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Cellular mobile teledensity hits 73.32pc with 136.4m users

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The teledensity in cellular phone sector has hit 73.32 percent as number of subscribers in the country including AJK and Northern Areas touched 136.4 million by January 15 this year. The cellular teledensity was 8.3 percent about 10 years ago but proactive policies of successive governments helped the sector to achieve growth and the tele-density in mobile phone sector jumped to 54.6 percent in 2007. A data compiled by the PTA reveals that the cellular…Read More

Funds paucity hits Pak surge in nanotech research

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Nanotechnology research in Pakistan, which had shown a trend of higher publication numbers over the last decade, has suffered from the country’s present financial crisis, a study said.In 2008 the government did not extend the term of the National Commission for Nanoscience and Technology, initially set up in 2003 for three years and later extended for two more years.The study, published online in Scientometrics, said that research publications in the field had grown from…Read More