Accused in olive tree scam yet to be punished


ISLAMABAD: The people involved in the olive tree scam, which was unearthed earlier this year, have yet to be penalised, though the evidence clearly indicates misappropriation in the project that is worth Rs2.44 billion.

The project was part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) aimed at promoting olive cultivation across the country to reduce the hefty edible oil import bill.

The National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) in November last year awarded a tender to a

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"Peer review" emerges as fresh science scam


STAFF REPORT ISB: A few professional scientists have found a sneaky way to cheat their way up the career ladder as they evaluate their own research by pretending to be someone else. Scientists publish their research findings through academic journals, which check the work with independent experts before running with it. This independent checking is called "peer review", but journals have retracted dozens of research papers in recent months after learning that peer reviews were faked

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