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Effective mechanism vital to promote S&T culture

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Executive Committee of the National Commission for Science and Technology (ECNCST) has stressed the need for installing an effective mechanism where the culture of Science and Technology in the current era of knowledge based economy can flourish. The meeting was held at the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). Minister of Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain and Minister for Planning and Development Prof. Ahsan Iqbal co-chaired the meeting…Read More

Experts for rationale wheat pricing mechanism

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government needs to rationalise the support pricing mechanism to address a problem which is fiscally unsustainable, Dr. Abid Qayum Suleri, Executive Director SDPI, has said. He expressed these views while discussing the wheat policy pricing structure, at a special lecture on Pakistan’s Wheat Economy and Food Security," recently held at SDPI, Islamabad. He also suggested institutionalizing the role of middleman in order to regulate the wheat procurement…Read More

Pakistan needs effective mechanism to ensure IPRs protection

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article image Paras AliISLAMABAD: Pakistan is not being able to improve the environment to protect the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) though the country is signatory to a number of protocols and conventions with a commitments to implement effective policies for the protection of IPRs."Presently, Pakistan which is showing substantial deterioration on the indicators to improve the IPRs, now stands at 106th position among 144 countries on IPR protection, as compared to 86 in 2010. The trend shows 20 per…Read More

PSF chief stresses mechanism for regulating science clubs

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro has called upon the principals and teachers to evolve some mechanism for institutionalizing the concept of science clubs in educational institutions which is necessary to clear basic concepts of science for the academia.He said this while chairing the closing ceremony of the PSF review meeting and award ceremony for the Science Clubs and Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) - La main a la pate (LAMAP)…Read More

Pricing mechanism in Petroleum Policy, 2012

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article image By Akhtar AliTHE PETROLEUM Policy 2012 has been cleared by the Council of Common Interest with some changes and adjustments. Overall, it is a good forward looking policy providing requisite incentives to the exploration companies. However, fast track implementation would be required in the face of the gravity of energy crisis that we are facing. The policy draft was actually prepared in 2011, and it took some time to elicit the views of the stakeholders. In this space, we would examine some of…Read More

Farm credit mechanism needs major overhaul

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has witnessing increase in farm credit this fiscal year by Rs125 billion, including Rs5.5 billion by the microfinance banks and with the 21 per cent contribution to the GDP, the farm sector continues to be the country’s most important economic sector. However, despite such increase over the past decade, the net share of agricultural credit in the total formal-sector credit portfolio remained at only 4.5 per cent at the end of the year 2009-10 portraying a very dismal…Read More