MoU signed to resolve energy crisis in KP




STAFF REPORT PESH: An MoU has recently been signed between University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar and KP Science and Technology and Information Technology (STandIT) department to resolve the energy crisis in the province.

The agreement is aimed to better utilise renewable energy resources. UET Vice Chancellor Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gillani and STandIT Secretary Farah Hamid Khan signed the MoU.

As per the agreement, a state-of-the-art laboratory will be established

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USAID upfront to resolve Pakistan`s energy crisis




STAFF REPORT ISB: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has engaged Arizona State University in US to develop a groundbreaking energy research and solution hub in Pakistan. The US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy and Arizona University will start joint researches and exchange information on the core issue of energy crisis and to identify the untapped potential to overcome the rising challenge. Two Pakistani universities i.e. National University of

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USAID upfront to resolve Pakistan`s energy crisis


STAFF REPORT ISB: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has engaged Arizona State University in US to develop a groundbreaking energy research and solution hub in Pakistan. The US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy and Arizona University will start joint researches and exchange information on the core issue of energy crisis and to identify the untapped potential to overcome the rising challenge. Two Pakistani universities i.e. National University of

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Effective planning needed to resolve water issues




STAFF REPORT ISB: To mark the World Water Day (WWD), the Planning Commission together with multi-stakeholders has organized a conference to sensitize stakeholders on water issues and related challenges.

The conference is organized in collaboration with World Youth Parliament of Water (WYPW), UNESCO, PCRWR, Pakistan Water Partnership, ICIMOD, Economic ECO Science Foundation, ADB and UNICEF.

Sardar Tariq, Chief Executive of PWP, said that water is crucially important for the socio-

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Serious joint efforts a must to resolve national water issues




STAFF REPORT ISB: Water shortage as one of the major challenges like energy shortfall, law and order situation, has hit Pakistan badly and this issue would further explode the situation in coming years if result-oriented and effective policies are not devised on an immediate basis. Our agriculture sector, which significantly contributes towards national economy, is on the decline due to constant scarcity of water in rivers and dams.

On the other hand, major portion of national

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Effective policies key to resolve human security issues




STAFF REPORT ISB: Common man oriented national policies involving all stakeholders are key to resolve prevailing issues of a complex paradigm of human security issues in the country.

A broad spectrum of eminent scholars from across the country identified key issues and recommended remedies to trouble shoot deepening issues of human security on the conclusion of a two-day national conference at National Defence University (NDU).

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at NDU

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Systems being developed to resolve smart-grid signals tech issues




STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of ITandT is in the process of developing a system to address various issues present in smart grid communication technologies.
A project has already been launched to achieve the purpose which presents a simple form of cooperative communication technique, known as Opportunistic Large Array (OLA), as a potential candidate for smart grid communications.
The principal investigator organization for the project, costing Rs. 7.42 million, is School of Electrical

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Chinese firm agrees to resolve energy crisis


STAFF REPORT IBD: China has assured Pakistan its full support to resolve its persistent energy crisis which is badly hampering the national economy.

Wang Jiuling, Vice President of China Southern Power Grid Company Limited (CSG), during his recent visit to Pakistan met Ziaur Rehman, MD NTDCL.

On the occasion, the MD NTDC briefed the delegation about the company’s operation, ongoing projects and expansion plan.

He said that NTDC would like to benefit from experiences and

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Govt doing nothing to resolve YouTube issue: Siraj

STAFF REPORT IBD: Since blocking the YouTube five months ago in the wake of protests across the country over a blasphemous movie, the government has done practically nothing to either get the objectionable content removed from the website or open access to its non-controversial pages for millions of internet users.According to experts, Pakistan needs to sign the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the US before asking the America-based company Google (which owns the YouTube) to remove the

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Nepras exp and ed role can resolve energy crisis: SDPI

STAFF REPORT IBD: The inefficient electricity production and chronic line losses have been the root cause of the energy crisis in Karachi Electric Supply company (KESC) mostly because of inept national power regulator NEPRA, reveals a recent study conducted by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)."The only way out of this crisis is to invest and buy affordable electricity from hydro power, improve fuel efficiency of power plants and introduce smart grid’ with advanced metering

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Govt contemplating to resolve B.Tech degrees equivalence issue

SPECIAL REPORT IBD: As the government takes a major policy shift to promote technical and vocational education in the country, setting up of Pakistan Technology Council (PTC) is under active consideration of the government to resolve the issue of educational equivalence of various technical education programmes with the formal education qualification.An official source told Technology Times that the Ministry of Science and Technology has sought suggestions from the private sector to ascertain

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EU keen to resolve Pak energy crisis

STAFF REPORT IBD: In order to help Pakistan come out of the persistent power crisis, the European Union (EU) is keen on investing in the power sector in Pakistan, particularly the Munda Dam, and the development of micro hydel projects in far-flung areas of the country."EU has planned to establish community-based hydro projects in 1,000 Union Councils of Malakand and small hydro-power plants in Northern Areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa," Head of the EU delegation in Pakistan, Ambassador

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