Day: August 13, 2012

Pak govts murky initiatives dampening energy solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Though the government of Pakistan is claiming to have shown its high level of seriousness in overcoming the persistent energy crisis in the country, yet the resolution of this endemic energy crisis seems a distant dream keeping in view the hollow initiatives taken by the authorities so far.While almost about two months have gone since new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has taken the charge, who promised the power shortage would be his top priority, power blackouts have…Read More

HEC facilitates over 1600 PhDs in foreign research

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan HEC, under it International Research Support Initiative Program IRSIP, has awarded 1647 scholarships to PhD scholars, studying in higher education institutions of Pakistan, for undertaking research at top ranking universities of 37 academically advanced countries."These foreign scholarships have been awarded in all the major disciplines including physical sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences, biological and medical…Read More

Water crisis looming over Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Water crisis is fast looming over Pakistan which has raised alarm regarding water storage mechanism."Water will be a major limiting factor in Pakistan," remarked Saleem Shaikh, Deputy Director at the Ministry of Climate Change in Islamabad, adding this critical situation has raised the alarm that water storage simply hasn't kept up with population growth.He said that the country’s water resources are under virulent pressure mainly due to the ever increasing…Read More

Pak students excel in science Olympiads, get scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistani students have won one silver and four bronze medals along with two honourable mentions in various events at the International Science Olympiads 2012, recently held in Singapore, United States, Argentina and Estonia.According to details, four to six-member teams from each country were selected out of over 6,000 students, requiring a minimum of 70 per cent or higher in their SSC or O-level exams to participate in the contest.These Pakistani students were facilitated…Read More

Speakers say food study to help end malnutrition

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Speaker at a seminar have said that the Food Security and Nutrition Assessment Study 2012 would provide vital evidences for better policy decision to address hunger and malnutrition in Pakistan.The speakers said this at an inception meeting on "Food Security and Nutrition Assessment Study 2012" and was organized by SDPI and WFP.The participants were briefed that the study is commissioned by Ministry of National Food Security and Research that would jointly be…Read More

PTCL gets global recognition with ESRI award

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article image STAFF REPORTIBD: In another landmark achievement, PTCL has been honoured by the US-based Environment Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with the "ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Awards 2012" for the outstanding achievements and organizational performance in geographic information systems (GIS) and programmes.The award was presented at the annual ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Awards’ ceremony recently held at San Diego, California, United States, says a press release issued here.…Read More

PTCL opens revamped one stop shop

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: PTCL has recently opened another revamped and re-modelled PTCL One Stop Shop’ (OSS) in Clifton, Karachi, as part of its new "Customer First" campaign, which focuses on building an enhanced customer care experience.This nation-wide 191 One-Stop Shops are facilitating customers by offering them quality products and tremendous services in billing adjustments, fault rectification, new service requests, duplicate bills, billing instalments and payments all under one roof…Read More

Wateen installs 235 Wi-Fi hotspots in Punjab educational institutes

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading converged communication service provider, has completed deployment of Wi-Fi Hotspots at Government of Punjab educational institutions. These hotspots will enable students at government institutions across the province to gain vital access to the numerous educational resources on the internet."The company has deployed 126 hotspots in 22 educational institutes using the Indoor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) with built-in Wi-Fi…Read More

Koreans set to import Pak mango from next year

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The importers have expressed keen interest in Pakistani mangoes as the fruit is considered the best among mangoes imported from the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan."South Korean importers have started visiting Pakistan following approval of Pakistan’s mango quality and hopes have emerged that thousands of tons could be exported to Korea from next season," said an official of the agriculture ministry while talking to media.More recently a three-member Korean…Read More

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Punjab farm output target badly missed

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Agriculture Department, which advertises important messages for farmers' to increase produce, yields very poor output itself. Even the target of earning from farms owned and controlled by the department, which have best expertise, knowledge and technical advancement, is not commensurate with the earnings of an average traditional farmer.The income statement of the extension wing of the Punjab agriculture department revealed that the target of income from agriculture…Read More