Day: July 10, 2015

ICT: PITB inks agreement with MoRA for info management

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to effectively smooth the process of Hajj applications, management, and monitoring of Hujjaj an important agreement was signed between Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony (MoRA and IH) and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). It is pertinent to mention that it is the third year that PITB is managing all the information management related tasks for MoRA and IH. Additional Secretary MoRA and IH,…Read More

Punjab gov adopts no compromise policy to ensure food security

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A high level meeting aimed at improving the food security in the Punjab province was held. The numbers of challenges agitating food security such as substandard food, unhygienic environments of food production etc. were highlighted and various opportunities to cash in were also discussed. Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab presided the meeting. CM Punjab said while speaking in the meeting, "Stern action is imperative to be taken…Read More

MoFA pledges to support ECOSF

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The various contributions, issues, ongoing projects of Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) were glanced as Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President ECOSF had a special meeting with Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Special Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). The most significant matter of host country Agreement between ECOSF and Government of Pakistan and office accommodation for ECOSF was…Read More

Cybermetrics Lab university rankings released

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Agha Khan University (AKU) has been ranked as 2nd top university in Pakistan. The rankings are issued by Cybermetrics Lab, a subsidiary of Consejo Superior de Investigations Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. More than 20,000 universities from around the globe were ranked by Cybermetrics according to which Punjab University (PU) was placed at 15th spot among South Asian universities, and 1899th position in the world. The ranking also put…Read More

Establishment of CUST approved by Senate

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University. "The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but…Read More

Pak-EPA seeks EIA report for SFIE project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The recent construction work that has been started on Signal Free Islamabad Expressway’ project by Capital Development Authority (CDA) is challenged by Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA); the sources of agency state that CDA had neither obtained the obligatory No Objection Certificate (NOC) from them nor conducted any prior Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to establish the environmental sustainability of the project. Dr. Khurshid Khan, Pak…Read More

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