Establishment of China-Pakistan joint research centre on earth sciences proposed

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday

proposed the establishment of a China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences, a

multi-disciplinary Centre with an aim to improve resilience to natural hazards.

The proposal was given in a meeting of a six-member delegation of the Chinese Academy of

Sciences (CAS), headed by Vice Director Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment Cui

Peng with the Chairperson

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Pak-China tech varsity proposed to boost coop

STAFF REPORT LHR: President Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Faisal Afridi, has proposed a Pak-China Technology University to be opened with the collaboration of Chinese universities.

He said that aim of the university would be to transform appropriate technology from China that suits to the needs and demands of Pakistan. He added that China is interested to incorporate Chinese curriculum into Pakistan that will include Chinese language, Chinese work ethics,

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Strategic draft plan proposed to boost IT industry

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has proposed a four-year draft of strategic plan to help increase size of information technology (IT) industry to $10 billion. The Board is also in process of reclassifying the revenue stream under the IT services to give a significant boost to IT exports.

"In order to achieve the task of expanding the IT market in the country, PSEB has identified eight strategic areas with missions and annual targets," said an

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19.2m tons wheat target proposed in Punjab

STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Agriculture Department has proposed a target of 19.2 million tons of wheat for the Rabi 2012-13 for which an area of 16.80 million acres will be brought under wheat cultivation. To achieve the target an area of 1.183 million acres has been proposed to be brought under wheat cultivation in the Rawalpindi Division, said a spokesman of the department in a statement issued here last week.Experts say, the ideal sowing time for the wheat crop in the barani areas is between

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