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S. Korea to set up biggest IT Park in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ambassador of South Korea, Dr. Song Jong-Hwan, has said that his country would establish one of the biggest and most advanced IT park in Islamabad. "Korea will collaborate with Ministry of IT to set up the biggest IT park to provide most advanced business facilities to IT companies in Pakistan," the ambassador said. He revealed that the IT park will be established at an area of about 1 million square feet to promote SMEs as the facility would provide…Read More

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Huawei Mate S phablet set to create ripples in Pak market

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Having propelled universally, Huawei Mate S high-end phablet is all set to enter the local market of Pakistan this month. Adding to the rundown of Mate S highlights, its capacity to adjust to the ordinary environment is a stand out remarkable feature of this advanced mobile phone. The gadget has some charming components like the Force Touch and fingerprint mark sensor. Additionally, if your Mate S gets lost, there is no compelling reason to kink out as you can discover…Read More

Huawei Mate S phablet set to create ripples in Pak market

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Having propelled universally, Huawei Mate S high end phablet is all set to enter the local market of Pakistan this month. Adding to the rundown of Mate S highlights, its capacity to adjust to ordinary environment is a stand out remarkable feature of this advanced mobile phone. The gadget has some charming components like the Force Touch and fingerprint mark sensor. Additionally, if your Mate S gets lost, there is no compelling reason to kink out as you can discover it by…Read More

Workshop highlights stakeholders input to devise strategy on S and T

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is a developing state which is vigorously taking various initiatives to set the track of science and technology on solid footings. However, there is still a dire and immediate need to secure development in this vital sector which can guarantee the socio-economic development of the country as has been done in the West. "The new SandT strategy 2014-18 would aim at rapid development of human resources besides providing employment to youth," said…Read More

Govt seems least bothered to boost S and T sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Science and technology seems to be lowest on the government’s development agenda. A drastic cut has been slapped on recurring budget or allocations for new projects. Some projects being executed by the Ministry of Science and Technology have been shelved. A meager amount of Rs903 million has been set aside for 31 projects in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2014-15 for various ongoing and new projects against Rs2.1 billion allocated for 51 projects last…Read More

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COMSATS network of S and T centres strengthened

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STAFF REPORTER ISB: The Comsats Coordinating Council, while formally approving inclusion of Tunisia’s Water Research and Technologies Centre of Borj-Cedria (CERTE) as the 19th member of the COMSATS’ Network of International SandT Centres of Excellence, has taken various strategic decisions in connection with its international programmes and projects. The decision to this effect was taken during the 17th two-day meeting of the Coordinating Council recently concluded in Tehran, says a…Read More

Pakistan keen to develop S and T sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan is keen in the development of Science and Technology (SandT) sector and is playing an active role in this regard. The minister said this during a meeting with Italy-based World Academy of Science Executive Director Prof. Romain Murenzi. He said that they are working for the science diplomacy and South-South cooperation, said a press release. He further apprised the World Academy of Science…Read More

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Headless S and T bodies taking toll on development, research projects

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The incumbent government’s level of seriousness towards good governance is evident from the fact that as many as 10 organisations working under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) are currently functioning without permanent heads, taking a toll on research and development projects. After months of delay, the ministry has recently invited applications to fill the 10 head level positions, currently being run by people with acting charge. The Pakistan Science…Read More

Reforms of S and T ministry on the card

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A series of meetings regarding the restructuring and reorientation of various organizations are going on in the Ministry of Science and Technology, in the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid. In this connection, a detailed presentation has recently been given by Pir Baksh Jamali, Director General SQCA, a subsidiary organization of the Ministry of SandT. The minister said on the occasion that after the 18th amendments the PSQCA has to…Read More

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WWF-Pakistan arranges exploratory visit of Indus wetl and s

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STAFF REPORT ISB: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) has recently organized an exploratory field visit for journalists to its Global Poverty Action Fund funded project Improving Livelihoods of Fishermen Communities of Central Indus Wetlands Complex, through effective natural resource management. Through this capacity building initiative, journalists were taken to the project sites in Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh district; Taunsa Barrage and Bela Forest, to observe biodiversity,…Read More