PSF to carry out need assessment of rural area schools: Dr. Ashraf




PR: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will carry out need assessment of rural area schools for launching a pilot project in one of the districts to promote inquiry-based science education, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

The Chairman was speaking as the Chief Guest at a function in connection with 24th Inter Board Science Poster Competition, at PSF.

Prof. Dr. Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF, Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi, Member Finance PSF

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PSF to carry out need assessment of rural area schools: Dr. Ashraf


Press Rlease: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will carry out need assessment of rural area schools for launching a pilot project in one of the districts to promote inquiry-based science education, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

The Chairman was speaking as the Chief Guest at a function in connection with 24th Inter Board Science Poster Competition, at PSF.

Prof. Dr. Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF, Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi, Member Finance

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Farm to market road program to bring silent revolution in rural areas: dr farrukh


Staff report isb: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Program will bring a silent revolution in rural areas of Punjab. He said that this project is the biggest project in the history of Pakistan for the construction and rehabilitation of rural roads. The project is being implemented speedily and a huge amount of 150 billion rupees will be spent on this project during next three years, he added. He said this mega project is of vital

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Farm To Market Road Program To Bring Silent Revolution In Rural Areas: Dr Farrukh Javed


Press Release: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Khadim-e-PunjabRuralRoads Program will bring a silent revolution in rural areas of Punjab. He said that this project is the biggest project in the history of Pakistan for the construction and rehabilitation of ruralroads. The project is being implemented speedily and a huge amount of 150 billion rupees will be spent on this project during next three years, he added. He said this mega project is of vital

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Saemaul Undong replicated in Punjab to build rural economy




STAFF REPORT ISB: South Korea’s Saemaul Undong was launched in 1970 by late President Gen. Park Chung-hee to build rural economy and catalyze socio-economic development and welfare of the people.

This integrated rural development plan has revamped and modernize the rural sector with miraculous changes in rural communities through participatory governance, close interaction and cooperative action among villagers having political will and sincere guidance. It operates on diligence,

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Mobile operators asked to expand network in rural areas




STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly Standing Committee on ITandT has recommended the PTA to direct the mobile companies to expand their network of services to under-developed and rural areas of Pakistan.
The committee made these directions while discussing suggestions to improve the performance of mobile cellular companies after induction of 3G and 4G technologies.
The committee appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Information Technology for making efforts to dredge out &

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USF spreading IT growth in rural areas




STAFF REPORT ISB: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has provided 543,839 broadband connections during one year under a programme launched to accommodate remote areas of the country.
Additionally, the other objective of specifically running a broadband programme is to increase proliferation.
"Several educational broadband centres at higher secondary schools have been established under this programme," said an official of the Ministry of Information Technology and

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Rural telephony project in Sawat, Shangla and Buner in KPK Districts approved


Universal Service Fund Company’s (USFCo) 36thBoard of Directors Meeting was arranged in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.The Chairperson Board of directors USFCo, and the Minister of State for IT and Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman chaired the 36thBoard of Directors meeting in which an overview of the main efforts and development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas throughout the length and breadth of the country by USF were taken in to

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Poverty and rural development in Pakistan




Agriculture is the mainstay of economy of Pakistan as about 67 per cent of our population is associated directly and indirectly with this sector. Agriculture has a big share of 21.5 per cent in the GDP and this sector employs 45 per cent of the country’s labour force. It also contributes in the growth of other key sectors of economy. The development of this country is not possible by ignoring the development of its rural areas. Rural development can be defined as the process of

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Telecentres to be set up to provide e-services in rural areas


STAFF REPORT IBD: The establishment of Telecenters across the country is direly needed in order to serve the neglected and unprivileged population of rural areas in all provinces. These Telecenters would offer many services such as E-learning, E-commerce, E-agriculture and verification/registration of SIM cards, ID cards through NADRA. E-health services would also be provided to the people of rural areas subsequently.

Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman said this while chairing a

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PCRWR installs 13 water filtration plants in rural areas




STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has installed 13 more water filtration plants across the country under the project "Water Quality Monitoring in Rural Areas of Pakistan and Installation of Low Cost Water Conditioning and Filtration Units (Phase-II)".

According to details, these filtration plants have been installed in rural areas of different cities including Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Mianwali, Norowal, Faisalabad, Vehari, Mitiari,

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US-funded livestock project boosts rural economy

STAFF REPORT IBD: The USAID Dairy Project has triggered growth in Pakistan’s rural economy by helping women farmers increase their income and improve their livelihood. Realizing the pivotal role rural women play in the country’s livestock sector, USAID is creating a pool of up to 5,000 locally-trained and readily-available female livestock extension workers to provide veterinary services and advice on the care and feeding of cattle to rural dairy farmers.This dairy project, launched in July

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USF approves telemedicine network in rural areas

STAFF REPORT IBD: Prime Minister of Pakistan has been briefed on the tremendous progress made by the Universal Service Fund (USF) during the last five-and-a-half years by providing basic telephony and data services in more than 3,600 mauzas across the country.During the meeting of the USF Board of Directors meeting, held recently, the PM was told that the broadband services have been provided in 260 2nd and 3rd tier cities and towns and that more than 4,250 km of optic fiber cable has been laid

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E-village harnessing rural Pakistan

STAFF REPORT IBD: The E-village project, a not-for-profit initiative of Pakistan Social Association, aims to take the power of ICTs to rural areas of Pakistan. A computer centre is established in a village with an easy to use software to make the rural population learn some basic skills to develop their employment opportunities. Education, health, economic empowerment and Governance are some priority areas of the project.Ammar Jaffri has over 40-year of experience in governance, digital

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Connecting rural-urban divide thru ICT for better life

THE INTERNATIONAL Telecommunication Union has declared the 17th May, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), as a day to raise awareness on the benefits of ICT tools such as the television, radio, mobile phones and the Internet and other means of bridging the digital divide. Last year the theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) was "Better life in rural communities with ICTs". This theme was especially significant to a country like

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