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R&amp D budget to be increased to one pc of GDP by 2018

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article image ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that research and development (Randamp;D) budget will be increased to one percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2018 for meeting modern world demands and making the countryand#39;s security unprecedented. He stated this while addressing a seminar on the andquot;Role of Education, Science and Technology in National Security,andquot; organised by the…Read More

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D-8 experts converge for halal sector development

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article image BY: AHSAN JAMIL Muslim population is approaching 2 billion and is expected to account for 30% of the world`s population by year 2025, with the global Halal market estimated at US $2.3 trillion covering both the food and non-food sectors (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, transportation etc.); therefore Halal sector is one of the foremost frontiers in which the development is required to meet the needs of international as well as domestic market. The inevitable integration of halal sector…Read More

Pakistan to host 6th D-8 meeting of agri ministers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The 6th D-8 Agricultural Ministers’ meeting will be held in Islamabad while the date was still being finalised between the officials of Ministry of National Food Security and the Developing-8 Secretariat. The D-8 is an organisation for the cooperation among Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Pakistan accepted hosting the meeting after Bangladesh showed its unwillingness to host the meeting which was decided in the 5th…Read More

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PCST head dem and s more funds for R and D

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STAFF REPORT FSD: Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) Chairperson Dr Mudassar Israr has demanded of the government to allocate at least one per cent of the GDP for research and development as currently only 0.3 per cent of the GDP is being spent on it. Addressing a function organised by the UAF Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation in the city, she said that Japan is spending five per cent of the GDP on research and development. She said the research budget has…Read More

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Commercialisation of S and T R and D vital for socio-economic development

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Research and development have emerged as a driving force behind national progress, as has been evident from the development of the West. Pakistan desperately needs to promote, RandD culture, commercialise research works and improve integration of research and education at all levels. "We should work on commercialisation of faculty’s research work in collaboration with university’s research office and Higher Education Commission, so that their hard work could play…Read More

3-D environment models presented at WWF carnival

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Students from around 80 schools displayed 3D models representing various environmental themes at the WWF’s 16th Annual Nature Carnival recently held at the Race Course Park in Lahore. Over 10,000 people flocked to the carnival. Themes including Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Benefits of Trees, Green Neighbourhoods, Health, Hygiene and Environment, Disaster Management, Watershed Management, Illegal Hunting and Environment Management Systems were presented through 3D…Read More

Scrutiny for National ICT R and D Awards in progress

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Scrutiny of applications is in progress to confer the National ICT Research and Development Awards-2013 for which winners would be rewarded with millions of rupees. "The awards are expected to be given within next two months time," sources at the National ICT Fund said adding this initiative is being launched to acknowledge efforts of Pakistani organizations, researchers, academicians, professionals, engineers in the area of ICT. The sources said that the…Read More

VCs forum stresses Islamic varsities joint initiatives to meet R and D goals

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article image STAFF REPORT ISLAMABAD: Scholars from the Muslim world have resolved to work for greater academic interaction, create an Islamic universities pool of scholarships, and to initiate joint research and development programme in order to achieve the set goals in the field of science and technology. This resolution came after a recently concluded two-day interactive and technical session at the Vice Chancellor Forum 2013 in which heads and representatives of 200 universities from the…Read More

Pharmacy council recognises UVAS Pharm-D programme

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pharmacy Council of Pakistan has recognized the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) morning and evening programmes of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences UVAS, Lahore. Earlier, a team of the Pharmacy Council had visited the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPS) of the UVAS, inspected the facilities available for the Pharm-D programme and submitted a report to the Council. In a letter to the UVAS?s Institute of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Director Dr…Read More

Socio-eco progress hinges on R and D orgs-industry coop

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The sustained collaboration between experienced researchers, eminent scientists and young entrepreneurs can do miracles in scientific advancement in order to achieve socio-economic progress of the country."We should forge collaboration among academia, RandD organizations, public sector departments and the industry," said Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a recently held two-day Invention…Read More

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