Tag: Tech

11 year old tech prodigy wows professors at ITU

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article image Lahore: Mohammad Raza is not your average 11 year old boy. While his peers go to school, play cricket and scrape the occasional knee, Raza sits in front of a computer and codes. He builds software that can help catch most wanted criminals and create language predictors that no one in the market has been able to develop yet. Yes, he does go to school, but instead of English, Mathematics and Geography, Raza sits in on undergraduate and masters level courses at Lahore’s Information…Read More

Tackling climate change Invest in green tech

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to make fundamental changes in production and consumption patterns and the services sector to tackle climate issues and vulnerabilities, says Climate Change Minister Zahid Hamid. All sections of society including government departments, the private sector and individuals must play their part in bringing about this transformation to sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is an essential requirement of…Read More

Budget being increased for science & tech research

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The economic development is directly linked to research and development (RandD) and this is why its budget in Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) is being increased from Rs65 million to Rs250 million, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain. While speaking at the LCCI, the minister said that all resources were being utilised to promote the research culture in Pakistan so that the country could join the club of…Read More

Uber inks MoU with PITB to promote tech use

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Uber, the global taxi-dispatch service app, has signed an MoU with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in a bid to promote the effective use of technology in Lahore. The MoU is aimed at developing technology that would bring additional safety and convenience for residents in Lahore along with economic opportunities for individuals and small and medium enterprises. "Uber delivers high quality service throughout the world and the PIBT is proud to…Read More

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Tech education can control unemployment: NAVTTC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Unemployment can be reduced by providing the youth technical education, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has said. He was speaking during a visit to the UET’s Al Khawarzami Institute of Computer Sciences (KICS). "Skilled workers are needed in the country as well as abroad. NAVTTC is fulfilling the government’s vision for building a developed, industrialised and prosperous Pakistan,&…Read More

50 foreign firms to showcase latest tech in Lahore

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The expected participation of at least 50 foreign companies in the upcoming China Agro Chemical (CAC) Summit shows their interest in the agricultural potential of Pakistan, said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad. The summit, scheduled to be held on May 9 and 10 in Lahore, is expected to be attended by representatives of Indian, Chinese, Iranian and Egyptian companies. "This would add another chapter of success…Read More

Modern tech urged for seed development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: To strengthen national food security, Pakistan will have to adopt modern agricultural technologies, especially in terms of seed development and farming, said agriculture experts while addressing a seminar on Developing Seed in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities’ at PARC. Experts stressed upon enhancing knowledge sharing initiatives to improve strategies and future opportunities for seed development in general and the potato crop in particular. The National…Read More

Modern tech urged for seed development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: To strengthen national food security, Pakistan will have to adopt modern agricultural technologies, especially in terms of seed development and farming, said agriculture experts while addressing a seminar on 'Developing Seed in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities' at PARC. Experts stressed upon enhancing knowledge sharing initiatives to improve strategies and future opportunities for seed development in general and the potato crop in particular. The National…Read More

HEC sets up Tech Council to regulate degree programmes

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Higher Education Commission has established the National Technology Council (NTC), an accreditation council, to monitor and accredit technology related degree programmes. According to an official from the HEC, Major General (retd) Akbar Saeed Awan and Dr Kausar Malik have been appointed as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the council respectively. He said that the NTC has been assigned to take into consideration different aspects for accreditation of degree…Read More

PARC chief for equipping farmers with latest tech

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad has said that equipping growers with latest technology is vital to achieve self-sufficiency in the agriculture sector as the Council is providing food security assurance through its activities and ideas of agricultural experts. "The recent torrential rains will be beneficial for some crops. He said that prime minister has shown his keen interest for development of agriculture sector in the…Read More