Pakistan needs to raise forest 25pc for green environment


STAFF REPORT KHI:Pakistanshouldraiseits forest cover from five per cent to 25 per cent in order to meet its economic, employment and green environmentneedsas forest is the source of economic support, employment, oxygen generation, livestock grazing, furniture products, boats, household oven fire, hotel fuel in cities and town, sports goods, and construction industry.

This has been revealed in a research report of final year students of Preston Institute of Management Science and

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LEAD organises debrief to raise climate change awareness




STAFF REPORT ISB: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, an NGO, has recently organized a debrief on COP21 to discuss the outcome of COP21 and way forward.

Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, was the chief guest at the occasion while Hina Lotia, Director Programmes, LEAD Pakistan, highlighted the objectives of debrief and the deliberations. It is important to note that COP21, also known as the Paris Climate Conference 2015 successfully reached

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Seminar discusses to raise higher education quality


STAFF REPORT LHR: Directorate of Quality Enhancement (DQE) Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan has recently organized a one-day national seminar on "How to raise the quality of higher education" here in Lahore.

Prof. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy a renowned Pakistani scholar, essayist and national security analyst, was the resource person in the seminar.

The seminar was attended by the principal officers and faculty members from the Virtual University of Pakistan from various stations

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Seminar discusses to raise higher education quality


STAFF REPORT LHR: Directorate of Quality Enhancement (DQE) Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan has recently organized a one-day national seminar on "How to raise the quality of higher education" here in Lahore.

Prof. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy a renowned Pakistani scholar, essayist and national security analyst, was the resource person in the seminar.

The seminar was attended by the principal officers and faculty members from the Virtual University of Pakistan from various stations

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Sindh govt asked to raise budget for agriculture




STAFF REPORT HYDB: The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA) urged the provincial government to raise the agricultural development budget to Rs50 billion and give subsidies and incentives on equipment.
The growers’ body, which has met in the city recently to review the current budget, said the allocation for the agriculture sector of Rs4.40 billion is less than one percent of the total budget outlay of Rs686.179 billion despite that the sector is a source of income for 30 million people

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WISE helps raise education need for industry growth


STAFF REPORT LHR: Industries in Pakistan require education and training pathways, which stretch from school through to vocational and higher education as their progress and growth is attached with the advanced research.

Innovation has always been the driving force and inertia behind development in many sectors which have stirred a global change. However, education, which is the bedrock of all sorts of development, has been left behind as far as innovation is concerned.

Realizing this

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Hapless consumers the ultimate victim of gas price raise

STAFF REPORT IBD:Indecisiveness and inefficiency were the hallmarks on the part of the sitting government which it earlier last week had firstly notified CNG prices increase to Rs 77.14 in Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Potohar and to Rs 71.07 in Punjab and Sindh but a strong countrywide public reaction immediately forced it to reduce the gas cess by 60 per cent.The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had notified a massive hike of 14 per cent in the gas tariff on all the consumer categories

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