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Workshop urges strong cooperation for biosecurity

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Experts at the three-day workshop of COMSATS, PAS and ISESCO have called for enhanced cooperation between the collaborating institutions; active participation of scientists and researchers from common member states of COMSATS and ISESCO in building relevant capacities; increasing awareness and education in biotechnology ethics. The event was jointly organized by COMSATS, ISESCO and PAS with over 150 participants from around 20 Randamp;D…Read More

Experts for strong coop to tackle climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan has recently organised a policy dialogue to discuss how provincial policies and strategies can best serve as vehicles for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the ambitions articulated under the Paris Climate Agreement. The event titled, Towards 2047: Policy Dialogue on Punjab’s Climate and Growth Policies and Strategies’ was aimed to sensitise key stakeholders to…Read More

With good idea, strong execution, any business has a good future: Nadine Malik

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article image Nadine Malik Almani is a graduate from USA who started her career as banker and ended up being an inspiring cyber entrepreneur. She is the owner of Jovago.com which is Pakistan`s first online hotel booking platform. She shared her experiences and opinions in a recent interview with Technology Times. Q 1: Tell us briefly about yourself and highlights of your career? Nadine Malik: I graduated from Bryn Mawr College, USA and started my career as a banker with Citibank Pakistan…Read More

The age of technology gains a strong foothold in Pakistan

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article image Analysing the growth that has taken place in Pakistan since its inception in 1947, a lot can be said in terms of infrastructure development, agricultural growth and progress in education. However, it is important to shed light on one sector that barely existed at the time of independence and has now grown to be a deep-rooted and well-established part of the economy, and one upon which many of us greatly depend. The winds of change in the Information Technology sector of Pakistan have…Read More

ICTs imperative for strong economy, prosperity: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Extensive cooperation between Pakistan and other countries in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) is imperative for the betterment of people and ensuring peace and prosperity across nations. Minister of State for Infor­mation Technology Anusha Rehman stated this while speaking at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 in Busan, South Korea. She was heading a Pakistani delegation at the conference. Korean President Park Geun-hye…Read More

Strong system must to block undesired material on Internet

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman has said that reopening of YouTube does not fall in our jurisdiction and there is a need to evolve an institutional mechanism to identify undesired content on the Internet. "Pakistan will have to establish an independent institution with act of the Parliament in order to curb blasphemous and pornographic material on YouTube and other Internet services," she said at the consultative workshop on IT Policy. …Read More

UAF, FCCI sign MoU for strong academia-industry ties

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STAFF REPORT FSD: The country is far lagging behind in academia-industry ties, eclipsing the full potential of development in every sphere of life, said speakers at a workshop titled "developing technology driven technologies". The event was arranged by the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Pakistan Scientific Technological Information Centre (Pastic) and IRP chaired by UAF VC Prof. Dr Iqrar Ahmad…Read More

PTCL shows strong financial quarterly results

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL, the largest ICT services provider in Pakistan, has announced strong second quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. The company announced revenues of Rs 42.8 billion for the period ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 7 per cent over the same period of last year, while gross and net profit of the company stood at Rs 15.3 and Rs 6.9 billion respectively. The Board of Directors has declared 10 percent interim cash…Read More

Hitec varsity encourages strong academia-industry linkages

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article image STAFF REPORT TAXILA: Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) Chief Lt General Wajid Hussain has urged strong linkages between the academia and industry as it would lay a strong foundation for the latest research culture He said this while talking at the second open house recently held at the Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (Hitec) University.The open house is also aimed at enlightening the industry representatives, academics and government officials about Hitec University’s research…Read More

Conference highlights need for strong research culture

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STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: A two-day international workshop on strengthening the Culture of Responsibility dual use research and Bio-Security has recently been held at Abdul Wali Khan University Chitral Campus. The workshop was organized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University SBBU Shringal and Chitral Campus in collaboration with Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. Dr. Anwar Nasem, Secretary General Pakistan Academy of Science, Prof. Dr. Zabita Khan Shenwari, Chairman Department of Bio-technology,…Read More