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Over 2 million skin cancer cases may prevents by Montreal Protocol each year

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article image NOU: The Ministry of Climate Change, National Ozone Unit in collaboration with Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) organized an interactive awareness workshop on standards in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning sector. The workshop was aimed to highlight the global efforts of Pakistan for preserving the Earth and its fragile atmosphere. Pakistan has made a major headway to achieve targets fixed under the Montreal Protocol for phasing out the use of ozone depleting…Read More

Alarming threat in Orchards-Over-irrigation

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article image Significance of water in crop production and photosynthesis: Water plays a vital role in crop production and photosynthesis. Photosynthesis helps in creating enzymes, proteins, vitamins, hormones and amino acids that supports tree growth and fruit production, additionally oils and sugars in the fruit. Water serves as an incredible source in supplying salts and minerals to the roots and leaves. On the other hand, water utilized for leaching helps…Read More

Over Rs416b released so under PSDP for uplift projects

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has so far released over Rs 416.725 billion for different social sector development projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16 against the total allocations of Rs 700 billion. According to the latest data of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the Higher Education Commission has been provided Rs 14.037 billion against its total allocations of Rs 20.5 billion while Rs 1.040 billion released for Science and…Read More

Over Rs416b released so under PSDP for uplift projects

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has so far released over Rs 416.725 billion for different social sector development projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16 against the total allocations of Rs 700 billion. According to the latest data of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the Higher Education Commission has been provided Rs 14.037 billion against its total allocations of Rs 20.5 billion while Rs 1.040 billion released for…Read More

Over 2m skilled manpower sent abroad in 30 months

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As many as 2,028,920 Pakistanis have got employment abroad in different categories and professions during the last two and a half years, a senior official in the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development said. "During the last five years (2011-2015), around 3,417,231 Pakistanis had proceeded abroad for employment through Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment," the official said while talking to this scribe in Islamabad. The…Read More

Over 300,000 olive saplings planted on 1260 acres

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Over 80 percent work on the Olive Cultivation Project has been completed so far in the selected areas during past two and a half years, PARC Member Coordination and Monitoring and National Project Director Olive, Dr. Munir said. "Plantation of 310,000 olive plants at an area of 1260 hectares has been completed so far and as per the project the plantation would be carried out on 1500 hectares of land in the selected area," he said while commenting on the…Read More

Fertilizer sector to invest over $100m for gas fields

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In Pakistan fertilizer units getting gas from SNGPL have expressed intentions to invest $100 million for the development of dedicated lower BTU gas fields. This is aimed at improving the gas supply to fertilizer plants to improve capacity utilization of local plants instead of depending on costly imported urea.The fertilizer sector has been facing severe curtailment of gas since April 2010, one of the worst affected sectors, which has worsened the rural economy over the last…Read More

Over 100b SMSs generated in Pakistan in 11

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a vital source of communication, but the civil society looks concerned over these packages as around 100 billion SMSs were generated in Pakistan in the year 2011 summing all cellular networks as a whole.This huge rise in the SMS traffic owes largely to the attractive and wide range of bundle packages being offered by all the operators, experts say.Presently, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly and even unlimited packages are being offered at…Read More

3G licence auction may fetch over $1b

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government of Pakistan is expected to get over one billion US dollars through the auction of 3G licences as against a minimum target of $850 million, resulting positive impacts on economy mainly to contain a widening fiscal deficit of the country."The government’s projected privatization proceeds of $800 million of PTCL will add handsome financial inflows to the state kitty along with different sources such as issuance of $500 million "euro bonds" and $800…Read More

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