ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani hacker has been ranked the third most accomplished bug hunter in the world by Dark Reading, a cyber security news site.
Shahmeer Amir, the 21-year-old Multan-born hacker has at this young age, already found and reported around 870 bugs, according to ProPakistani. Shahmeer comes under the category of ethical hacker, who is responsible for locating bugs or security lapses in websites and bringing them to light. In essence, ethical hackers help solidify websites
STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is the fourth largest IT service provider to the overseas clients ranked only behind US, India and Philippines with over 200,000 Pakistani professionals working in this field.
It was disclosed during the maiden meeting of the Services Trade Development Council (STDC).
Khurram Dastgir, Minister for Commerce, chaired the meeting. He said the ministry would put in place the regulatory framework necessary for enhancing the exports of services from the country.
STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani universities are among top 300 Asian universities with NUST being among the top 500 universities of the world.
"HEC is trying to improve quality of higher education and help local educational institutions to improve their rankings," said Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed while speaking at the four-day 5th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (MMDR-5) in Islamabad.
STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan on international ranking has been ranked the second least-efficient country on the Economist Intelligence Units Creative Productivity Index. Among the 24 Asian economies covered, Pakistan is ranked 23rd when it comes to measuring efficiency in converting inputs to outputs, says the index compiled by the ADB. The Pakistan’s ranking has been determined with ix key elements particularly human capital, infrastructure, competition, firm dynamics, financial
STAFF REPORT IBD: The Ministry of Climate Change has developed and launched Pakistan’s National Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) website with the technical assistance of WWF – Pakistan at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad.Syed Mehmood Nasir, Inspector General Forests, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) were the Chief Guest. Officials from Forestry Wing MoCC, Provincial Forest Department, Zoological Survey Department, PBRC and Wildlife Foundation participated in the event.InRead more
STAFF REPORT IBD: Pring (e-Business Pvt Ltd) and GenITeam have been declared winners of the 2012 Red Herring Top Asia 100. This prestigious list recognizes the most promising and innovative technological companies from Asia from a pool of hundreds of finalists.The evaluation of these companies was done by Red Herring on quantitative and qualitative fronts that includes financial performance, technological innovation, management and their track record, relevant to their sector peers."ThisRead more
STAFF REPORT IBD: Tremendous increase in research publications as QAU remains at top with 717 publications followed by UoA with 524 publications and AKU with 521 publications."The number of publications by Pakistan’s higher education institutions has increased from about 800 in the year 2002 to more than 6,000 in the year 2011. In 2010, this number was 5,000," reveals HEC’s Assessment and Research Ranking Report.It said that these publicae1tions were extracted using three globalRead more
STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan will be among the top 30 countries of the world in terms its education quality as well as research.Scimago, an independent research organization and an international evaluation and ranking platform, has projected in its recent publication how the world will perform in research by 2018 based on their past performance.The expected output of research in Pakistan moving up 16 notches, which is the second highest increase worldwide, is primarily due to the innovative higherRead more
STAFF REPORT IBD: Faisalabad has been mentioned as best (user-contributed) mapped city on Google Maps, thanks to millions of inputs from enthusiastic mappers from Pakistan.According to details, Pakistan has been featured many times before as an example of user-contributed mapping, but Faisalabad has now been termed as best mapped city on earth.Google (naturally) couldn’t reach whole of the earth to map it at street level, hence in 2008 Google introduced a way for users to contribute to GoogleRead more
STAFF REPORT IBD: Minister of State for Science and Technology (SandT) Raheela Baloch has appreciated the Pakistan Science Foundation’s (PSF) endeavours for promotion and popularization of SandT in the country within its limited resources.She made these remarks while attending a recent briefing on PSF mandate, functions, achievements and future plans here during her visit to PSF.On the occasion, PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro briefed the minister on PSF’s RandD Industry, ResearchRead more
STAFF REPORT LHR: Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has been ranked among the top 100 world’s most ethical companies for the second year in a row.The list is released by Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.Schneider Electric’s ranking reflects its concentrated effort over the course ofRead more
MONITORING REPORT LONDON: Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people across the world in a globally-held survey. "Pakistanis are equal to the people of developed and industrialised countries when it comes to intelligence," the survey report said. The poll was organised by the Institute of European Business Administration in 125 countries. The survey quantifies various aspects of brilliance and intellectual work in the nations of the surveyed countries. "Read more
STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Islamabad has ranked Prof Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairman HEC, and Prof Dr Iqbal Chaudhary, Director International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, as the most productive scientists of Pakistan. Both the scientists had deep relations with the KU.The PCST, in its sixth directory titled Productive Scientists of Pakistan 2011’, ranked these two great scientists, Dr Rahman andRead more