Working group of scientists for promotion of S&T to be formed: Ahsan


HEC: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal emphasized upon forming of a working group consisting of top scientists to advise government to foster development of science and technology in the country.

The minister expressed these views while addressing Round Table Conference (RTC) on Promoting Scientific Education and Research in Pakistan’.

The RTC was also attended by Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, scientists, academia and officials

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Food, water most important factors for development of country Ahsan Iqbal


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Education and Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has



said that food, water and energy are the most important factors that are required for the



development of a country.



Addressing the 3rd International Water Conference on Water Security andamp; Sustainable Growth’



organised by Riphah International University in collaboration with SHFINT, University of



Haripur and PCRWR in Islamabad, he said unfortunately all the

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Ahsan for using space sciences for CPEC projects


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has



directed the authorities concerned to use space technology for mega projects initiated under the



CPEC in order to ensure their planned execution



"Accurate research and new technology based solutions are required to monitor mega



development projects for their timely completion," Ahsan said while chairing a high-level



meeting of officers of the Project Wing at

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Pakistan desperately needs to focus on R and D at university level: Dr. Jamil

What was the approach behind inception of Abysan University?JAMIL AHMAD: The Abysan educational institution was founded in 1998. Muhammad Imranullah, the founder of the institution, was basically an industrialist. He quit the business desperately feeling that he was not getting trained human resources, so he decided to set up an institute to train the relevant manpower to run his industry. Presently, the institute is offering various technical diplomas such as electrical and mechanical. In 2005

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Experts urged optimum scientific development for the sustainable future at WSD






By Ahsan Jamil



THE SCIENTIFIC development is crucial for socio-economic development of the country and its promotion and popularization is necessary to be amplified at full throttle in order to maximize the potentials of the country and yield sustianable results.

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) held a sublime event in wake of World Science Day (WSD-2015) which is celebrated every year across the globe on November 10. This year’s theme for WSD was Science for

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Tech innovation is crucial to create knowledge-based economy: Dr Akram Sheikh






By Ahsan Jamil



The two-day summit on theme Invention to Innovation’ was held from November 3-4, 2015 at University of Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The objective of the event was to give students an opportunity to showcase their innovative technological inventions. The event was organized in collaboration with Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Center (PASTIC), Institute of Research Promotion (IRP), Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST),

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Pak Scientists vividly sophisticate countrys image internationally






By AHSAN JAMIL



THE PAKISTANI land is prolific as far as scholarly development regardless of different deep-rooted and endless challenges in educational framework of the country. The indication of this is obvious by number of Pakistani scientists being named in juries of important global contests in the field of Science and Technology. The freshest episode occurred as renowned Scientist, Prof M Iqbal Choudhary hailing from University of Karachi (UoK) was rallied in securing

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Biosafety protocols can implicate vivacious impact on NBSAP: Speakers






Ahsan Jamil



THE BIOLOGICAL diversity has turned out to be alarmingly corrupted in the last decade, to the degree that species elimination is assessed to be happening almost 1000 times speedier than standard levels. Patterns may keep expanding this century, ringing the alarm bells to the policy makers and the other stakeholders of the country.

A consultative meeting was sorted out jointly by the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and International Union of Conservation of

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Pakistan needs to amplify its voice on international podiums: Speakers






BY Ahsan Jamil



THE TWO-DAY discussion Pakistan Sey Paris: making progress toward 2015 Paris Climate Conference’ was sorted out mutually by the Embassy of France, federal and provincial government organizations, the United Nations, and World Wide Fund Pakistan (WWF-Pak) from October 12-14, 2015. The event aimed to ponder solutions of climate change issues in Pakistan and fortifying its part in International circle concerning the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP) 21

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Significant improvements in Space Technology are the need of hour: Speakers




Ahsan Jamil



THE SIGNIFICANCE of space science and technology for the fulfillment of reasonable advancement and the need to reinforce the space technology subjects were among the talks held at a three-day event organized by Institute of Space Technology (IST) in order to form unison with the developed countries to mark the celebration of International Space Week.

Chairman Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) Prof Dr Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani attended the inaugural

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CERN membership has given huge flutter to Pakistan: PAEC Chief




By Ahsan Jamil



PAKISTAN`S INCLUSION in European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN as associate member gave it an unshakable standing amongst global community and it will help louden its say’ whose reverb will be felt across the globe now. An attestation of this was observed when Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) become first-ever head of PAEC to address CERN Council in Geneva’, the dignified gathering of global scientific fraternity since Pakistan

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Global IT giants physical presence can mature Pakistan`s tech industry: Anusha Rahman




By Ahsan Jamil



PAKISTAN`S BOOMING Information Technology (IT) industry is propelling on fast pace as few of the shimmering facts tear apart the crimson boundaries and hint an illustrious growth due to the features of adaptability of global IT companies, rising consumer base, increased tech knowledge, the growing demand of network security etc. Pakistan’s share of global IT sales has climbed to $2.8 billion, out of which $1.6 billion accounts for the country’s exports of

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Need based research projects can open up international funding opportunities: Dr Ashraf




Ahsan Jamil



THE PROJECT formulation implies to activities aimed at defining specific objectives that have defined timeframe within a defined budget. Pakistan is bestowed with eminent scientists, scholars, researchers and brains that can convolute for not only pinpointing the challenges horrifying the socio-economic dynamics of the country but also in surfacing pragmatic and viable solutions through multidisciplinary approach. This was expressed by the speakers of Project

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Nanoscience mushrooming can increase pulse of innovation: Speakers






Ahsan Jamil



PAKISTAN`S ENDEAVORS in nanotechnology advancement are still slipshod and need significant boost to rejuvenate its foundations. To emphasize on importance on nanoscience in sustainable and environmental friendly energy solutions Preston Institute of Nano Science and Technology (PINSAT) recently organized a lecture of Prof Malek Mazza, UNESCO UNISA Africa Chair in Nanoscience and Technology, and Fellow Islamic Academy of Sciences (IAS) on the topic "Nano

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INSC breaking isolation of scientists in developing countries




Ahsan Jamil



NOBLE LAUREATE Prof Dr Abdul Salam originated splendid idea of bringing scientists from developing and developed countries at a podium to break their isolation and provide them with an opportunity to interact with their peers. This led to the formation of International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC)’ in 1976. Since then, Summer Science College is organized every year in Nathiagali’ under the auspices of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). The Summer

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Coordinated and integrated efforts can certify S&T advancement




Ahsan Jamil

THE DEVELOPED countries have always emphasized on scientific developments to identify, hone and extract maximum out of the resources available in country; in fact SandT development can prompt to create resources for national development and economic uplifting. The proactive role of SandT organizations and linkages are much important and need of the hour. The deliberations made on improvement of the sector need persistent efforts to ensure apt implementation of the

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Effective air quality monitoring is imperative to curtail air pollution impacts




By Ahsan Jamil

THE AIR pollution in the country is a mammoth challenge that is causing severe effects not only on human health but also on agricultural lands, acidification of lakes, biodiversity. The air pollution marks its menace due to uncontrolled and unaudited emissions of noxious greenhouse gases (GHG) in air from several sources such as industries, automobiles, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) etc. The CFCs are believed to be primary culprit for stratospheric ozone layer

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