OPF secures top position in Math Olympiad




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s largest Maths Olympiad has been concluded successfully. Shahryar Khan, a student of the OPF Boys College, H-8, has secured top position in the Inter-School Math Olympiad (ISMO) in the category of 6th class students.

The ISMO, the Pakistan’s largest Maths Olympiad, was arranged at a local private school the other day. A total of 10,655 students participated in the event.Shahryar clinched the top position by beating 2,700 students of 6th class. He was

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Pakistan secures three Gold at Asia Pacific ICT Awards


STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has created stir by securing three gold and a silver award at Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA-2015) held in Colombo, Srilanka.

Eyedeus Labs drove the route by securing gold in the startup category for their new product "Ingrain", while Evamp and Sanga clinched gold for their "Mobile Audio Streaming Service" under the Inclusion and Community Category.

The third gold was packed away by Noor Asif and Muhammad Farjad Hassan, students of NUST

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CIIT faculty member secures International Green Talent Award – 2015




STAFF REPORT LHR: The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) faculty member has secured the International Green Talent Award 2015 for his research on renewable energy production. Dr Naim Rashid, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at CIIT, Lahore Campus was the main Pakistani to have won the current year’s International Green Talent Award (2015), presented by the Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.

Dr Naim Rashid’s exploration

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CIIT faculty member secures International Green Talent Award – 2015


STAFF REPORT LHR: The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) faculty member has secured the International Green Talent Award 2015 for his research on renewable energy production. Dr Naim Rashid, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at CIIT, Lahore Campus was the main Pakistani to have won the current year’s International Green Talent Award (2015), presented by the Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.

Dr Naim Rashid’s exploration concentrates

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LUMS Faculty secures US Patent on Advanced Radar Technology




STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) faculty of electrical engineering, Dr. Ijaz Haider Naqvi and his PhD student Faran Awais Butt have secured a US patent on Electronic Counter – Counter Measure (ECCM) technique. The technique quashes the effect of jamming on ground based radars and hence improves the accuracy of location of potential targets.

Electronic Counter – Counter Measure (ECCM) is the next level radar technology focused at preventing the

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LUMS Faculty secures US Patent on Advanced Radar Technology


STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) faculty of electrical engineering, Dr. Ijaz Haider Naqvi and his PhD student Faran Awais Butt have secured a US patent on Electronic Counter – Counter Measure (ECCM) technique. The technique quashes the effect of jamming on ground based radars and hence improves the accuracy of location of potential targets.

Electronic Counter – Counter Measure (ECCM) is the next level radar technology focused at preventing the attempts

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OGDCL secures top rating


Staff Report KHI: The premier Oil and Gas EandP Company of Pakistan, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has attained AAA’ and A-1+’ rating for long and short term entities respectively for the year FY14. The ratings were issued by JCR-VIS Credit Raging Company Limited.

The assigned ratings demonstrate the pivotal role of OGDCL and its contribution to the national economy as the largest upstream EandP Company in the country. The company’s large market share and low

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OGDCL secures top rating


Staff Report KHI:The premier Oil and Gas EandP Company of Pakistan, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has attained AAA’ and A-1+’ rating for long and short term entities respectively for the year FY14. The ratings were issued by JCR-VIS Credit Raging Company Limited.

The assigned ratings demonstrate the pivotal role of OGDCL and its contribution to the national economy as the largest upstream EandP Company in the country. The company’s large market share and low

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Hadab Idrees secures third position in Intel-ISEF




Monitoring Desk: Hadab Idrees, who hails from Pakistan, has recently secured third position in International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) by Intel in the category of "Energy Physical." The event was held at United States of America (USA).

Hadab`s project was titled as "Multi-purpose Smart Solar Device" which involved creating cost effective solar device controllable with an Android App. Abdur Rauf, President Pakistan Science Club (PSC) also supported Hadab

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Hadab Idrees secures third position in Intel-ISEF held at USA


Monitoring Desk: Hadab Idrees, who hails from Pakistan, has recently secured third position in International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) by Intel in the category of "Energy Physical." The event was held at United States of America (USA).

Hadab`s project was titled as "Multi-purpose Smart Solar Device" which involved creating cost effective solar device controllable with an Android App. Abdur Rauf, President Pakistan Science Club (PSC) also supported Hadab

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Carmudi secures $25m fund for Asia, Latin America operations




MONITORING REPORT ISB: Carmudi, a leading car classified site backed by Rocket Internet, has raised $25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, and a division of international multi-sector retailer Tengelmann Group.

Launched in October 2013, Carmudi has rapidly scaled up to 20 countries, seven of which are in Asia (

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Warid secures pledged investment for 4G




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistani operator Warid Telecom has pledged a network investment of $470 million during the next five years aimed at upgrading its current 2.5G network to 4G.
Commenting on the five-year investment – which began at the start of the operator’s financial year in July – Warid’s CFO Tariq Gulzar said: "Over the last 2-3 years, when we were going through the MandA process, we were a little dormant, we were holding back on those investments which we’re now going

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PIEAS secures first position in Pakistan in QS ranking




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) has been ranked 1st in Pakistan and 106th in Asian Universities in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of 2014. The QS is an established authority on global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions since 1990. It is the first time that any Pakistani university has reached this position.
PIEAS, competing for the first time in the QS Asian rankings, scored highest

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FAST secures l and mark achievement

STAFF REPORT LHR: The FAST, Lahore, in collaboration with different universities of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh has recently organized the SAARC Coding Competition. Last year the competition was organised with the collaboration of Pakistan and India but this year the scope was much more expanded.According to details, the list of collaborating universities included Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Jamia Milia, Delhi, NSIT, Delhi,

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Pak student secures medal at world math contest

STAFF REPORT LHR: A Pakistani student, Syed WaqarAli Shah, has won a silver medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad recently held in Argentinean town, Mar del Plata.Waqar Ali Shah, an A-level student of the Pak-Turk International School, Karachi, who competed with about 550 students from 96 countries of the world.Pakistan had sent a batch of five students to participate in the international Olympiad held every year. They were selected from thousands of students who had participated in

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