Tag: output

HEC for engaging varsities to improve ORIC output

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission’s Innovation Steering Committee has suggested engaging with senior management of universities to improve output of their offices of research, innovation and commercialisation (ORIC). The meeting chaired by Imtiaz Rastgar discussed the monitoring and evaluation process, development of success parameters and outreach and marketing strategy for start-up businesses in universities. Executive Director HEC Dr Arshad Ali was also present at…Read More

Cotton output fall to affect textile exports

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the cotton crop in Pakistan has witnessed sharp reduction in output, textile manufacturers anticipate serious affects on export activities for which they have demand immediate tax holiday on import of cotton. All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) has sent a letter to the finance minister, informing that the cotton crop had miserably failed to meet the industry requirement. There is a shortage of approximately, four million cotton bales compared…Read More

Cotton output fall to affect textile exports

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the cotton crop in Pakistan has witnessed sharp reduction in output, textile manufacturers anticipate serious affects on export activities for which they have demand immediate tax holiday on import of cotton. All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) has sent a letter to the finance minister, informing that the cotton crop had miserably failed to meet the industry requirement. There is a shortage of approximately, four million cotton bales compared to the…Read More

PASTIC moot highlights Digital Content Management for better output

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Digitization of libraries, which are rich of knowledge, is imperative for socio-economic development of a nation as no progress could be made without prompt delivery of information in this age of information technology and global competition. Librarians have an important role to play and they need equip themselves with this latest IT tools to improve their performance. These were the views of experts and classified academicians who spoke during a three-day national…Read More

US academician evaluates AIOU output

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Senior academic member of American San Jose University Mark Adams has lauded the recent initiatives taken by the AIOU for further promoting online distance learning system in Pakistan. The AIOU has done a commendable job in pushing forward bilateral cooperation between the two Universities in the educational sector, particularly in strengthening academic exchanges and capacity- building of their academic staff, he said during his online one-year review interaction with…Read More

Telenor Pakistan output on right track

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Telenor Group has recognises its Pakistani subsidiary as a profit-making and sustainable company saying "We are satisfied with the investment period we have been in Pakistan." President and CEO of Telenor Group, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, in a recent talk with media said that the company has evolved from incurring losses in the first five years, to a profit-making, tax-paying and sustainable entity. The local arm of the European cellular giant constitutes a…Read More

Best scientists to be rewarded for outst and ing output

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The recently held two-day Principal Investigators’ Convention under the "Pak-US National Sciences Linkage Programme (NSLP)" focused on exchange of ideas regarding effective execution and pooling of national assets in addition to updating itself on the status of projects.PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, who is also the Chief Executive of NSLP, Ministry of Food Security and Research Representative Dr. Aslam Gill, Agriculture Consular of US Embassy Richard…Read More

Brazil offers coop to boost bio-fuel output

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The cabinet division has approved the signing of the Protocol of Intensions (PoI) between the governments of Brazil and Pakistan on technical co-operation in agriculture research.According to an official of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFSandR) said that the Cabinet Division had approved the protocol during its last meeting, adding NFSandR and the government of Brazil will sign the protocol in a few days.He said that the main objective of the protocol is…Read More

DAP shortage may hit wheat output

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Wheat sowing may suffer as goods transporters’ strike has badly disturbed the supply of fertilizers across the country.The application of Di Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) is highly recommended at the time of sowing and the sowing of wheat crop may be delayed in major parts of the country, if DAP supplies are not restored immediately, experts says.The said that the DAP supply is disturbed at a time, when wheat sowing across the country has almost completed and now the farmers need…Read More

High input costs may impact wheat output

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article image By Abdul Rasheed Azad via BRAGRICULTURAL EXPERTS have cautioned that the domestic wheat production may decline during Rabi Crop Season 2012-13 on the back of high input costs. According to them, the growers were not ready to dedicate additional land for wheat sowing because of surging prices of fertiliser, electricity and diesel. Therefore, Pakistan is estimated to produce 23 million tons of the food grain in 2012-13.Pakistan has harvested bumper wheat crops for the past four years, with an all-…Read More