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Senate Committee recognizes contribution of Telecom Sector Highlights need for rationalized taxation

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PR: The Senate Standing Committee for Information Technology and Telecommunication has recently recognized the contribution of cellular sector of Pakistan and appreciated the investment in the country and job creation opportunities provided by the sector. The committee also raised concerns over high levels of consumer taxation with special reference on giving relief to the masses who […]…Read More

Senate passed National University of Technology Bill, 2017

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“The National University of Technology Bill, 2017” has been passed by Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology. This institute will be established to produce skilled workforce as per international standards with advanced equipment. The institute will not only certify technical skill development in affiliated institutes and regulate to make future needs of the industry […]…Read More

Meeting of Senate committee on IT and telecom

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Senate’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications had met with Senator Shahi Syed in chair. Progress on implementation status of recommendations of committee concerning increase in the pension of retired PTCL’ employees and policy devised by FBR and PTA about collection of taxes i.e. GST and WHT from cellular users was discussed in meeting. […]…Read More

PSQCA to report Senate about food items quality control

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Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology briefed about the standards developed for the packaged milk, tea whitener and powdered milk in meeting. The meeting strictly directed the Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to prepare parameters and quality control standards for package milk, tea whiteners, and powder milk and report the committee. DG PSQCA […]…Read More

Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill

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article image ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous outrage from the opposition parties and constructive criticism by the civil society, the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 has been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and telecommunication. A senate body in Pakistan has approved the bill against cybercrime - which has been widely criticized by the countryand#39;s public as a means to curb human rights and freedom of…Read More

Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes. The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations. "Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC…Read More

Senate receives National Agricultural Research Centre land conflict report

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A report in Senate concerning National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) was presented by Standing Committee on National Food Security. The report exhibited proposed change of 1,400 acres of land of National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) by the CDA into private and business plots. Instructions the house about the discoveries of his board of trustees, an important member of the Senate SC said that the advisory group had suggested that since the CDA had not…Read More

Establishment of CUST approved by Senate

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STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University. "The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but…Read More

Establishment of CUST approved by Senate

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University. "The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but…Read More