Day: August 27, 2014

Potable water, sanitation, hygiene project worth Rs 10b starts in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Punjab government, while taking a step forward towards improving the quality of life, based on sustainable development of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, has allocated a handsome amount of Rs 10 billion out of its annual budget. This allocation would be consumed to run the project - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) - across the province. The WASH project has a cross-cutting effect on several aspects of our life like health, education, female…Read More

$1.2b earned from 3G, 4G auction deposited to kitty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan has earned $1.2 billion from the sale of 3G and 4G licences and had been deposited in the national exchequer. "Chinese mobile company Zong, the winner of the 3G and 4G licences, has paid the amount in dollars and Telenor tand Mobilink has made 50 per cent of the due payment," Minister for ITandT Anusha Rehman informed the National Assembly. According to a report of Plum - a consulting firm of the UK - 900,000 jobs are expected to…Read More

PSEB setting new horizons to make IT progress: Asim

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Managing Director of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) Asim Hussain has said that besides promotion of Information Technology, the Board is hectically working on new targets including software testing, IP protection and trainings in order to meet the needs of international market. "We have set more targets to promote IT industry at both local and international markets as we still have to struggle a lot to come at par with other states in terms of IT sector,&…Read More

Pakistan keen to host OIC summit on S&T innovation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan is keen to host the OIC Summit on Science and Technology Innovation along with the 15th General Assembly Meeting of Comstech in first quarter of 2015. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid said in a meeting with OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Abdullah Madani who has recently called on him in Islamabad. In order to promote cooperation in the field of Science and technology in the Muslim Ummah, the minister said that as…Read More

Physlab of SBASE, KHU complete collaborative project

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Physlab at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering has recently completed its collaborative project with Karachi’s Habib University. The project was to foster a new episode in sharing cutting-edge tools and techniques in modern, research-inspired science education and also to promote the development and transfer of indigenous instructional systems developed at the Physics Lab of the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering. In this research…Read More

Turkish delegation briefed on UVAS contributions

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A Turkish delegation has recently visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and discussed possibilities of collaboration in education, research and development in veterinary, livestock and related sectors. The delegation was led by Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Deputy Undersecretary Nihat Pakdil. On the occasion, Vice-Chancellor UVAS Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha gave a detailed presentation on "Veterinary Education…Read More

IEEEP exhibition to be held in Sept.

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Industrial, Electrical and Electronics Exhibition of Pakistan (IEEEP) is scheduled to be held at the Karachi Expo Centre from September 9-11, 2014."The exhibition will also provide a bridge between the academia and industry for our future generation of young engineers," said Chairman Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Pakistan (IEEEP) Engr. M Asif Siddiqui here. He further said that it is an exclusive forum for the electrical engineers to…Read More

Solar-powered tube-well opens in Mohmand

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: Peshawar Corps Commander Lt-Gen Khalid Rabbani has inaugurated a solar-powered tube-well in Surkha Kor area of Pandilai tehsil here. "The army was extensively engaged in well-being of the tribal people. The development projects in Fata are aimed at improving the quality of life of the people," the corps commander said while speaking at the inauguration ceremony. He said that nine solar-powered tube-wells had been installed at a cost of Rs7 million each in…Read More

Ufone extends biometric system to 200 cities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistani mobile telephony operator Ufone has extended deployment of the biometric verification system (BVS) for issuance or changing of new SIMs to over 200 cities across the country. The operator also said it expects to extend this BVS network to over 50,000 outlets in the near future. In May, the government of Pakistan had signed an agreement with the country’s five mobile companies under which the operator will not be able to issue new SIMs after 31 July without…Read More

300 FAST students awarded degrees

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As many as 300 students of Bachelor, Masters and PhD got degrees at the 36th convocation of National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences of Islamabad (FAST-NUCES) recently held in the city. Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), awarded the degrees to the successful candidates. Gold, silver and bronze medals were also awarded to the top three position holders. On the occasion, the HEC Chairperson said, "it is quite…Read More