Day: January 7, 2014

Pakistan plans 7 nuclear plants for 8900MW electricity by 2030

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article image STAFF REPORT MIANWALI: As a major progress towards securing the latest civil nuclear technology and minimizing the energy shortfall, Pakistan plans to set up seven functional nuclear plants of 1100 MW each by 2030. In this regard, the government has successfully installed the dome of the 325 MW Chashma-4 (C-4) power plant at the Chashma Nuclear Power Complex that marked the completion of civil works at the unit and would be followed by installation of a reactor. As per the Pakistan…Read More

Technology Times celebrates 4th anniversary

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: While reiterating its resolve to explore more horizons especially in the fields of science and technology, IT, agriculture and environment, science education, the Technology Times, the Pakistan’s first newspaper of its kind covering these specific areas, has celebrated its fourth anniversary in Islamabad. A cake-cutting ceremony was held on the premises of the publication to celebrate the anniversary, which was attended by all the staff members along with Editor…Read More

PCST planning to promote S and T culture in other cities

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Chairperson of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Dr. Mudassir Asrar, has said that the Council is planning to expand its area of activities to other cities of the country as there is a dire need to create awareness about the operations of the council as well as science and technology. "We would hold seminars, workshops and symposiums in other cities instead of Islamabad because the people of other areas are comparatively less aware of the scope and…Read More

Stopgap measures hurt telecom sector in 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Stopgap measures hurt the telecom sector in Pakistan, while some controversies on the International Clearing House (ICH) and suspension of 3G auctioning due to violation of procedures reverberated throughout the last year. However, the successfully launch of biometric verification system to counter the unregistered sales of SIMs, used in terrorism and criminal activities, is the most remarkable achievement. The ICH was launched to curb grey cellular traffic, but…Read More

Cold, dry weather badly hit farm, livestock sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The continuous cold and dry weather across the country has badly affected the agriculture and livestock sectors and may result in significant decline in the production of crops, said experts. "The prolonged cold weather would hit the expected production target of 64 million tons of sugarcane and 4 million tons of potatoes," said Chairman Pakistan Agri-Forum, Ibrahim Moghul, while talking to the media. He said that the cold weather had badly affected…Read More

Knowledge-based society key to progress: Dr. Atta

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Eminent scientist, educationist, founder chairman of HEC and President Pakistan Academy of Sciences Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has said that most successful economies in the world today are knowledge based and if Pakistan wants to move forward, it will have to spend more on education, especially, on engineering and hi-tech sectors. In this regard, he quoted China, Korea and Malaysia that have rapidly progressed by developing knowledge-based societies. While…Read More

Farmers urged to grow canola, mustard

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Agriculture Forum (PAF) has advised growers to grow canola and mustard along with wheat to avoid aphid attacks. "The aphid attack has been increasing on wheat for few years and insects sucked juice from plants and stopped their growth," said Ibrahim Mughal, the Chairman PAF, while addressing a recently held seminar in the city. He said that it was difficult to handle the aphid attack on wheat because sprays could not be carried out on…Read More

Hybrid car customised for Pakistani roads

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is going witness Toyota Prius, the first hybrid car in near future, which would lay the foundation of a revolution towards environment-friendly vehicles system. This version of the Prius has been customized by Indus Motor Company (IMC) in order to deal with, well, let’s just say some challenging road conditions. IMC knows what it’s doing, and has modified Toyota and Daihatsu vehicles for the Pakistani market for over 20 years. The Prius brings with…Read More