PAC summons COMSATS, HEC to seek clarification on dual degree fiasco




STAFF REPORT ISB: The COMSATS-HEC hoax of dual degree is erupting as to lead it to the rational conclusion and paying heed to the general population objection, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly had summoned both of the associations keeping in mind the end goal to cognize them with them matter.

Chairman HEC, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed went to PAC yet the Rector COMSATS and Pro Rector did not appear expressing unavoidable reasons. The PAC was displeased with their

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PAC summons COMSATS, HEC to seek clarification on dual degree fiasco


STAFF REPORT ISB: The COMSATS-HEC hoax of dual degree is erupting as to lead it to the rational conclusion and paying heed to the general population objection, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly had summoned both of the associations keeping in mind the end goal to cognize them with them matter.

Chairman HEC, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed went to PAC yet the Rector COMSATS and Pro Rector did not appear expressing unavoidable reasons. The PAC was displeased with their nonappearance

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Somalian scientists seek help from Pakistani researchers




STAFF REPORT KHI: The Somalian scientists have urged support from Pakistani researcher of Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi. The axis of requested support was rehabilitation of saline and barren arteries of Somalia through the use of advanced technology in order to boost agriculture production and livestock. This emerged during International conference on Sustainable Development Goals on Biodiversity, Climate and Water’ held in Ethiopia. The

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Somalian Scientists seek help from Pakistani researchers


STAFF REPORT KHI: The Somalian scientists have urged support from Pakistani researcher of Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi. The axis of requested support was rehabilitation of saline and barren arteries of Somalia through the use of advanced technology in order to boost agriculture production and livestock. This emerged during International conference on Sustainable Development Goals on Biodiversity, Climate and Water’ held in Ethiopia. The

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Small farmers seek action against feed mills for charging high rates


STAFF REPORT PESH: The Poultry Farms Association has demanded of the government to revise rates of feed as per reduction in prices of petroleum products in the country, urging the authorities to take action against feed mills who are charging high rates of poultry feed.

"The poultry feed rates were not changed despite the substantial decrease in prices of petroleum products over the past couple of months," said Haji Fazl Malik, PFA KP President, while addressing a news

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Speakers seek further investment in space tech




STAFF REPORT LHR: Participants of a seminar at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) have urged the government to make further investment in space technology and involve the youth.
The seminar was part of special activities linked to the World Space Week being celebrated at the UAF.The event was organised in collaboration with SUPARCO to spread awareness among the youth about space research.
"Such events were being organised at the campus to get the students involved. &

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Kuwaiti IT firms seek trade space in Pakistan


STAFF REPORT KHI: Over 15 Kuwaiti firms have visited the Expo Pakistan 2013 recently held in the city of Karachi, seeking business opportunities in different product lines.

Representatives of different companies from Kuwait included those from Information Technology, consumer goods, fruits, textiles and electronic industries.

"The Expo has been a success as it has offered a lot of opportunities to the foreign buyers especially those working in the food industry," said a

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VCs seek funds transfer to PARC


STAFF REPORT IBD: The Forum of VCs and Heads of Agricultural Universities/Colleges has unanimously resolved that HEC and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) transfer the agricultural research projects and funds to PARC being agricultural research forum at federal level for distribution among provincial universities/colleges and agri research institutions to strengthen research activities in the country.

This has been decided at a recently held meeting of VCs and Heads of Agricultural

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Phone game may make illiterates seek jobs

STAFF REPORT IBD: A silly telephone game that became a viral phenomenon in Pakistan has demonstrated some serious potential for teaching poorly educated people about automated voice services and provided a new tool for them to learn about jobs, researchers at LUMS said.The game, called Polly, is simplicity itself: a caller records a message and Polly adds funny sound effects, such as changing a male’s voice to a female voice (or vice versa), or making the caller sound like a drunk chipmunk.

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Cellcos seek ST exemption on CN rates

STAFF REPORT IBD: The local mobile operators have joined hands to seek government’s exemption for collection of sales tax on interconnection charges that they charge from customers.According to reports, the Federal Board of Revenue is currently in process of evaluating cellular firms’ application to seek sales tax exemption on interconnection charges under the section 65 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990.The cellular companies say that sales tax is not applicable on interconnection charges. It may

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