Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding


STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America.

Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-

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Lasting solution to rising global temperature stressed




STAFF REPORT KHI: The average temperature of the world has increased by 0.7 degree since the beginning of the 21th century and it may rise by 1.6 to 4.3 degrees by the end of the 21st century, Karachi University (KU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaiser has this. He said this while addressing the local and international delegates gathered at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre at KU for the four-day 14th national and 5th international conference of the Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS),

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Lasting solution to rising global temperature stressed


STAFF REPORT KHI: The average temperature of the world has increased by 0.7 degree since the beginning of the 21th century and it may rise by 1.6 to 4.3 degrees by the end of the 21st century, Karachi University (KU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaiser has this.

He said this while addressing the local and international delegates gathered at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre at KU for the four-day 14th national and 5th international conference of the Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS),

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Solar based innovation stressed at NUST workshop




STAFF REPORT ISB: A three-day workshop on solar based innovation was organized at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). The workshop included sessions on solar based information evaluations, high accuracy gear establishment, energy frameworks and related production apparatuses.

The experts present in the workshop were of the view that coal power plants filter their emissions, trace amounts of toxic particulates penetrate air filtering systems and enter the

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Solar based innovation stressed at NUST workshop


STAFF REPORT ISB: A three-day workshop on solar based innovation was organized at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). The workshop included sessions on solar based information evaluations, high accuracy gear establishment, energy frameworks and related production apparatuses.

The experts present in the workshop were of the view that coal power plants filter their emissions, trace amounts of toxic particulates penetrate air filtering systems and enter the atmosphere.

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Local adaptation against climate change stressed




STAFF REPORT LHR: A one-Day consultative workshop was sorted out for the improvement of Local Adaptation arrangement of Action for region Lahore. The workshop was organized by Oxfam, one of the main NGO working in enhanced parts including environmental change, feasible advancement, and neediness easing.

About 17 participants from various government departments including Environment (EPD), irrigation, agriculture, emergency service 1122, On-Farm Water Management, Forest and University

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Local adaptation against climate change stressed


STAFF REPORT LHR: A one-Day consultative workshop was sorted out for the improvement of Local Adaptation arrangement of Action for region Lahore. The workshop was organized by Oxfam, one of the main NGO working in enhanced parts including environmental change, feasible advancement and neediness easing.

About 17 participants from various government departments including Environment (EPD), irrigation, agriculture, emergency service 1122, On-Farm Water Management, Forest and University of

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Significance of Space Technology stressed in workshop




STAFF REPORT ISB: A two-day workshop focusing on importance of space sciences and advanced technologies such as remote sensing was held in Government College University Lahore. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness about space technology and its number of applications in various sectors including meteorology, and exploitation of natural resources through satellite image processing etc. The event was organized by premier body on the subject i.e. Pakistan Space and Upper

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Significance of Space Technology stressed in workshop


STAFF REPORT ISB: A two-day workshop focusing on importance of space sciences and advanced technologies such as remote sensing was held in Government College University Lahore. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness about space technology and its number of applications in various sectors including meteorology, and exploitation of natural resources trough satellite image processing etc. the event was organized by premier body on the object i.e. Pakistan Space and Upper

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Climate change resilient policy adaptation stressed at workshop




STAFF REPORT LHR: The climate change is one of top rated challenges of Pakistan and awareness to communities must be disseminated at optimum level to make a resilient strategy to combat this copious challenge. A workshop in the wake of Climate Change adaptation policies was recently organized by Individualland in which experts, environmental scientists, researchers, and stakeholders participated in large number. The purpose of the workshop was to identify the available options and

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Climate change adaptation stressed at workshop



STAFF REPORT LHR: The climate change is one of top rated challenges of Pakistan and awareness to communities must be disseminated at optimum level to make a resilient strategy to combat this copious challenge. A workshop in the wake of Climate Change adaptation was recently organized by Individualland’ in which experts, environmental scientists, researchers, and stakeholders participated in large number.

The purpose of the workshop was to identify the available options and

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Adaptation of clean technologies stressed




STAFF REPORT ISB: A 3 day seminar on "Clean technology and innovations," was held. The seminar aimed at promoting the clean technologies for economic uplift and sustainable development. The event was jointly organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Cleantech Open.

Esam Alqararah, Representative of UNIDO while addressing in the seminar said that entrepreneurial trend was buzzing in Pakistan particularly in

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Need for environmental conservation stressed




STAFF REPORT ISB: A seminar on "World Environment Day" was conducted by Capital Development Authority aiming at discussing climate change impacts that are continuously hurling on the country causing serious damage to biodiversity, infrastructure and also sabotaging the efforts of sustainable development.

Planning Commission Water Resources Chief Naseer Ahmed Gillani said while addressing to the seminar that Pakistan was facing a mammoth loss of around $24 billion as a

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Need stressed for conservation of wetlands for better future


STAFF REPORT KHI: IUCN Pakistan-funded Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project has organized the World Wetlands Day 2015 at Wetland Centre Sandspit, Karachi. The event was organized by IUCN in collaboration with WWF Pakistan. The theme of this year for World Wetland Day is "Wetlands for the Future". The event was celebrated with the children from four local schools in the Sandspit area, members from the local fisher community and Moti Mala Women Tanzeem.
"Wetlands are

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Research promotion stressed for food security


STAFF REPORT ISB: Acting Chairman PARC, Dr. Nadeem Amjad, has stressed the need for coordinated efforts to promote agriculture research to ensure food security in the country.
He was addressing a farewell reception organized in the honour of former Chief Scientific Officer and Member Social Sciences Division PARC Dr. Sharif Kalu.
Dr. Nadeem said that agriculture scientists have to work in coordination with each other to promote agriculture sector of the country adding that promotion of

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Need stressed to give new direction to USF




STAFF REPORT ISB: Universal Service Fund (USF), created with the aim to help deploy telecom infrastructure in unserved areas, has failed to deliver.
By some estimates, in the last 7-8 years, USF has collected over Rs100 billion from operators. Yet it has contracted projects for less than 30 percent of that amount. Actual disbursements are said to be even low.
It is to be mentioned here the mobile operative are bound to pay 1.5 per cent of their annual revenues to the USF for these

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Devising effective roadmap for engineering qualification standardisation stressed




STAFF REPORT ISB: Experts and engineers at a national dialogue have highlighted the need for standardization of engineering qualification in today’s era saying it would prove to be an effective instrument in addressing engineering related problems and enabling engineers for their cross-border contribution.
They were giving their input at the national dialogue and international meeting arranged by the UNESCO’s Islamabad and Jakarta Offices in Islamabad.
The meeting was held in

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