Day: May 6, 2015

Present govt committed to tapping much of 2.9 million MW solar power in Pakistan, says Senator Mushahidullah Khan

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article image Press Release: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan, said that utilizing massive potential of renewable energy, particularly solar energy, can help tackle nerve-twisting energy crisis in Pakistan and the present PMLN-led government is committed to it. "Tackling energy crisis is top priority of the present government. For, it is vital for achieving economic growth, alleviating poverty, boosting agriculture and industrial output," Mushahidullah Khan…Read More

PARC introduces 11 new rice varieties

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article image Staff Report ISD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recently introduced 11 new high-yielding rice varieties.These new rice varieties include seven hybrid and four open-pollinated seed for cultivation in various ecologies. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Masood, Chairman of Member Plant Sciences Division presided the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on rice that was held at PARC headquarters. 11 varieties got approved and eight were rejected due Bacterial leaf Blight disease…Read More

Food fortification planned to combat malnutrition

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article image Staff Report ISD: Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister for National Health Services (NHS) chaired an interprovincial meeting on May 05, 2015 to launch food fortification to combat malnutrition and its associated diseases. Ms. Saira emphasized on escalating fortification initiatives so to prevent future generations from the deficiency of vitamins and minerals. She said, ""Under-nutrition, including micronutrient malnutrition, is one of the main causes of impaired physical and mental…Read More

FPCCI hails "5th Consumer Products & Services Quality conference"

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article image Press Release: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is playing an active role in presenting problems of trade, industry and environment and safeguarding the interests of the private sector through constant dialogue with the Government. We support The Consumers Eye Pakistan for successfully organizing consecutive 5th Consumer Products and Services Quality conference in Pakistan. This was stated by Waseem Vohra Vice President of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and…Read More

ZONG launches samsung galaxy j1

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article image Staff Report KHI: A new entry in the smartphone series, Samsung Galaxy J1 is launched by leading network operator Zong in collaboration with Samsung Pakistan. Samsung Galaxy J1 entails advanced technology with 4G enabled and is available at competitive rates with six different Zong data bundle offers that range from provision of 1GB at a price of Rs.250 to a maximum of 30GB for a price of Rs3, 500. It also includes free minutes and SMS. The smartphone has TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M…Read More

Science & Arts Expo Held at Roots Ivy International School, Rawalpindi

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article image Staff Report ISD: The annual Science and Art Expo 2015 was held at Roots Ivy International School, Rawalpindi. The expo was officially inaugurated by Dr. Zia ul Islam, Director Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PAK-EPA). Students of the school exhibited their talent and ingenuity at the occasion in different Science and Art related categories. Ms. Khadija Mushtaq, CEO Roots Ivy International Schools complimented the participants; parent community in particular. She emanated that…Read More

PM Inaugurates Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park in Bahawalpur

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article image Staff Report BWP: First unit of Quaid-e Azam Solar Power Park was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef on Tuesday. It is the first ever solar power park in the history of Pakistan. The project was completed in a brief span of 11 months along with Chinese government support. The cost of the project is Rs. 15 billion and is spread over an area of 500 acres. The generation capacity of the solar park is 100MW.Prime Minister also announced reward of Rs. 200, 00,000…Read More