Training seminar on plant standards held by USDA


ISLAMABAD: The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently organised a two-day



training seminar on July 30, 2016, and July 31, 2016, to support the Pakistani Governmentand#39;s



efforts to expand agricultural trade.



As many as 30 officials from the Department of Plant Protection and other agricultural



professionals from across Pakistan participated in the seminar.



The training was designed to increase Pakistan’s exports by apprising the officials

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Quality infrastructure institutions imperative for harmonizing standards


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussein said the development and upgradation of National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) institutions are important for promoting harmonization of standards at international and regional level.

Addressing the inaugurative session of a three day UNIDO-ECO Expert Group Meeting here on Monday, he said Ministry of Science and Technology has formulated a National Quality Policy.

The first step towards establishing an

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COMSTECHs 10-year plan to improve living standards




STAFF REPORT ISB: President Mamnoon Hussain has said the "Ten Year Plan" developed by COMSTECH for development of science and technology in OIC member states will help improve general living standards of the common people.

This was stated by President in a meeting with the Coordinator General of the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan at the Aiwan- e-Sadr.

The President said that Pakistan was playing a

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COMSTECHs 10-year plan to improve living standards


STAFF REPORT ISB: President Mamnoon Hussain has said the "Ten Year Plan" developed by COMSTECH for development of science and technology in OIC member states will help improve general living standards of the common people.

This was stated by President in a meeting with the Coordinator General of the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan at the Aiwan- e-Sadr.

The President said that Pakistan was playing a

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WWF-Pakistan introduces water stewardship standards in corporate sector




STAFF REPORT LHR: A ceremony was held to mark the launching of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) under the aegis of World Wide Fund Pakistan (WWF-Pak) in alliance with Nestle Pakistan. The project stresses international water management standard that tends to adapt ace water management protocols in various industrial operations at large scale.

Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan said, "Pakistan is a water-based economy and the resource is crucial for sustaining

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Latest testing standards unveiled for cement sector




STAFF REPORT LHR: The Cement Research and Development Institute, a subsidiary of Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company, has recently augmented its cement testing portfolio with the addition of PS: 5313-2014 and PS:5314-2014. These latest standards have recently been embraced by PSQCA and CRandDI took an endeavor as an initiative to launch the testing for common and masonry cement at the institute.
According to an official of the PSQCA, it has facilitated the construction

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USAID helps improve teachers education standards


STAFF REPORT LHR: The USAID Training for Pakistan Project believes in providing quality education for teachers. For many of their students in Pakistan, this is their only chance to receive education at par with their peers in advanced countries
According to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, the country has produced over 8,000 PhDs in various fields although education experts claim this number falls short of its demand. As in the field of higher education alone, universities

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