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Saving energy, money need of the hour

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article image By Usman MunawarAUTOMATION MEANS to operate something automatically. Talha Khan, Ali Hasan and I (Usman Munawar), the students of COMSATS University for Science and Technology, Lahore, electrical engineering 5th semester, have recently made it possible that there is no need of Microcontroller in every part of electronics project. Here our project is light and water tank automation. Its working is very simple but techniques must be sensible and reliable.We have three intervals of days - one is…Read More

Editorial

Too late to put forward recommendations!

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Shortsightedness and lack of sustainability has always been the drawback in devising the short as well as long-term policies by policy makers in Pakistan, that subsequently pushed the country far back on road to progress. The government currently is engaged with the auction of 3G/4G licences scheduled to be done by the end of March next, thanks to the policy makers again who, after repeated delays during the last about two years, have finally come up with apparent consensus to allow the 3G/4G…Read More

Letter To The Editor

Dr. Salam is first Pakistani

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In the country where the literacy rate is below any respectable threshold, there is no wonder that the sole Nobel laureate is not cherished and celebrated.But do you know that Dr. Abdus Salam still loves Pakistan and how decent and humble person he is? My father has the honour of exchanging few emails with the great man and I have also searched the Internet for his works and have read few of them, and boy, sheer brilliance is what you would call that and even beyond that.Our Pakistan produced a…Read More

Letter To The Editor

Threat to ozone layer

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The ozone layer is a gas which protects the earth from dangerous rays of the sun. Nowadays this gas is going to destroy the rays of artificial (man-made) gases. There are many causes for the decrease in the ozone layer gas. And all these are man-made compounds, and are known as chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, methyl bromide, halons, methyl chloroform and tetra chloride.Once these have been released into the atmosphere, they remain there as long as 200 years. Although there are a…Read More

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3G/4G spectrum auction to be test time for stakeholders

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The announcement of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for the 3G licenses auction is a real hard time for the mobile network operators in the country in terms of choosing future strategy as only three licences are available against five companies operating in the country.PTA is expecting 10 to 15 potential investors in the initial bidding process including the existing 5 operators. Another license of 2G and 5 Mhz band width would also be auctioned that earlier…Read More

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Internet banking goes up in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The use of internet banking has remarkably increased in the country with surging number of customers opted for hassle-free and rapid mode of money transactions through their banks, showing 89 per increase in the service utility with a volume of money grew by 112 per cent in the first quarter of financial year 2011-12."Rs 84.85 billion were transferred through internet banking in Pakistan in Jul-Sep 2011 period, with 1.6 million number of transactions," shows the State…Read More

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Science and teck must for development: PSF chief

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article image STAFF REPORT PSH: Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Dr Manzoor Hussein Soomro, has said that promotion of science and technology is inevitable for the development of any country."Pakistan is an agricultural country and its 70 per cent population is directly and indirectly related to the sector. For the development of the sector the utilisation of modern technology is need of the hour," Dr. Soomro said this while addressing a recently held two-day training workshop on '…Read More

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Farmers suffer as gur prices come down

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The ban on supply of gur to Afghanistan despite bumper sugarcane crop and the prolonged cold and dry weather have improved the cane supply situation for sugar mills. However, farmers in Khyber PakhtunKhwa remain adversely affected mainly on the price front.Along with fall in price of sugar, the price of gur has also come down to about Rs 8,000-9,000 this season from Rs16,000-17,000 last year."For the first time during this season cane supply has reached 100 per cent…Read More

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3G/4G lecences auction to woo big FDI

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The auction of four new licences for 3G/4G technology along with remaining privatization amount of PTCL will surly attract one-and-a-half billion foreign direct investment (FDI) by end of the ongoing financial year.The auction,set to be held for 3G/4G licences on March 28-29 separately for spectrum of 800MHz and 1900-2100 MHZ for period of eight and 15 years respectively, with expectation that participation will maximum in numbers by existing and new foreign and local players.…Read More

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Vitality of Pak indigenous knowledge aired

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan has a tremendous amount of indigenous knowledge; our country needs to save this knowledge and patent Protection for Research and Development can play vital role in this regard."The basic component of any country’s knowledge system is its indigenous knowledge. It encompasses the skills, experiences and insights of its people, as it is applied to maintain or improve their livelihood," Prof. Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, Director International Centre for Chemical and…Read More