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No compromise on higher education

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article image ISLAMABAD-The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan organized 6th meeting of all the Accreditation Councils to discuss various accreditation issues pertaining to different disciplines, universities and their campuses. While chairing the meeting, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed stressed the need for close coordination and joint effort to ensure quality of higher education in the country. "The two most important issues facing the higher education sector…Read More

No chance of food shortage in Pakistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Parliamentary Secretary for National Food Security and Research Rajab Ali Baloch has recently told the National Assembly there is no chance of food shortages in next few years as the country enjoying sufficient food reserves. During the question hour in the House, he said that there is no proposal under consideration of the government to introduce agricultural reforms in the country as agriculture department has transferred to the provinces after 18th amendment. &…Read More

No danger of nuclear leaks from K2, K3

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article image ALI RAZA KHI: The nuclear plants planned to be built near Karachi are according to the latest designs, with radiation control devices installed and that there would be no danger of nuclear leaks from the plants. Dr. Ansar Parvez, former chairperson Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and advisor to the National Command Authority and PAEC, said this during a detailed presentation on the K2 and K3 nuclear power plants that are going to be built with the assistance of China. The…Read More

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No energy security possible without Kalabagh Dam

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Patron of Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Dr Shahid Rasheed Butt has said delay in construction of Kalabagh Dam (KBD) is threatening the whole population and compromising the existence of country. Early construction of KBD is in the best interest of the country and generations to come therefore politicians should take the decision in the national interest. Talking to former central chairman APCNGA Pervaiz Khan Khattak, President Punjab Forum Baig Raj and…Read More

No quality check at seaports for steel products

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s all-important construction industry is by and large using substandard steel products imported in recent months. According to industry sources, during 2014 approximately 0.25 million tons of steel billets, bars, wire rods and flat sheets were imported. Industry sources claimed that the quality of the imported steel was not being tested by the PSQCA and Customs on the country’s seaports. "The goods are cleared on the basis of PSQCA’s temporary…Read More

No science culture

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PAKISTAN’S first Nobel Laureate, Prof Abdus Salam, constantly lamented our failure to promote science. His contributions to theoretical physics apart, he was a powerful advocate of science and research. For decades, even after he had left Pakistan in protest, Salam’s love for his homeland and concern for his government’s failure to promote science was undiminished. He continued to plead the case for science through his speeches, writings and the institutions he founded, till he died in…Read More

Chinas Xiaomi Rises to Become No. 3 Smartphone Maker

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article image China's Xiaomi became the third largest smartphone maker in the world and the fifth largest maker of mobile phones in the third quarter of this year. "Xiaomi's Android smartphone models are wildly popular in the Chinese market and it shifts millions of them every quarter through its extensive online and operator channels," said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics. The company shipped 18 million smartphones in the three months to the end of September, up…Read More

No law exists to control cyber crimes

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STAFF REPORT LHR: National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) of FIA is dealing with the cases related to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Skype, Yahoo, etc). This is main reason that criminals involved in information stealing, blackmailing, threatening and harassing on social media escape any action. According to a report of internet rights group "Bytes for All", approximately 32 million of the country total 200 million population use the internet and majority of…Read More

No local university among top 100 world varsities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Not a single engineering university of Pakistan ranks among the top 100 universities of the world; however, efforts are underway to get full membership of "Washington Accord" for international qualification, after which engineering degree would be recognised world-wide. This was revealed by Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Abdul Qadir Shah while briefing the NA Committee on SandT. "Only one university of the country - NUST - is among the top…Read More

Energy sources: No efficient use as yet

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WE have been in deep energy crisis for quite some time now, and yet there is no wake-up call for efficiency. How is it possible that we are suffering so much and still not ready to look at our problems?Natural gas, being our mainstay, must be used efficiently. However, neither industries nor large building complexes have taken adequate steps to help save gas and thus reduce gas cuts to the minimum.We still find numerous industries operating gas-fired boilers to generate steam and hot water for…Read More