Day: March 28, 2016

Efforts on to make Pakistan part of global digital economy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for ITandT Anusha Rehman has said the government is following the agenda to make Pakistan a progressive member of the growing global digital economy. "For this purpose, we are continuously pooling in resources with the very responsive private sector to strengthen our digital foundation through effective public private partnerships," she said while inaugurating the Mobilink Digital Innovation Lab. The lab is an innovation centre where…Read More

Gallantry awards given for S&T, education services

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Ten educationists, 14 scientists, 25 engineers and six journalists were among 163 people who were given civil awards in recognition of their services at the Pakistan Day awards ceremony. The president and governors gave away these awards at ceremonies that were organised to mark the 76th Pakistan Day. In the education sector Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, LUMS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi and Islamia College…Read More

PERN director conferred Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Chaudhry Abdullah Fayyaz Chattha, Director of PERN Operations at the HEC, has been awarded Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal’ by Tehreek-e-Istehkam-e-Pakistan Council for his achievements and meritorious services in HEC’s Project Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN)’. The Council committee nominated Chattha for award on December 25, 2015. HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed presented him the award at the HEC Secretariat. Chattha has been working in the industry for…Read More

UVAS VC Prof. Pasha conferred Sitara-i-Imtiaz

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Talat. Naseer Pasha has been conferred "Sitara-i-Imtiaz"Presidential Civil Award at an investiture ceremony at the Governor House on Pakistan Day. Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana gave the award on behalf of the Preside of Pakistan. Prof. Pasha has been awarded this presidential award for his outstanding performance and excellence in the field of veterinary science. He…Read More

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Heatwave, flood biggest climate change threats

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan has become the third top-most affected country in the world hit by climate change in the past few years. This year’s biggest challenge will be the heatwave and flood and there is a desperate to cope with the situation in order to minimize maximum damage to especially to agriculture. This was stated by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director General Dr Ghulam Rasul while addressing a seminar titled "World Metrological Day" organised by the…Read More

PAEC focusing farm research for economic self-sufficiency

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: Scientists at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are working hard in various fields of scientific research to improve social and economic condition of the country, said Muhammad Naeem, Chairman PAEC, here at NIFA. Addressing a gathering of farmers in Nuclear Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on Farmers Day, he said, "We believe in peaceful use of atomic energy and Pakistan is among few countries where this energy is being used in agriculture,…Read More

German envoy, IUB discuss education cooperation

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STAFF REPORT BAHAWALPUR: Vice Chancellor of Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) and German Ambassador in Pakistan Ina Lepel have discussed new avenues for educational collaboration between IUB and German universities. In a meeting held at Abbasia Campus, Vice Chancellor Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq appreciated the cooperation extended by Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation to the university for promotion of research. The organisation has provided advanced equipments to the Chemistry Department besides…Read More

Lack of S&T behind negative industrial growth

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Mishandling and improper disposal of chemicals in Pakistani industries is life-threatening for thousands of people. Industrial growth in Pakistan is negative which is due to the lack of science and technology. Civil society’s silence over the environmental degradation in the country is really a matter of concern. Chemical security in the industries should be a key concern for the government, industrialists, chemical experts and other stakeholders as well. Prof. Dr…Read More

Rs 1.1b scholarships given to universities students

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As many as 909 students across Pakistan have been given scholarships amounting to approximately Rs 1.1 billion to pursue four-year ICT degree programmes in the top universities of under the PM’s ICT Scholarship Programme. While an amount of Rs 54.72 million has been provided to 866 final year projects of undergraduate ICT students of public and private sector universities since 2013 under National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative of the IT Ministry. The…Read More

Latvia, Pakistan sign MoU for science cooperation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A delegation from Latvian Academy of Sciences has recently visited Pakistan Academy of Sciences to formalize arrangements for mutual cooperation and collaboration and for building broad based, substantive and long-term relationship with the PAS in a wide array of scientific and technological disciplines. The MoU for cooperation between both the sides was signed by the President, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Ojar SPARITIS and the President PAS Dr. Anwar Nasim…Read More