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Biofortification of staple foods can stem malnutrition issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The introduction of advanced techniques can address the rising concerns of malnutrition and food insecurity that are continuously growing and pose serious threat to human health. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) plays active role in research and development of agri sector. PARC Chairman, Dr Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with the focal persons of research team of PARC and discussed strategic measures to improve the food security through adaptation of various…Read More

Biofortification of staple foods can stem malnutrition issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The introduction of advanced techniques can address the rising concerns of malnutrition and food insecurity that are continuously growing and pose serious threat to human health. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) plays active role in research and development of agri sector. PARC Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with the focal persons of research team of PARC and discussed strategic measures to improve the food security through adaptation of various…Read More

Major reforms required to stem academic corruption

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article image By Ahsan Jamil The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan was awarded the mission to integrate the concept of quality assurance in higher learning with enhanced levels of international compatibility through capacity building. And, to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in the management of quality in higher education. Along with public sector universities, private sector is also an exponential variable…Read More

Exploring resources way to stem energy crisis

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Speakers at a seminar were on the same page that the persistent energy crisis in Pakistan can be overcome with adopting well crafted policy of exploring all available options of renewable energy sources.They said this at a national seminar recently arranged by the Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) of HITEC University.Purpose of the event was to create awareness and awakening of the potential of &…Read More

KFHA emerges unable to stem illegal fishing nets use

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The illegal use of non-prescribed nets for purposes in the sea will further rise in future as the Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) has virtually scrapped its drive against this illegal activity, sources disclosed.According to the stakeholders of the fisheries sector, there have been no new directives from the KFHA asking the boat owners or fishermen to discard the use of illegal fishing nets.The authority had set a deadline of January 1, 2013 for fishermen and boat owners…Read More

Wind power carries option to stem energy crisis

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the power crisis in Pakistan persists, there is left no option but to tap all available domestic resources to overcome this national challenge and renewable options have been one of them.As part of its vision to take the country out of this crisis, the Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) ventured into the energy sector, by incorporating FFC Energy Limited, (FFCEL) on November 18, 2009. This venture has till date invested $134 million in this critical sector of the economy.FFCEL…Read More

Scientists, farmers share ideas to stem food crisis

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Scientists and progressive farmers of Pakistan shared their experiences and researches at a recently held seminar in order to develop strategies in combating the emerging food crisis in the country.The seminar was organised by Dr Viqar Sultana, Professor, Department of Biochemistry; Dr Syed Ehteshamul-Haque, Professor Department of Botany; and Dr Jehan Ara, Professor and Chairperson Department of Food Science and Technology, KU, to bridge the gap between scientists and farmers.…Read More