First call for proposals for the SESAME light source


ISLAMABAD: SESAME, the pioneering new regional laboratory for the Middle East and



neighbouring countries has publicly announced its first call for proposals for experiments.



A third generation light source with a research capacity ranging from medicine to cultural



heritage, SESAME’s first beams will be circulating this autumn, with the experimental



programme getting under way in 2017. SESAME is already host to a growing user community of



some 300

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Experts present proposals to address water crisis




STAFF REPORT HYD: Water experts have underlined the need for building water reservoirs, preparation of water policy and research in order to form framework to combat water crisis and challenges in Pakistan.

They expressed these views at a meeting on "Water Resources Challenges of Pakistan" held recently at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro, which was organised by US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).

Former Sindh

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Experts present proposals to address water crisis


STAFF REPORT HYD: Water experts have underlined the need for building water reservoirs, preparation of water policy and research in order to form framework to combat water crisis and challenges in Pakistan.

They expressed these views at a meeting on "Water Resources Challenges of Pakistan" held recently at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro, which was organised by US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).

Former Sindh

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PCA submits budget proposals


STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) has submitted proposals and a data sheet to the government for incorporating them in the upcoming budget for 2016-17, aimed at further promoting the information technology sector in the country.

The tax policy proposals focus on withdrawal of some taxes and imposition of fixed duties and taxes on IT products. These measures are to encourage legal imports of IT products and removal of GST charges, so that the industry is provided

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Proposals invited for thematic research grant programme




STAFF REPORT ISB: The HEC has invited proposals for Thematic Research Grant Programme (TRGP) for 2015-16, especially designed to address contemporary issues and promote Social Sciences in the country.

Social Sciences scholars and researchers with theoretical, conceptual and methodological or policy orientation background have been encouraged to apply for the grants.

The full-time faculty members of public and selected private sector universities and degree awarding institutions

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Proposals invited for thematic research grant programme


STAFF REPORT ISB: The HEC has invited proposals for Thematic Research Grant Programme (TRGP) for 2015-16, especially designed to address contemporary issues and promote Social Sciences in the country.

Social Sciences scholars and researchers with theoretical, conceptual and methodological or policy orientation background have been encouraged to apply for the grants.

The full-time faculty members of public and selected private sector universities and degree awarding institutions will

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Various proposals presented to overcome energy shortfall




STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers at the recently held 7th International Engineering Convention presented their suggestions and recommendations to minimize the increase in energy crisis faced by Pakistan.
They called for implementing the suggestions presented in the convention in public and private sector organizations.
In his remarks, President IEP Syed Jamshed Ali Rizvi said that engineering institutions can contribute a lot to provide leadership to the profession by maximising the

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PIC board approves 75 research proposals


STAFF REPORT PESH: The Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASandRB) of the Islamia College, Peshawar, has approved a total of 75 research proposals of the research scholars enrolled with the various teaching departments of the university.
The meeting, chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Qibla Ayaz, also approved the award of degree of Ph.D and M.Phil to some scholars who have already completed their research work and whose work has been evaluated positively.
In his remarks, the VC

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UVAS moot imparts training for fund winning proposals


STAFF REPORT LHR: A 2-day workshop on "Project Formulation" has recently been held at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore.

Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Prof Dr Kkaleel Ahmad Ibupoto and Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha presided over the inaugural session of the workshop jointly organised by the Business Incubation Centre of the UVAS and Pakistan Science Foundation.

In his remarks at the occasion, Dr Khalil Ahmad explained the role

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