Day: February 23, 2015

MUET world conference sets new horizons for ICTs developments

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Highlighting the rising significance of technical exchanges amongst researchers from academia and industries in various emerging ICT fields, experts at the 4th Flagship ICT event IMTIC 2015 have stressed the need for students participation in tutorials and their face to face interaction with experts as it would enhance their technical growth and vision at much higher level. The event (International Multi-Topic Conference) was organized in Islamabad by the…Read More

SIMs verification deadline may be extended

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is considering to extend last date for the biometric verification of mobile SIMs, as during the first 65 days only 37 million out of out of 103 million SIMs could be verified, while February 26, the deadline set for this campaign is about to lapse. The government is certain that it would re-verify all the SIMs in the country, and to achieve this goal, there are many options under consideration and one of it is extension in the deadline, said an…Read More

Danish firm to develop 100MW wind project

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MONITORING REPORT ISB: Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems will develop a 100-MW wind project in Pakistan under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Sindh province. According to an official statement, the project is planned to expand to as much as 300 MW at a later stage. Vestas will be in charge of the engineering and associated technical services. The firm and the Danish embassy will also facilitate the financing process, it said. Gerard Carew, Vestas…Read More

Moot projects role of internet governance

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is giving high priority to ICTs sector, particularly "Internet Governance system in the country", which is playing an important role in the business growth and good governance both in public and private sectors. Minister for IT Anusha Rehman said this while addressing a workshop "Internet Governance and Roles of its Stakeholders" organized by the IT Ministry in Islamabad. She said that Pakistan has joined hands with ICANN to streamline…Read More

Waste water plant ready to operate

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR), Seerat Asghar has recently visited the Bio-remediation Waste Water Treatment plant established at Rose and Jasmine Garden in Islamabad. The plant has been jointly constructed by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) with an aim to clean the sewerage water of the city and use it for green belt that will help to save drinking water. During his visit,…Read More

PCRWR holds workshop on water management

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has recently organized a 5-day training workshop on `Nurturing Satellite Remote Sensing application for water management’ in collaboration with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). "The stand alone physical models based on hydrology, hydraulics or meteorology have become limited in predicting the state of freshwater availability," said Federal Secretary, Ministry of…Read More

Pakistan to present case at Paris climate change moot

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has started work to present its case about vulnerability to the negative impacts of climate change at the upcoming 21st global Conference of Parties (COP21) being held in Paris in December this year. "Pakistan stands firm in its commitments made under all international obligations and agreements and will take all-out measures in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental sectors concerned to reduce Pak vulnerability to climate change,"…Read More

Aamir Ibrahim appointed Mobilink CCO

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Aamir Ibrahim, one of the founding members of Mobilink, and more recently Senior Vice President Telenor Group in Thailand, has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Mobillink. According to Jeffrey Hedberg, President and CEO Mobilink, Aamir will lead all commercial aspects of the company’s various businesses. Aamir has over 20 years of blue chip experience across various countries and industries. He has previously served as Chief Marketing Officer Telenor…Read More

PCJCCI stresses need for e-commerce trade

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has urged business community of Pakistan to take all possible measures for entering into the era of electronic trade through e-commerce. PCJCCI President Faisal Afridi said that currently the overall volume of e-commerce in the country was more than $4 billion per annum and it was estimated that in near future, almost 25 percent of traditional business would be converted into internet business.Afridi elaborated…Read More

Sanitation conditions highly poor in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Sanitation and hygiene situation in Pakistan remains at a crisis point as just 48 per cent of the population has access to improved sanitation and more than 40 million people continue to defecate in the open. Only 24 per cent households in the country have access to underground and covered drains, 42 per cent have access to open drains and 33 per cent live with no system. These statistics were revealed during a recently held 2nd Pakistan Conference on Sanitation (…Read More