Tag: Security

Pakistan needs to adopt latest technology for food security

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Farming community should be encouraged by government and facilitate them to adopt innovative and latest technology of the time for minimizing post-harvest losses and maximizing production of agriculture, said Abdul Basit President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. President LCCI stated that there are a number of reasons due to which the agriculture sector is […]…Read More

‘Water Security and Emerging Threats in Pakistan’

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A large number of students, water experts, specialists, climatologists, and the government representative raise their voices to record their concern for water scarcity. They appealed to private and government sector to work on water issue on a war footing. The seminar on “Water Security and Emerging Threats in Pakistan” organized by Center for Global & […]…Read More

Life Straw, a basic necessity for Water Security

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article image Being a developing country, Pakistan is unable to meet the demand of safe drinking water. The unavailability of safe drinking water is leading to serious diseases including Diarrhea which is caused by poorly drained or unsafe drinking water. According to WHO report 25%-30% of all hospital admissions are associated with water borne bacterial and parasitic diseases with 60% of infant deaths caused by water borne infections. In Pakistan, according to an estimation 250,000 children under the age of 5 years die every year due to water borne diseases. One of the most simple, delicate and inexpensive device is Life straw that provides instant access to clean and safe water. It is the only ‘truly outdoor product’ that is available in the public health segment.…Read More

GIS for strategic security of CPEC

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article image THE 21ST century has seen the establishment of global and regional strategic milieu around the world. This strategic milieu persuades geo-economic and geo-political tactical partnership among regional countries. Regional connectivity is one of the most significant aspects of Pakistan’s foreign policy and Pakistan has been trying to develop good relations with its adjacent countries. Maintaining creditable and healthy relation with China has been an essential part of Pakistan’s foreign…Read More

Role of Agricultural Biotechnology in Food Security

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Biotechnology is the application of techniques to improve plant and animals by using biological organisms to enhance their value. Agricultural Biotechnology involves applications to Agriculture. It involves modification in living organisms by genes manipulation. World population is increasing day by day with the advancement in and technology medicine. People are living longer lives and world population is increasing. To fulfill their nutritional requirement…Read More

Pakistan needs to improve energy, security to boost growth

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said that further improvements in energy supply, higher infrastructure investments, and an improved security environment will help push up Pakistan’s economic growth over the next two years. In supplement to its flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO 2016) released in March, the ADB updated its growth forecasts for the region in the context of market shocks from the Brexit vote, saying the growth in Asia and the Pacific’s…Read More

Comsats talk highlights need for bio-surveillance for national security

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The world needs bio-surveillance more than ever before in the face of new and emerging challenges in the form of epidemics, pandemics, bio-terrorism and bio-war fares, which may pose threat not only to health and economy of a country but also to its national security.This was highlighted at an expert talk given by CIIT Department of Biosciences Microbiology and Immunology Prof. Dr Habib Bokhari at the COMSATS headquarters in Islamabad. The lecture was held under the…Read More

Good farming practices stressed for food security

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Potato consumption has grown significantly in Pakistan over the last one decade, but still, more than 99% of farmers grow potatoes from non-certified seeds, renowned Dutch expert on food security, Romke Wustman said. In his special lecture on Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Crop Production,’ organized jointly by SDPI and the Embassy of Netherlands, he said ensuring uses of technology at all stages of production, which includes…Read More

Good farming practices stressed for food security

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Potato consumption has grown significantly in Pakistan over the last one decade, but still, more than 99% of farmers grow potatoes from non-certified seeds, renowned Dutch expert on food security, Romke Wustman said. In his special lecture on Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Crop Production,’ organized jointly by SDPI and the Embassy of Netherlands, he said ensuring uses of technology at all stages of production, which includes storage as…Read More