Modern farming skills stressed for mountain areas




SIDRA SAIF ISB: Agriculture experts at a roundtable, while mentioning that majority of the people in mountain area is not well aware of modern agricultural practices, said there is a need to give new knowledge and initiate skill development programmes about machinery usage and upgrade their agriculture for better productivity.
The roundtable was jointly was organized by ICIMOD, IOM, PIDE and PARC in Islamabad.
Purpose of the event to discuss the policy implications of the research

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Experts at Preston Uni seminar for entrepreneurial skills


STAFF REPORT ISB: While emphasizing the important role of entrepreneurship in national development and growth, experts at a seminar have said that the young generation needs to tap their professional potential through best market strategies and innovations.
The seminar Entrepreneurship’ was organized by the Preston University in collaboration with the Jump Start Pakistan at the Islamabad Campus of Preston today. The faculty and students of the university participated in the referenced

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PTA starts drive for technology, skills upgrade




STAFF REPORTER KARACHI: As Pakistan starts to embrace newly-introduced mobile broadband technology, the telecom sector’s regulator is upgrading technology as well as skills of its officers – a move aimed at monitoring the quality of service (QoS) parameters for third-generation (3G) and 4G mobile services.
The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) concluded a two-day training programme in collaboration with NEMO Anite, a Finnish company, in Islamabad. Purpose of the event was

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ASF plans workshops to boost farmers skills




STAFF REPORT LHR: In pursuit of its goal to stimulate the growth of agriculture sector in Pakistan through support of stakeholders in this sector, the Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF) has launched a series of workshops aimed at providing professional knowledge to people working in agricultural sector.

According to details, these workshops have been planned in three major cities of Pakistan, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, said a spokesman of the ASF.

He said that the first three-

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Injecting NDMA with required skills


PAKISTAN IS one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. This realization got intensified after the 2005 massive earthquake that had hit Azad Kashmir and adjoining parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province leaving around 200,000 people dead and turning a number of cities into ruins. Though the response from the Pakistan Army, NGOs and the general public in terms of rescue operations was quick, yet the coordination among the government departments was a complete failure. This had prompted

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THF helping youth skills development for jobs

STAFF REPORT IBD: Organizations like The Hunar Foundation (THF) are working to transform Pakistan’s human capital into an asset for the country, where an estimated 103 million people, or 63 per cent of the population, are younger than age 25, and this number is expected to double over the next 30 years.THF`s main objective is to provide young men and women with quality vocational education that meets the technical skill needs of the marketplace – leading to wage-earning capabilities for life.

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Tusdec aims to set up PIIA to promote skills

STAFF REPORT LHR: The Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) aims to set up the Pakistan Institute of Industrial Automation (PIIA) in order to render a training platform in the wake of shortage of skilled manpower in the local automation industry."The dearth of formally trained workforce for equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, installation and programming of equipment," said a company spokesperson.He said that the PIIA will not only act as an ordained

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Intel projects women skills in digital era

STAFF REPORT KHI: Intel Pakistan, in collaboration with the Karachi Press Club, has recently marked the International Women’s Day with women in media. The event titled Intel Celebrates Women’ was held at the Press Club and included a panel of leading women achievers, Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and Bolo Bhi, Nezihe Hussain, Owner, SWOT, Salma Jafri, Content Marketer, Social Media Trainer and Writer.The event focused on digital literacy, problem-solving and collaboration skills for

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NUST opens window to shine students skills

STAFF REPORT IBD: The NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) has taken the initiative to provide a platform to its students with the name of Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions (FICS). FICS is an inter SEECS competition that aims to encourage SEECS students to think innovatively, and get actively involved in social problems identification around them and developing solutions. We all live in an imperfect world.One of the things that make it imperfect is the day

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Workshops on biostatistical training improve skills

STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that the biostatical training workshop will help improve skills and expertise of professionals to publish them in well reputed national as well as international journals.He expressed these remarks at the recently held three-week biostatical summer research camp on Developing Research Plan and Proposal. The research camp was organised under the Pak-US Science and Technology

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Nokia launches phone app to improve literacy skills

STAFF REPORT KHI: Nokia and UNESCO Pakistan have launched a basic literacy application eTaleem’ for Nokia phones, that allows people to easily access lessons for Urdu reading, phonetics, word synthesis, sentence making, and basic math.The application can be downloaded on most affordable Nokia S40 devices, says a press release issued here.The learning content to Nokia’s eTaleem app is based on UNESCO’s learning DVDs designed and tested in community learning centres across Pakistan. By

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US firm honours PTCL for best performances skills

STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has been honoured by the prestigious US-based Environment Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with the "ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award 2012" for its outstanding achievements and organizational performance in geographic information systems (GIS) and programmes."PTCL’s GIS programme stood out from amongst more than 100,000 others worldwide for its outstanding use of GIS technology in the existing network," said Founder and President ESRI, Jack

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