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Food security policy ready for legislation

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Food Security Policy from the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is ready with its first draft for consultation with provincial partners and Cabinet for discussion. Dr. Yusuf Zafar Chairman PARC said during 8th Meeting of Inter Provincial Research Coordination Committee (IPARCC) occurred at PARC Headquarters in Islamabad. Dr. Yusuf Zafar explained the members of meeting […]…Read More

Recommendations for Pakistans National Water Policy Framework: HF

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article image C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security.…Read More

PITB discusses different issues for the Punjab ICT Policy

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article image LAHORE: TechHub Connect, a project by the Entrepreneurial Wing of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has jointly held a focus group discussion with collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to discuss the challenges faced by incubators and accelerators in Pakistan. TechHub Connect has been entrusted to draft the ICT policy for Punjab. The discussion was on the topic of "Incubation and Accelerator Programs in Pakistan: Challenges and Policy Preferences."…Read More

Scientization of democracy -the science & policy nexus

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article image "Unless scientists and policymakers learn to work together effectively, both domains will suffer." - Lewis M. Branscomb What role does science play in the government? What is the role of science in relation to policymaking? Democratic societies make policies and decisions based on various inputs, including, economic considerations, societal standards, general public views, and the principles and vision of the government of the day. As we enter the 21st century, policy…Read More

HEC concerned by varsities violating plagiarism policy

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has expressed concern at universities not following the commission’s plagiarism policy by not taking action on plagiarism complaints against their faculty. HEC’s Plagiarism Standing Committee has recently met in Islamabad to discuss plagiarism complaints against faculty members of 10 universities. HEC Executive Director Dr Arshad Ali chaired the meeting. HEC quality assurance consultant Muhammad Ismail "shared concerns…Read More

Health Diplomacy-advancing health & foreign policy

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article image "Health is today a growing concern in foreign policy" - Dr. Margaret Chan Health is on the radar of foreign policy since it is connected to three global agendas i.e. security, economy, and social justice. Over the past decade, countries around the world have progressively acknowledged the significance of linking their foreign policy efforts and their work on health. Various events around the globe have contributed to the development of the field of "Health Diplomacy&…Read More

National forest policy being finalised

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Climate Change has prepared the first ever national forest policy in consultation with all stakeholders and it would be presented in the Council of Common Interests (CCI) for approval soon."The ministry has finalized a National Forest Policy to protect and promote forestry and its draft policy is expected to be presented before CCI soon," a senior official disclosed this scribe.He said the ministry had engaged all the provinces, AJK, Gilgit-…Read More

WWW urges govt to draft wildlife conservation policy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senior Director World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pakistan chapter, Dr Ejaz Ahmad has urged the government to devise a comprehensive policy for wildlife conservation as it is an integral part of the country’s biodiversity. He said Pakistan’s wildlife consisted of some 668 species of birds, 195 species of mammals and 192 species of reptiles. For the protection and conservation of these species and their habitat, a network of protected areas was currently in place working…Read More

Govt executing national climate change policy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that the government is preparing a comprehensive plan to tackle the threats of climate change to the country. During the question hour, he told the House that climate change poses a major threat to food, water, energy security, coastal and marine environment, dry land ecosystems, agriculture and livestock sector, forests, biodiversity and health. He said the government is implementing a national climate change…Read More