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Wrong priorities, this time again!

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According to the US Energy Information Administration estimates, Pakistan keeps huge deposits of shale gas and shale oil. If these reserves are tapped effectively it can last for about 50-70 years and save precious foreign exchange of over $15 billion being consumed in shape of annual oil import, thus eliminating the trade deficit. The energy-starved Pakistan, though, is making efforts to overcome power and gas shortage, yet the root cause are the wrong priorities by official authorities. The…Read More

PCSIR in dire straits after govt wrong decision

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The PCSIR, the country’s most prestigious scientific research institution in the public sector, has been in desperate financial straits as the federal government has withdrawn its right to spend its self-generated income on research. According to sources, the test and analysis work that has been the laboratory’s only income generating resource for decades has literally come to a standstill since March hisas there is no money to buy chemicals or repair equipment.The…Read More

Wrong perception halting progress of solar panels

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Wrong perception about the unreliability of technology is halting the progress of solar panels in Pakistan that needs to be removed in order to promote the solar energy option."The general public are led to believe that the technology runs the risk of developing faults," said Shaaf Mehboob, Director of Green Center, told this scribe.He said that the likelihood of their batteries running down earlier than expected and the effects of moisture, dirt and rain on solar…Read More

Farmers target govt for wrong policy on urea import

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Farmers fromPunjab have strongly criticised the government’s lopsided policy about importing urea and claimed that the subsidy being given on it from the national exchequer is not going to the farmers but to the black marketers."The government is selling imported urea at the rate of Rs 1300 per bag, while the farmers are getting it at Rs 1750 per bag while the factory rate of domestic urea is around Rs 1600 per bag, which was also being sold to farmers at the same rate,&…Read More