Day: October 10, 2014

Opportunities explored to reduce emissions in urban transport sector

| | No Comments

article image SIDRA SAIF KHI: While showing grave concern over the global warming and climate change threats especially in Pakistan, experts have called for exploring new vistas and identifying more opportunities including carbon financing in the transport sector as it would contribute a lot in reducing emissions and improving the environment. A three-day training has recently been organized by the Climate Change Division and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in Karachi, to…Read More

Dr. Atta ur Rehman conferred Friendship Award of China

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Prof Dr Attaur Rahman has been awarded the China’s highest national award Friendship Award of China’. The award was given at a ceremony held in Beijing. The friendship award is for foreign experts who have made outstanding contribution to economic and social progress. The award has been given to Dr. Atta for his tremendous contributions to develop strong linkages between China and Pakistan in various fields of science and higher education. Dr. Atta has the credit…Read More

HEC rises to harmonise provinces edu activities

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has agreed to hold wide consultations with the provinces in order to ensure that activities undertaken by the provinces are in harmony with the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan, especially Articles 153 and 154. The decision has been taken during a meeting recently held at the HEC Secretariat with the HEC Chairman Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed in the chair. The commission discussed the higher education sector in post-18th…Read More

Lenovo smartphones available online thru Daraz.pk

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Tech Sirat (Pvt) Limited, the sole distributor and service partner Lenovo smartphones, has recently entered a partnership with Daraz.pk to accept orders for Lenovo smartphones. The models introduced in Pakistan are the A369i, S650, S860 and Lenovo’s flagship model, the S850, says a press release issued here. Lenovo smartphones come with the backing of one of the biggest technology firms in the world and are known for their innovation, standout features as well as…Read More

Zong successfully launches 4G services

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Zong, the country’s main cellular service provider, has launched the 4G/LTE services in Pakistan. Minister for IT and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman was the chief guest at the launching ceremony. She said that with the advent of 4G service, an era of accelerated digitization has begun in Pakistan. She said, her ministry detached itself after announcing the policy guideline for spectrum auction through MI (Memorandum of Information). Unfortunately, she said…Read More

UAF, FCCI sign MoU for strong academia-industry ties

| | No Comments

STAFF REPORT FSD: The country is far lagging behind in academia-industry ties, eclipsing the full potential of development in every sphere of life, said speakers at a workshop titled "developing technology driven technologies". The event was arranged by the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Pakistan Scientific Technological Information Centre (Pastic) and IRP chaired by UAF VC Prof. Dr Iqrar Ahmad…Read More

Ericsson opens experience centre

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ericsson has announced the opening of its Experience Centre in Islamabad with the aim to bring innovation closer to the region while contributing to the development of the Networked Society in the region. This center inauguration was marked in a ceremony, attended by distinguished guest’s including PTA chairman Syed Ismail Shah, Member Telecom, IT Ministry Mudassar Hussain and Ambassador of Sweden Tomas Rosander and other ICT industry leaders in Pakistan. "The…Read More

Bahria College wins All-Karachi Inter-Collegiate quiz contest

| | No Comments

STAFF REPORT KHI: All Karachi inter-collegiate quiz competition 2014 has recently been at the Defence Authority SKBZ College, where students of the leading colleges of the metropolis participated. The students answered different interesting and intellectually vibrant questions covering a vast panorama of subjects including education, science, Islamic studies, history, sports and current affairs etc. Bahria College Karsaz won the contest, while Defence Authority Public School OandA…Read More

Hackathon starts 2nd annual startup weekend in US

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakathon, a Pakistan-oriented hackathon, began its second-annual startup weekend with teams in 16 cities across North America and Pakistan. During the three-day conference, groups of students worked to create technological solutions to problems in Pakistan, says a message received here. Pakathon is unique not only because of its specific global connection to Pakistan, but also because of its focus on creating innovative solutions to address a need in society. On the…Read More

Speakers link quality edu, teacher to better society

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT ISB: There is a need for more joint efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in education, as we have to go a long way in achieving this goal. Experts expressed these remarks during a recently organized conference in Islamabad to mark the World Teacher’s Day 2014. This year’s theme for the Day is "Invest in the future, invest in teachers." In relation to the importance of this observance, the Pakistan Education for All (EFA)…Read More