Day: May 6, 2014

After winning 4G licence, Zong setting new cellular horizon for subscribers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: With winning licence for the world’s most advanced cellular technology - 4G spectrum - in the recently held auction of 3G-4G licences in Pakistan, Zong, a subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), is seeing a leading role for itself in the field of cellular services in the country. The company has recently won the much anticipated spectrum auction for Next Generation Mobile Services to become the only 3G and 4G operator in Pakistan. "Our…Read More

Headless S and T bodies taking toll on development, research projects

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The incumbent government’s level of seriousness towards good governance is evident from the fact that as many as 10 organisations working under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) are currently functioning without permanent heads, taking a toll on research and development projects. After months of delay, the ministry has recently invited applications to fill the 10 head level positions, currently being run by people with acting charge. The Pakistan Science…Read More

E-waste management turns a major problem

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Dumping of electronic waste has become a critical environment as well as human health issue in Pakistan. The e-waste recycling is emerging as a cottage industry in the recent time with import of legal and illegal waste. "People involved are using open plots and congested areas/communities to break down various components of computers, printers, screens and power supply units in a cruel and bad manner," reveals a recent study being conducted at IESE, SCEE and…Read More

ECOSF chief stresses joint efforts for environment protection

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Environment is a blessing of nature and all stakeholders must collaborate for protection of environment and sustainability of ecosystems, for wellbeing of biodiversity and global community. President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro said this while speaking as the chief guest a recently held two-day international conference on "Environmental issues of Sindh and its Remedies" organized at Khairpur by the Pakistan by Shah Abdul Latif…Read More

PARC develops canola hybrid seed

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed Canola Hybrid with good potential yield and produced hybrid seed on pilot scale. The PARC marketed 30 tons of canola hybrid seed during the last two years. During the current Rabi season PARC planted Canola Hybrid Seed Production on 70 acres to promote the availability of hybrid seed to small farmers at low prices. This was stated by Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan, Director General, National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC…Read More

Rs 9 billion project approved for Sindh growers

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Sindh Minister for Agriculture, Supply and Prices, Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar said that the government has approved the project worth Rs 9 billion to provide required facilities to Sindh growers. He said this while addressing the workshop on "Right use of water to increase production" recently held here which was organised by Directorate General Agriculture Engineering and Water Management Sindh. "Under this project, the compensation would be made to…Read More

IYCr2014 summit focuses on vistas in structural chemistry

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Sindh Minister for Agriculture, Supply and Prices, Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar said that the government has approved the project worth Rs 9 billion to provide required facilities to Sindh growers. He said this while addressing the workshop on "Right use of water to increase production" recently held here which was organised by Directorate General Agriculture Engineering and Water Management Sindh. "Under this project, the compensation would be made to…Read More

Cell companies set to officially launch 3G, 4G tech

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in the process of arranging a ceremony to award 3G and 4G licenses to mobile phone operators during next week in the federal capital. After winning the 3G and 4G spectrum, Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong are now waiting for license and NoC from PTA to commercially launch services in the country. "If licenses are awarded in a couple of days, the telecom operators are all prepared to commercially launch 3G services in…Read More

NAYS chief attends IYSA meeting in Sudan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Aftab Ahmad, President National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) and Student of University of the Punjab, has joined the 1st meeting on Establishment of the Islamic World Academy of Young Scientists in Khartoum, Sudan. As many as 24 young scientists from 11 Islamic countries including Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Iran, Senegal, Turkey, Oman and Sudan attended the event. The meeting was jointly organized by ISESCO, the future University and…Read More

Workshop held on agro-livestock marketing, br and ing

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A high profile training "Agro-Livestock Marketing and Branding Workshop" has recently been organized by School of Professional Advancement (SPA) at University of Management and Technology Lahore in collaboration with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS). The main focus of this initiative was to share current trends and traditional practices used by our farmers in marketing their agro-livestock products and to share marketing and branding…Read More