Month: February 2016

Education for sustainable development

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Conventional or parochial way of education is now part of the past in the modern times as education for sustainable development has taken over aggressively. This way of education allows every human being to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future and includes key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption. In fact, sustainable…Read More

DGKCC selects ERP cloud to handle IT complexities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: D.G. Khan Cement Company Limited, (DGKCC), one of the largest cement manufacturers in Pakistan, has selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, as part of an end-to-end cloud deployment.Oracle ERP Cloud will help drive DGKCC’s expansion and growth strategy, improve corporate agility, and accelerate the company’s time to market. The DGKCC was looking for ways to lower its current IT costs, use new investments as a way to achieve faster time to market and…Read More

Warid launches postpaid super monthly bundle

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s most trusted cellular operator has announced the launch of its postpaid super monthly and unlimited monthly bundles. Warid’s Postpaid has always been at the forefront of fulfilling the mobile communication needs of their highly valued customers, by providing convenient solutions and customer centric offers. Continuing with this tradition, new postpaid customers can now enjoy an abundance of FREE Warid minutes, FREE SMS to all local networks…Read More

Mobilink users can now access for free

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobilink has entered into a formal partnership with Pakistan’s leading web portal,, through which subscribers can browse the portal on their smartphones absolutely free of charge.Mobilink subscribers can now utilize the country’s fastest 3G network to surf Hamariweb for the latest news, get live updates on cricket scores, Forex rates, Gold and Stock market, while also search for delicious recipes, and browse through the portal’s Islamicand Health sections…Read More

Coca-Cola, UNDP to fund water project in GB

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Coca-Cola company has partnered with UNDP for the "New World" programme, focused towards community water stewardship and adaptation to climate change. Under this Rs. 16 million program, Coca-Cola will partner with reputed NGO, Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO), for integrated water resource management, safe drinking water and sanitation services in Gilgit-Baltistan. Targeted outputs of this project include irrigation of 355 hectares of…Read More

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Proposals invited for thematic research grant programme

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The HEC has invited proposals for Thematic Research Grant Programme (TRGP) for 2015-16, especially designed to address contemporary issues and promote Social Sciences in the country. Social Sciences scholars and researchers with theoretical, conceptual and methodological or policy orientation background have been encouraged to apply for the grants. The full-time faculty members of public and selected private sector universities and degree awarding institutions will…Read More

Police starts SMS service to control traffic

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: The Peshawar traffic police has launched an SMS service in the district to keep the road users informed about availability of different routes during road closures and traffic jam. The traffic alert system’ will keep roads from getting blocked leading to traffic halt. The road users could now send an SMS to the number provided by the traffic police to get latest information over status on different roads. Besides, the alert system, the Peshawar police is also…Read More

Cotton output fall to affect textile exports

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the cotton crop in Pakistan has witnessed sharp reduction in output, textile manufacturers anticipate serious affects on export activities for which they have demand immediate tax holiday on import of cotton. All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) has sent a letter to the finance minister, informing that the cotton crop had miserably failed to meet the industry requirement. There is a shortage of approximately, four million cotton bales compared…Read More

Huge potential exists to export farm products

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has a great potential to earn billions of dollars by developing its agricultural sector through using hybrid seeds and modern technology aimed at increasing per acre yield. "US and Pakistan share the goals of improving the livelihoods of farmers across Pakistan and increasing access to nutritious food for millions of Pakistanis," said USAID Mission Director John Groarke while handing over new varieties of maize seeds to Pakistani research…Read More