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Necessity of technological innovation for development

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Dr. Attaur Rahman, former federal minister for science and technology and former Higher Education Commission chairperson strained that the necessity of technological innovation in the current era during his lecture at the Salim Habib Campus of the Barrett Hodgson University (BHU). The visit of Dr. Rahman was a fragment of the Distinguished Lecture Series organized […]…Read More

Life Straw, a basic necessity for Water Security

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article image Being a developing country, Pakistan is unable to meet the demand of safe drinking water. The unavailability of safe drinking water is leading to serious diseases including Diarrhea which is caused by poorly drained or unsafe drinking water. According to WHO report 25%-30% of all hospital admissions are associated with water borne bacterial and parasitic diseases with 60% of infant deaths caused by water borne infections. In Pakistan, according to an estimation 250,000 children under the age of 5 years die every year due to water borne diseases. One of the most simple, delicate and inexpensive device is Life straw that provides instant access to clean and safe water. It is the only ‘truly outdoor product’ that is available in the public health segment.…Read More

Dams: A national necessity

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IT IS right in general saying that agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy. He has spelt out in detail all the benefits that accrue to the country from agriculture as well as the many reasons for its decline. Surprisingly, he did not mention the shortage of water. There is a 24 per cent shortage of water in the Kharif period and up to 40 per cent for the Rabi period. Sindh and Punjab are both up in arms about water shortage. Why this reluctance to talk about shortage of water. Is it…Read More