Day: March 25, 2013

Claims on GM cotton, corn crops yields increase st and exposed

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article image Paras Ali THOUGH PAKISTAN has the privilege of producing the cotton of international quality, which has the potential to earn a huge foreign exchange, yet its per acre yield (productivity) has not shown any significant progress for the last over five years despite the national seed companies had introduced genetically modified (Bt) cotton in the country. Unluckily, multinational companies could not succeed in introducing this crucial productive technology to Pakistan. The…Read More

Zong organises workshop for media on branchless banking

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: With the introduction of branchless banking, the transmission of money has become effortless and swift. ZONG realizes that with the growing usage of branchless banking, there is a dire need to fill the gap of knowledge for telecom journalists who desire a better and in-depth understanding of this technology.Farooq Niaz, Manager PR and CSR at ZONG, said this in his remarks during a workshop organized by Zong on branchless banking at the Institute of Business Administration, City…Read More

Pakistan, Iran start gas project

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Dr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have recently performed the groundbreaking of the long-awaited $7.5 billion gas pipeline project, laying the foundation of bilateral energy cooperation and defying western opposition.President Zardari and Ahmadinejad unveiled the plaque of the project at a ceremony in the Iranian city of Chabahar, near the Pakistan border.The project will deliver 750 million cubic feet of gas per day to…Read More

FAST secures l and mark achievement

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The FAST, Lahore, in collaboration with different universities of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh has recently organized the SAARC Coding Competition. Last year the competition was organised with the collaboration of Pakistan and India but this year the scope was much more expanded.According to details, the list of collaborating universities included Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Jamia Milia, Delhi, NSIT, Delhi,…Read More

Siemens students info session at NED varsity

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Siemens has recently held an information session at the NED University Karachi as part of a series of university visits across Pakistan to challenge the region’s brightest young minds to develop real-world solutions to real-world challenges as part of its Student Award 2013 competition.The event was attended by a large number of students and faculty members. Guenter Zwickl, MD and CEO Siemens Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Muzaffar Mehmood, Pro Vice Chancellor NED, and M.N. Arslan, Head…Read More

Wi-tribe Pakistan, Qtel rebr and ed as Ooredoo

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: At a major event recently held in Qatar, wi-tribe Pakistan’s parent company and leading communications firm, Qtel (Qatar Telecom) rebranded as Ooredoo.More than 2,000 people attended the event. The attendees included government ministers, ambassadors, media professionals and customers of the company, which was established as Qatar Telecom back in 1987.In his remarks on the occasion, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo, said: "We have always…Read More

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Kocsis new CFO Telenor Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Gabor Kocsis has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Telenor Pakistan, while Karl Erik Broten, currently Chief Financial Officer Telenor Pakistan is going to join DiGi Malaysia as CFO. Both these changes will be effective from May 15, 2013.Gabor Kocsis has 17 years of financial management experience. He has been associated with Telenor since 1993, working in Hungary, Serbia and Norway. Presently he is a member of the board of directors for Telenor Sweden and Senior Vice…Read More

Telecom sector performed better in 2012

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite challenging economic environment in the country, the telecom sector of Pakistan performed relatively better and most telecom indicators showed positive growth in the financial year of 2012.According to statistics, the total teledensity crossed 71.7 per cent at the end of June 2012, telecom revenues reached Rs 411 billion showing a growth of 11 per cent over FY2011, broadband subscribers crossed the mark of 2.1 million and cellular subscribers reached 120 million at the…Read More

PTCL unveils end-to-end managed WAN service

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL, the largest Information Communication Technology (ICT) service provider in the country, has launched a first of its kind end-to-end solution, Managed WAN Service’, for its corporate customers.The service was launched at a seminar in Islamabad, in the presence of large number of corporate customers of the company.Hamid Farooq, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Business Development; Samer Ajjawi, Advisory Team Member Etisalat, and other senior officials of the…Read More

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UVAS developing feed formulation software

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that the university is developing a feed formulation software to facilitate farmers in scientifically catering to the nutritional needs of their livestock."The feed formulation software could be used by famers for nutritional analysis of feed, its ingredients, palatability to animals, digestibility and to check the presence of anti-nutritional factors," said the VC…Read More