Infrastructure, human resource vital for innovations


STAFF REPORT LHR: President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro has said that infrastructure and human resource are essentials while education plays the crucial role to maintain the feed in of thinkers and innovators to nurture the scientific and technological innovations.

He said this while speaking on "SandT Based Economic Development and Cooperation in ECO Region" under the auspice of ORIC-the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization.

He further said that

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Biogas: The prolific renewable energy resource of modern day




BIOGAS NORMALLY refers to a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be produced by raw materials such as agricultural waste, plant material, manure, municipal waste, sewage, and food waste etc. It is a renewable energy source from organic waste materials for a small labor input, replacing firewood or fossil fuels.

In the conversion process, pathogen levels are reduced and plant nutrients made are more readily

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Museums are an exceptional educational resource


Staff Report ISb: The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Pakistan held its executive board meeting to discuss the plans for bringing museums and museum educational institutions together. It was discussed that to revitalizing the significance of museums, museum education, and their social impacts in terms of awareness, ICOM Pakistan will schedule training workshops, symposiums, and seminars.

Muhammad Akhter Javed, President ICOM Pakistan in his keynote address said, "Museums and

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Museums are an exceptional resource for public education


Staff Report ISD: The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Pakistan held its executive board meeting to discuss the plans for bringing museums and museum educational institutions together. It was discussed that to revitalizing the significance of museums, museum education, and their social impacts in terms of awareness, ICOM Pakistan will schedule training workshops, symposiums, and seminars.

Muhammad Akhter Javed, President ICOM Pakistan in his keynote address said, "Museums and

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Agrochemicals polluting the fragile natural resource water




The primary aim of our nation after independence was to achieve self support in food production. We used various inputs or resources and incorporated various means of stabilizing the yield of agricultural crops through incorporating fertilizers, pesticide and other toxic chemical besides improving the quality of the agricultural products. Though it helped our nation in producing the food to meet the needs of ever increasing population but besides this the use of unsustainable path to

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UVAS to set up biogas resource centre


STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has decided to establish a Biogas Resource Centre on its Ravi Campus, Pattoki, in order to facilitate and train much needed professionals in the field of renewable energy sources.

The decision was made at a meeting held in the UVAS that was chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha.

On the occasion, the vice chancellor said that the UVAS is also constructing a 25 cubic meter biogas digester

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Resource conserving agri technologies

By Habib Ullah, Ehsanullah and Shakeel Ahmad AnjumPAKISTAN IS an agricultural country. Contribution of agriculture sector in the GDP is about 21 per cent. It provides employment to 45 per cent of country’s labour force and is source of livelihood for 60 per cent of the rural population. It has a vital role in ensuring food security, generating overall economic growth, and reducing poverty. Our population is increasing very quickly, there is a lot of population pressure on the agriculture

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PTCL holds human resource conclave 2013

STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recently organized a one-day HR conference titled HR Conclave 2013. The Talent Management and Learning function of HR joined hands to "Unleash HR Potential".The conference served as a shared platform for representatives of the HR Community at PTCL to recap the achievements of the past year while projecting towards the future of HR.The conference was led by Syed Mazhar Hussain, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) HR.He was accompanied by Muhammad

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Pakistans mineral resource endowments equal to $30tr

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has been gifted with large amount of natural resources from fertile land to large amount of mineral deposits to a large pool of human resources."Pakistan’s minerals consist some of the world’s largest reserves of coal, gold, copper, chrome, gas, rare earth, rock salt, gemstone, marble, onyx and granite and 42 other minerals," Pakistani High Commissioner in Singapore, Hasan Javed, said this while speaking at a seminar recently held in Singapore.He said

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Human Resource Department: A neglected area in cell companies

By Asad Ur RehmanTHE HUMAN Resource Department has emerged as a vital platform for any organization as it plays an important role in objective setting, aligning mission and vision with the company strategy and setting performance standards for employees.Though all telecom companies have well established Human Resource Departments but still their functioning is not optimum and there is a need to improve certain procedures and processes in this regard.The major issue with the Human Resource

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