Pakistan receives $3b renewable energy investment

STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has received a record $3 billion investment in the renewable energy sector over the past one year as the government seeks to ensure energy security in the country.

Pakistan has become a choice destination of investors because of the potential in this sector, robust policy framework, lucrative tariff structures and bankable security documents, said Amjad Ali Awan, CEO Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB).

He said the government is taking steps to

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Intel receives overwhelming response in Sindh Science Fair

STAFF REPORT KHI: The provincial science fair was arranged by Intel ® International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel® ISEF) in order to promote SandT research projects of the students from across the region. The students took extravagant interest in the science fair and as many as 72 research based projects were submitted by them and winners of the provincial competition will further be taken to national competition which will be held next year in Islamabad.

The projects in which the

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Senate receives National Agricultural Research Centre land conflict report

STAFF REPORT ISB: A report in Senate concerning National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) was presented by Standing Committee on National Food Security. The report exhibited proposed change of 1,400 acres of land of National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) by the CDA into private and business plots.

Instructions the house about the discoveries of his board of trustees, an important member of the Senate SC said that the advisory group had suggested that since the CDA had not

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PTCL receives customer service award

STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has been awarded the Customer Service Appreciation’ award for its best customer services in the telecom sector at the Service Punch -2014’ conference.
The awards ceremony, presented by Active8, in collaboration with and Pakistan Human Capital Forum, brought together a large number of CEOs, business heads, delegates and guests belonging to customer services and other industries.
Pakistan’s leading ICT

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Pakistan receives $4m rice export orders from China

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani rice exporters have managed to secure $4 million worth of export orders of the commodity from China during the recently concluded visit of rice exporters to the country auguring well for future of commodity’s export.

This was stated by Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) Senior Vice Chairman Chela Ram KK, while briefing members of the REAP about the salutary aspects of the 11 days tour of a rice exporters delegation to China.

The response

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UVAS receives Rs 400m as research grant

STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has received the grant of Rs 400 million given by international donors for as many as 43 research related projects."Out of the 43 projects, 26 are international and 16 national which would be worked upon within the stipulated time," said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Mehmood Pasha while informing about the received grant.The UVAS has succeeded in securing cooperation from four universities including

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NEDs UIE Dept receives grant from Pak Hy-Oils

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering in NED University of Engineering and Technology has received a research grant of Rs 0.525 million from Pak Hy-Oils Limited to investigate rutting resistance of Polymer Modified Asphalt (PMA) in flexible pavements.Iqbal Saeed, Chief Operating Officer, Pak Hy-Oils Limited, presented the cheque of first installment to Prof. Dr. M. Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor NED University, at a ceremony.On the occasion, Dr. Afzal

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Dr. Abdul Rashid receives IFA Norman Borlaug Award

MONITORING REPORT PARIS: Dr. Abdul Rashid of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, is the 2013 laureate of the IFA Norman Borlaug Award. Dr. Rashid, nominated by Asif Ali of En- gro Fertilizer, is the 21st recipient of the award. Dr. Rashid is a highly accomplished crop nutritionist and a distinguished soil fertility expert. His 40-year career has been devoted to well-conceived research programmes for optimizing crop nutrition through balanced and efficient fertilizer use, applicable to

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PU receives USAID fund for grooming teachers

STAFF REPORT LHR:  The Punjab University Institute of Education and Research has received the first installment of research grant for teachers’ resource capacity building under the USAID Teachers Education Project.In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice Chancellor’s Committee Room where USAID Regional Director Syed Nadeem Ahmed called on PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran. IER Director Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhtar, Dr Rafaqat Ali Akbar, Dr Abid Hussain Chaudhry and Ubaidullah also attended the

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