AEO organises Australian education road show

STAFF REPORT IBD: The AEO Pakistan is holding 25th Australian Education Roadshow across 6 major cities of Pakistan. As many as 15 top ranked Australian Institutions are participating in the event providing a great opportunity for Pakistani students to study in world renowned universities in Australia.

The series of exhibition began with much more exuberance and has already catered to many hundreds of students in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Australia HC, Deputy HC and Azhar Shah,

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Chinese firms show interest in energy sector

STAFF REPORT IBD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said a number of companies are showing their keen interest to invest in the energy sector in Pakistan to help it overcome its crisis.

The foreign diplomat said that China is ready to extend a helping hand to the country, expressing a willingness to participate in water, thermal, solar, wind and civil nuclear power generation projects.

"We should strengthen cooperation in all fields," said Weidong adding, "We

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First Pak Composite Show held

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Composite Show has recently been held in Islamabad which covered a symposium, policy dialogue and industrial exhibition. The event was organised by the Composites Engineering Research Group of Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) and NUST College of EME.Over 150 senior academics, industrialists and official from different government departments attended the event. The event also featured more than 20 companies. On the occasion, they exchanged ideas on the

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LG starts innovative quiz show to shine students

STAFF REPORT KHI: As a step forward in offering innovative services, the LG Electronics has launched its Information Academy programme for students, that includes a unique and the first-of-its-kind quiz show, titled LG One School One Library’.Purpose of the initiative is aimed at engaging the youth of the country in a high-quality culture experience on television.Targeting students from Grade 10 to 12, the LG One School One Library invites them to utilize their information and intellect in an

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PCSIR trade show attracts visitors

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial research (PCSIR) has recently arranged Trade show 2012’ in the city. The main feature of the exhibition was the inauguration of biomedical equipment which has developed by PCSIR. These basic equipment have been importing into the country which is costly not only for the hospitals but also for a common man.Former Federal Minister for SandT Mir Changzeb Khan Jamali was the chief guest, Chairman of PCSIR Dr. Shoukat Pervaiz, DG

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Telecom indicators show positive growth

STAFF REPORT IBD: The telecom indicators are showing a positive growth despite abysmal state of the economy of Pakistan, with a telecom revenues reaching an all-time high of Rs387.15 billion during the calendar year 2011, reveals the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority in its latest Telecom Review.The telecom players, mostly the mobile network operators, invested $371.5 million during CY11. However, owing to some disinvestments, the sector FDI was at negative $164.6 million last year. The

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Speakers show concern over climate change

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s major environmental issues confronting are ever-increasing degradation of natural resources such as air, water, soil, coastal waters, forests, agriculture and biodiversity. The status of environmental degradation in and around large population centers and industrial sites in Pakistan is alarming. Pakistan is paying very high price for environmental degradation.Chairman SUPARCO, Major General Ahmed Bilal, said this while inaugurating a five-day short training on

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Stakeholders show concern over bid to censor Internet

STAFF REPORT LHR: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), have expressed deep concern over an attempt by the Ministry of Information Technology to further restrict freedom of expression, creativity and peaceful thought on the Internet by projecting an extensive filtering system that will allow authorities to block up to 50 million "undesirable" URLs at the national level.The National ICT RandD

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