Day: April 9, 2012

Experts give roadmap at IMTIC12 for developed Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan has a great potential in multiple fields especially information and communication technology, higher education, modern research, science and technology, management skills and leadership characteristics and if it is exploited effectively, it can land the country amongst the developed states with dignity.These were the remarks of experts during the recent International Multitopic Conference (IMTIC12) organized by the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET…Read More

PTCL conferred CSR Business Excellence Award

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The PTCL has recently been conferred the "Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative 2011-2012" award by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH).Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa presented the award to PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Business Zone Central, Jamal Abdalla Salim Hussain Al Suwaidi, at a ceremony of the NFEH 4th International CSR Summit and Business Excellence Awards held here.The NFEH CSR Business Excellence awards recognize and…Read More

Pak climate policy approved focusing on environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has finally approved the much-awaited National Climate Change Policy mainly focusing on importing natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) over import of oil from foreign countries.The draft of policy reveals that the government would take measures to ensure reduction in usage of petroleum products that are not only affecting the natural environment but also causing huge import bills.It was also stated in the draft policy to…Read More

WiMax Forum conference highlights role of WiMax

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The WiMAX Forum, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products, has recently hosted the South Asia Conference 2012 here.The event was held under the patronage of the country’s regulatory body, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, and co-organized by Wateen Telecom.As many as 100 professionals from government organizations, telecom operators, equipment manufacturers, solution providers, media and other ICT…Read More

Man develops Pakistans first automatic horizontal wind turbine

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A Taxila-based man has developed Pakistan's first and world's second horizontal six-blade automatic wind turbine for generating wind power.Ch. Akhtar who never attended any college or university has successfully launched over 500 international standard turbines. This wind turbine is supported by the first time introduced long feed speed governor and country's first multi-stage generator, both also developed by Taxila-based Ch Mohammed Akhtar, who runs his private workshop near…Read More

WEF ranks Pakistan at 102nd dropping 14 points

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Pakistan at 102 after it lost 14 points on the global index, said Global Information Technology Report 2012.According to the report, the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology being headed by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani shows lack of efficiency and poor governance on the part of the government.Pakistan lost its competitive advantage on the fixed broadband internet tariffs, where it dropped the ranking from 36 in 2011…Read More

Dedication, funds, planning vital for research work

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Javaid Leghari has stressed upon the universities and scientists to further expedite their research work, with qualitative education for meeting inevitable obstacles in progress and prosperity of the country."Accessibility to youth and womenfolk towards higher education and qualitative research are very much essential for effective social safety nets to prevent vulnerable population from socio-economic disparities," Dr…Read More

Cotton policy draft being finalised

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Ministry of Textile Industry is set to send the cotton policy draft to the Council of Common Interest (CCI) for its approval as presently it is engaged in consulting all stakeholders in this regard.To get input and support of all the provinces, the ministry will also send the draft of the policy to all the stakeholders for comments prior to its finalization, sources said.Pakistan produces 9.5 per cent of the world’s cotton ranked as 4th largest producer in the world…Read More

Water issue places Pakistan in Red Zone list

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: Water security has become a critical issue as Pakistan has been placed in the Red Zone list in the water availability index."Although Pakistan is a food secure country, yet the water crisis might turn the fertile lands into barren if the issue is not addressed in time," said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing an annual function of the Agricultural Engineering Department here last week.He stressed the need to…Read More

Arab summit lauds PERN role

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Owing to increased importance of getting acquaintance with ICT, the International Telecommunication Union Connect Arab summit has recently been held at Doha, Qatar, which was participated by 450 delegates including some top government officials from about 26 countries.On the occasion, it was stressed that in addition to attaining good technological status, proper grip over ICTs is mandatory as most of the international ICT corporations are based in Gulf states.The participating…Read More

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