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China urged to assist Pakistan agri sector on climate change affects

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Right steps needed to tackle negative impacts of climate change. Global warming is causing negative impacts on environment. Adverse impacts of global warming are on glaciers, river flows, underground water recharge systems, agriculture and overall biodiversity in in Pakistan which require some drastic measures to cope this situation. There is a serious need for farmers […]…Read More

Students urged to transform innovative ideas into business

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STAFF REPORT PESH: University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar has organized an awareness seminar on UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Starts Up in Pakistan. The seminar informed the students about how to participate in this year’s clean technology competition and win up-to $20,000. The seminar was organized by the Mechnaical Engineering Department, UET Pehsawar, with Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad in the chair. Dean Faculty of…Read More

Students urged to transform innovative ideas into business

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar has organized an awareness seminar on UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Starts Up in Pakistan. The seminar informed the students about how to participate in this year’s clean technology competition and win up-to $20,000. The seminar was organized by the Mechnaical Engineering Department, UET Pehsawar, with Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad in the…Read More

Young researchers urged to play role for uplift

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STAFF REPORT RWP: Governor Punjab and Chancellor PirMehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rafique Rajwana has said that young researchers should play their due role for the development of country after equipping themselves with latest knowledge and technology.He stated this while addressing the 17th Convocation of PMAS-AAUR. The governor congratulated the recipients of degrees attained after hard work and dedicated studies. He said that bringing out the country from poverty, resource…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

Govt urged to ensure power rates cut for industry

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Tariq Saud, has appealed the prime minister and finance minister to issue directions for the reduction in industrial electricity tariff in line with the earlier announcement of Rs 3 per kilowatt-hour by the prime minister and remove the rationalisation surcharges from tariff to save the industry, exports and employment in the larger interest of economy. Expressing his worries over the snub response from the…Read More

Scientists urged to focus climate change policy research

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: There is a dire need for scientists and researchers to steer policy research focus towards solutions direly required for combating climate change induced for expanding aridity and desertification in the country, said Climate Change Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan. "Pakistan is in a pressing need of research-based workable solutions to fight expanding desertification and aridity which are devouring rich fertile land. If not tackled, these climate change induced…Read More

Govt urged to ustilise IT for innovation, transparency

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Systems Limited CEO and Managing Director Asif Peer has urged the government to utilise information technology (IT) as a medium to bring innovation and transparency in the system. "Given the vast opportunities Pakistan provides and in order to keep up with the pace of the world, it is important to use IT as an enabler to streamline the country's infrastructure," said Peer while talking to media. He revealed that his company hired 120 fresh graduates and…Read More

Varsities urged to nurture humans, instead of just technicians

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Through liberal arts, we are teaching subjects that are compulsory but are unfortunately missing in the curriculum, said renowned academic, Dr Deborah Fitzgerald. The professor of history of technology and a former dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shed light on the importance of liberal arts education at a discussion hosted by Habib University (HU). Her talk was titled, Enhancing Impact and Effectiveness of University Education’ and was part of…Read More