Pakistan through HEC has achieved great milestones of building research capacity in Pakistan. This capacity constitutes two […]…Read More

Kalabagh Dam is needed against water scarcity: WAPDA chairman

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article image Muzamil Hussain Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) informed a Senate body on the looming water crisis in Pakistan, saying that Kalabagh Dam construction was critical in severe scarcity of water in the country. Highlighting the prerequisite urgent development of water reservoirs, he made these observations while briefed to ‘Senate Forum for Policy Research’ […]…Read More

Textile industry consumes more water than needed

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article image Sustainable water consumption practices in textile sector to address the unruly patterns of resource consumption stressed the experts at a seminar held by World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan The seminar was part of the International Labour and Environmental Standards (ILES) Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union and being implemented by WWF-Pakistan […]…Read More

Vision and sustainable funding needed in Pakistan for Nanotechnology: Dr. Nayfeh

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C2CIIT: Pakistan has the exact level of expert human resource and scientific activity in the field of nanotechnology. A focused national strategy and sustainable funding can make Pakistan one of the leaders in this sector. Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois and Founder and President of NanoSi Advanced Technology, Inc. Dr. Munir H. […]…Read More

Comprehensive conservation initiative needed for protecting vulnerable ecosystems, forests and wildlife of Pakistan

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article image PAKISTAN, LOCATED on the western edge of South Asia represents diverse ecosystems extending from the snow clad mountains in the north, wide river valleys, vast flood plains and deserts criss-crossing the nation with unique coastal ecosystems along her southern and south western borders. Within these vast areas are located different ecosystems with specific forest types and a rich diversity of wildlife. The spectacular natural beauty of the nation draws several tourists around the globe. But…Read More

Skill development needed to combat biosecurity threats

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The fast pace of research in life sciences there is a need to develop skills of scientists and researchers to combat biological threats within the region by providing training on biosecurity, biosafety, pathogen surveillance, and infectious disease surveillance and disaster response. This was the crux of the three-day Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life Sciences Research hosted by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with…Read More

Govt-private coop needed to improve education sector

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Unless the private sector comes in, education problems cannot be solved. No country, especially Pakistan, has the resources to do it on its own. These views were shared by the chairperson of HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, at the National Education Conference on Quality in Higher Education: Issues and Current Practices.’ Ahmed joined a panel discussion on national education policy via video conferencing, responding to the queries posed by participants, largely…Read More

Joint efforts needed to join 5G technologies: PTA chief

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers at a recently held two-day conference on Towards digital economy in Pakistan - building ICT agenda for sustainable development’ have urged the government to finalize the cyber law soon. Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Syed Ismail Shah said, "Purpose of today’s event was to create awareness among the society on information technology." He asked the stakeholder, "Let us work together for…Read More

Sustained, resilient world needed in climate change scenario

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article image SIDRA SAIF ISB: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has said that climate change affects livelihood, water resources, food security besides causing poverty, migration and coastal flooding. "Change in climate can be observed through the warming of hot days and heat waves, and intensity of the precipitation. A small amount of warming is observed, however, its impacts are immense, which shows that if warming increases,…Read More

Effective planning needed to resolve water issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: To mark the World Water Day (WWD), the Planning Commission together with multi-stakeholders has organized a conference to sensitize stakeholders on water issues and related challenges. The conference is organized in collaboration with World Youth Parliament of Water (WYPW), UNESCO, PCRWR, Pakistan Water Partnership, ICIMOD, Economic ECO Science Foundation, ADB and UNICEF. Sardar Tariq, Chief Executive of PWP, said that water is crucially important for the socio-…Read More