Pak-China agree for cooperation in R&D of tropical & sub-tropical fruits


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan gives high priority to China for collaboration in various sectors including for the development of agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in the South Asia region. PARC also gives importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub-tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management.

This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) while presiding over a meeting with four members Chinese

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Raised budget stressed for scientific R&D




STAFF REPORT ISB: Research and development (RandD) may have become a popular catchphrase in the developing world at large, but in Pakistan its significance is not realized in the least and funding for RandD has steadily reduced in the last decade.

The current budgetary allocation for scientific RandD stands at a measly 0.29 per cent and calls are being made by the planning, development and reforms minister to increase the budget to at least 0.5 per cent in 2016.

"The

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HEC, Huawei sign deal for R&D collaboration


STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Technologies Company have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance collaboration through research and development initiatives aimed at promoting and encouraging higher education institutions for joint development of technologies in Pakistan.

For this purpose, Huawei will assist HEC to setup its RandD laboratory in Pakistan, says a press release.

The agreement has been signed during the current visit of Chairman

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Raised budget stressed for scientific R&D


STAFF REPORT ISB: Research and development (RandD) may have become a popular catchphrase in the developing world at large, but in Pakistan its significance is not realized in the least and funding for RandD has steadily reduced in the last decade.

The current budgetary allocation for scientific RandD stands at a measly 0.29 per cent and calls are being made by the planning, development and reforms minister to increase the budget to at least 0.5 per cent in 2016.

"The government

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National ICT R&D Fund decides to cut scholarships




STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund has decided to slash the number of scholarships to 165 from 500 under the Prime Minister’s National ICT RandD scholarship programme (PMNICTSP), it is learnt.The official documents show that Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has discussed the programme at length and recommend the award of 150 fully funded 4-year scholarships in ICT disciplines as HRD solicited project to the board.

National ICT RandD Fund can offer limited number of

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Dr. Atta exhorts scientists to concentrate on R&D




STAFF REPORT KHI: Scientists of the Islamic world need to concentrate on research and development (RandD) to clinch the Nobel prize for their contribution towards science and technology, said prominent scientist and former federal minister Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman. He was speaking at the recently held convocation ceremony of Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) where a number of students who did their BBA and MBA were awarded degrees.

Prof. Atta also urged the

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Dr. Atta exhorts scientists to concentrate on R&D


STAFF REPORT KHI: Scientists of the Islamic world need to concentrate on research and development (RandD) to clinch the Nobel prize for their contribution towards science and technology, said prominent scientist and former federal minister Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman.

He was speaking at the recently held convocation ceremony of Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) where a number of students who did their BBA and MBA were awarded degrees.

Prof. Atta also urged the

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PMAS-AAUR script new chapter of cooperation through joint R&D initiatives




STAFF REPORT RWP: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Kastamonu University, Turkey, signed an agreement to have initiated scholastic coordinated effort, common trade in instructive and research covering different orders and Mevlana Exchange Program Protocol.

The MOU was marked by PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad and Professor Dr. Seyit Aydin spoke to as Rector of Kastamonu University, Turkey, in the interest of their

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Scientific R&D are prime goals of AIOU: Dr Shahid




STAFF REPORT ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Rawalpindi region held a science exhibition in which science projects developed by university students were displayed. The event was an attempt to promote a competitive environment and promote healthy activities for intellectual growth, sustainable ecosystem development and information exchange.

Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor AIOU was present on the occasion as chief guest. He said while addressing on the occasion, "The

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COMSATS spuds in defense production R&D initiatives




STAFF REPORT ISB: The academia holds important responsibility to cater to the industrial needs of the country including defense, agriculture, energy and various other sectors. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) mulled to bring together academia-industry expertise in defense production.

The Federal Minister for Defense Production, Science and technology (MoDPandST) Rana Tanveer Hussain had a productive meeting with COMSATS senior management. Rana Tanveer Hussain said

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PCSIR held session for S&T, R&D promotion


STAFF REPORT KHI: The SandT promotion is inevitable to resurrect the quelling economy of the country. A session was recently held at Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Karachi to highlight the importance of SandT and exchanging ideas of experts and policy makers to exchange ideas on the promotion of the very subject. The scientists, technologists of PCSIR, government officials participated in the event.

Secretary, Ministry of Science and

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COMSATS spuds in defense production R&D initiatives


STAFF REPORT ISB: The academia holds important responsibility to cater to the industrial needs of the country including defense, agriculture, energy and various other sectors. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) mulled to bring together academia-industry expertise in defense production.

The Federal Minister for Defense Production, Science and technology (MoDPandST) Rana Tanveer Hussain had a productive meeting with COMSATS senior management. Rana Tanveer Hussain said while

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Innovation through R&D initiatives is necessary for agri sector development




STAFF REPORT ISB: The agricultural yield enhancement through innovative technologies were highlighted in a two day AIP Annual Conference on Agricultural Innovations for Improved Productivity and Economic Growth’. The conference was organized by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with USAID and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC).

Federal Minister, Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR), Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan

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PCSIR held session for S&T, R&D promotion


STAFF REPORT KHI: The SandT promotion is inevitable to resurrect the quelling economy of the country. A session was recently held at Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Karachi to highlight the importance of SandT and exchanging ideas of experts and policy makers to exchange ideas on the promotion of the very subject. The scientists, technologists of PCSIR, government officials participated in the event.

Secretary, Ministry of Science and

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Innovation through R&D initiatives is necessary for agri sector development


STAFF REPORT ISB: The agricultural yield enhancement through innovative technologies were highlighted in a two day AIP Annual Conference on Agricultural Innovations for Improved Productivity and Economic Growth’. The conference was organized by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with USAID and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC).

Federal Minister, Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR), Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan

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Innovation through R&D initiatives is necessary for agri sector development


STAFF REPORT ISB: The agricultural yield enhancement through innovative technologies were highlighted in a two day AIP Annual Conference on Agricultural Innovations for Improved Productivity and Economic Growth’. The conference was organized by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with USAID and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC).

Federal Minister, Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR), Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan

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NICE partners with Bestway Cement for R&D initiatives


STAFF REPORT ISB: The joint research and development endeavors between academia and industry can help bridge the gap between both. NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE) has partnered with prominent company Bestway Cement to forge collaborative RandD initiatives.

The official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between top executives of NUST Institute of Civil Engineering and Bestway Cement. The MoU encompasses wide range of cooperation between both organizations in the field

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