Working group of scientists for promotion of S&T to be formed: Ahsan


HEC: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal emphasized upon forming of a working group consisting of top scientists to advise government to foster development of science and technology in the country.

The minister expressed these views while addressing Round Table Conference (RTC) on Promoting Scientific Education and Research in Pakistan’.

The RTC was also attended by Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, scientists, academia and officials

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Pak-US S&T cooperation offer researchers funding up to $500,000


HEC: Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program is currently accepting applications for a three year of collaborative research grants. Through this grant, research students can receive funding of up to $500,000.

The project is managed by the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. and by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It is designed to increase cooperation between Pakistani scientists and institutions with their counterparts in the United States.

The program

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PKR 1.77bn for S&T research div allocated


STAFF REPORT ISB: Under the Public Sector Development Sector Programme (PSDP) government has set aside PKR 1.77bn for 18 ongoing and three new projects of Science and Technology Research Division for next financial year 2016-17.

According to budget document, for ongoing schemes PKR 1.36 billion, while PKR 83.65 million earmarked for new schemes. The Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) for young students phase 1 (component 1) lead by Pakistan Science Foundation got PKR 700 million and PKR

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Pakistan to sign 18th Executive Protocol for S&T Cooperation with China


MONITORING REPORT: Pakistan and China have consented to sign 18th Executive Protocol for SandT Cooperation before the end of 2016. The choice to this impact was taken in a meeting between Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Chinese Vice Minister for SandT Mr. Yen Hejun.

This protocol is being signed at the expiry of the term of 17th SandT protocol (2012-16) amongst China and Pakistan signed path back in November, 2011.

Pakistani Delegation drove by

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Expert links S&T with sustainable development




STAFF REPORT KHI: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) organised a lecture by Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS).

Theme of the talk was Science and Engineering for Sustainable Development of Pakistan’.

The Chancellor of SSUET Jawaid Anwar in his welcome address said the development of a country depends on the advancement in developing technology in different areas.

The new technology

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Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance edu, S&T coop




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance their cooperation in educational, scientific and technological fields.

A delegation of the Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIVE) Belarus headed by RIVE Rector Prof ArkadyShklyar visited the Higher Education Commission Secretariat.

The two sides agreed that Pakistan and Belarus have many similar priorities for higher education and both the countries need to synergize their potential in addressing future

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Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance edu, S&T coop


STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance their cooperation in educational, scientific and technological fields.

A delegation of the Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIVE) Belarus headed by RIVE Rector Prof ArkadyShklyar visited the Higher Education Commission Secretariat.

The two sides agreed that Pakistan and Belarus have many similar priorities for higher education and both the countries need to synergize their potential in addressing future

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Lack of S&T behind negative industrial growth




STAFF REPORT KHI: Mishandling and improper disposal of chemicals in Pakistani industries is life-threatening for thousands of people. Industrial growth in Pakistan is negative which is due to the lack of science and technology. Civil society’s silence over the environmental degradation in the country is really a matter of concern. Chemical security in the industries should be a key concern for the government, industrialists, chemical experts and other stakeholders as well.

Prof. Dr

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Gallantry awards given for S&T, education services




STAFF REPORT LHR: Ten educationists, 14 scientists, 25 engineers and six journalists were among 163 people who were given civil awards in recognition of their services at the Pakistan Day awards ceremony.

The president and governors gave away these awards at ceremonies that were organised to mark the 76th Pakistan Day.

In the education sector Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, LUMS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi and Islamia College

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Lack of S&T behind negative industrial growth


STAFF REPORT KHI: Mishandling and improper disposal of chemicals in Pakistani industries is life-threatening for thousands of people. Industrial growth in Pakistan is negative which is due to the lack of science and technology. Civil society’s silence over the environmental degradation in the country is really a matter of concern. Chemical security in the industries should be a key concern for the government, industrialists, chemical experts and other stakeholders as well.

Prof. Dr. M.

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Effective mechanism vital to promote S&T culture




STAFF REPORT ISB: The Executive Committee of the National Commission for Science and Technology (ECNCST) has stressed the need for installing an effective mechanism where the culture of Science and Technology in the current era of knowledge based economy can flourish.

The meeting was held at the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). Minister of Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain and Minister for Planning and Development Prof. Ahsan Iqbal co-chaired the meeting

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NCP, AS-ICTP hold S&T conference


STAFF REPORT ISB: National Centre for Physics (NCP) in collaboration with Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP) has recently concluded the five-day International Scientific Spring (ISS-2016) – Pakistan’s premier conference on science and research which is playing a major role in the viable development of science and research of Pakistan since 2009.

The conference featured more than 20 foreign experts with national and international participants to discuss

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Technology Times, PNS join hands to promote S&T




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS) and Technology Times have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the identification of core areas of cooperation especially in the field of science and technology awareness in the country.

The agreement was signed at the premises of PNS where senior officials from the Society and Technology Times were present.

Under the MoU, both the sides would work together to identify areas of mutual cooperation and share their expertise

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National university of S&T bill (amendment) passed


STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has recently passed the National University of Sciences and Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with a majority vote.The bill was passed with 61 votes in favour and 35 members voted against it.

Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid had moved the bill in the house on behalf of Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain.

The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says the National University of Sciences and Technology Act, 1997

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US doubles funding for S&T in Pakistan




STAFF REPORT ISB: US Ambassador David Hale and HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed have signed an MoU to double the funding for the Pak-US Science and Technology Cooperation Programme.

The MoU would provide more than $8 million in joint funding for high-level collaborative research in science and technology with a new focus on health and other fields such as water, energy, and information technology.

Ambassador Hale said, "The benefits to in developing our education, knowledge,

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Scientists set S&T as priority area to promote innovations in ECO regions




STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists and researchers have called for focusing on achieving greater research efficiency and more intensive transfer of knowledge by means of establishing networks involving research and business. Priority-setting processes are critical in aligning research funding with regional needs and in identifying the research questions necessary to fill the knowledge gaps.

They expressed these views during the two-day meeting of eminent scientists and experts of ECO

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Scientists set S&T as priority area to promote innovations in ECO regions


STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists and researchers have called for focusing on achieving greater research efficiency and more intensive transfer of knowledge by means of establishing networks involving research and business. Priority-setting processes are critical in aligning research funding with regional needs and in identifying the research questions necessary to fill the knowledge gaps.

They expressed these views during the two-day meeting of eminent scientists and experts of ECO member

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