Day: June 3, 2015

Pakistan-Korea to cooperate in S&T

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article image Staff Report ISB: A meeting was held in Islamabad between Korean Ambassador and Federal Minister of Science and Technology. The purpose of meeting was to discuss areas of mutual cooperation in science and technology and take bilateral ties of both countries to next level. Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Rana Tanvir Hussain said that Pakistan esteems the brotherly relations with Korea and always want to strengthen the bondage through mutual cooperation. He also lauded the…Read More

AIOU introduces 5 new skill based agri courses

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article image Staff Report ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has taken step to introduce 5 new skilled-based academic courses in the discipline agricultural sciences in order to impart imperative skills tailored to industrial requirements in students of agriculture. The new proposed courses which have been conceived to be launched soon are commercial poultry, farming, construction of poultry farm, poultry processing marketing and value addition. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui said…Read More

ICT sensation: Forge proof e-stamping system introduced

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article image Staff Report LHR: The conventional stamp paper is vulnerable to forging and can be reproduced for misuse and malpractices. In order to address this issue, Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif has issued instructions for issuance of electronic stamp paper in Lahore District. It will be expanded to various parts of Punjab afterword. This was disclosed by senior member of Board of Revenue, Nadeem Ashraf in a high level meeting. The e-stamping online system is developed by Punjab…Read More

Step taken for promotion of clean technologies

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article image Staff Report ISB: A seminar on 'Cleantech Competition' was jointly organized by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in order to create awareness among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups to expand their commercial prospects through venturing in clean technologies. FPCCI Vice President Hameed Akhtar Chadda enumerated that the SMEs and startup businesses were encountering various…Read More

Pak-Turk identify areas for agri sector development

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article image Staff Report LHR: In order to advance the cooperation in agriculture sector, a meeting was recently held between Turkish delegation and focal persons of Pakistan. The meeting was presided by Rashid Mehmood, Secretary Agriculture Punjab. Gulzar Hussain Shah, Special Secretary Agriculture, Hussain Sardar, Additional Secretary (Planning), Dr. Abid Mehmood, Director General Agri. (Research), Dr. Anjum Ali, Director General Agri. (Extension), Ch. Muhammad Ashraf, Director General (Water…Read More

PSF to carry out need assessment of rural area schools: Dr. Ashraf

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article image Press Rlease: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will carry out need assessment of rural area schools for launching a pilot project in one of the districts to promote inquiry-based science education, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). The Chairman was speaking as the Chief Guest at a function in connection with 24th Inter Board Science Poster Competition, at PSF. Prof. Dr. Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF, Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi, Member Finance…Read More

Hazardous impacts of pesticides discussed

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article image Press Release: The excessive use of pesticides in agriculture is dangerous to crops, beneficial insects, human health and environment. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad while presiding over a meeting of technical committee of a Public Sector Development Project (PSDP) on National Pesticides Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan at PARC. According to experts about 60% of horticultural crops contain pesticides residues above the…Read More

NUST starts Entrepreneurship Executive Training Programme

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article image Staff Report ISB: The five day Entrepreneurship Executive Training Programme has started in National University of Science and Technology (NUST). The objective of the training programme is to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and enhance their vision thus fostering their entrepreneurial foresight to metamorphose their improvisation into professionalism. The training programme is organized by Professional Development Centre (PDC), NUST. PDC had previously provided trainings,…Read More

Gas discovered in Kirthar

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article image Staff Report ISB: Polish Oil and Gas Company Pakistan (PGNiG) has discovered tight gas in Kirthar block. The block is located 52 kilometers from Dadu city. The discovery was made while drilling and testing of Rizq-1 Exploratory Well. During initial testing Rizq-1 well could not produce commercial volume of gas; however it delivered up to 10.7 MMSCFD Gas from Pab formation of Cretaceous age. Rizq-1 well was spudded in October last year and drilled up to total depth of 3173 meters. On…Read More

Flood monitoring system, a prodigy of PITB

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article image Staff Report LHR: A meeting was held recently to review the efficiency and capacity of flood monitoring system established by PunjabInformation TechnologyBoard (PITB). The system was developed to counter the problems that halted timely relief activities in past during floods. This system will keep alert and enable monitoring through real time monitoring dashboard thus prompting the government and flood relief organizations to take necessary measures timely so to minimize the losses that may…Read More