Workshop urges strong cooperation for biosecurity


STAFF REPORT ISB: Experts at the three-day workshop of COMSATS, PAS and ISESCO have called for enhanced cooperation



between the collaborating institutions; active participation of scientists and researchers from common member states of



COMSATS and ISESCO in building relevant capacities; increasing awareness and education in biotechnology ethics.



The event was jointly organized by COMSATS, ISESCO and PAS with over 150 participants from around 20 Randamp;D

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Experts for strong coop to tackle climate change impacts




STAFF REPORT LHR: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan has recently organised a policy dialogue to discuss how provincial policies and strategies can best serve as vehicles for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the ambitions articulated under the Paris Climate Agreement.

The event titled, Towards 2047: Policy Dialogue on Punjab’s Climate and Growth Policies and Strategies’ was aimed to sensitise key stakeholders to

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With good idea, strong execution, any business has a good future: Nadine Malik




Nadine Malik Almani is a graduate from USA who started her career as banker and ended up being an inspiring cyber entrepreneur. She is the owner of Jovago.com which is Pakistan`s first online hotel booking platform. She shared her experiences and opinions in a recent interview with Technology Times.


Q 1: Tell us briefly about yourself and highlights of your career?

Nadine Malik: I graduated from Bryn Mawr College, USA and started my career as a banker with Citibank Pakistan

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The age of technology gains a strong foothold in Pakistan




Analysing the growth that has taken place in Pakistan since its inception in 1947, a lot can be said in terms of infrastructure development, agricultural growth and progress in education. However, it is important to shed light on one sector that barely existed at the time of independence and has now grown to be a deep-rooted and well-established part of the economy, and one upon which many of us greatly depend. The winds of change in the Information Technology sector of Pakistan have

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ICTs imperative for strong economy, prosperity: Anusha




STAFF REPORT ISB: Extensive cooperation between Pakistan and other countries in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) is imperative for the betterment of people and ensuring peace and prosperity across nations.
Minister of State for Infor­mation Technology Anusha Rehman stated this while speaking at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 in Busan, South Korea. She was heading a Pakistani delegation at the conference.
Korean President Park Geun-hye

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Strong system must to block undesired material on Internet




STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman has said that reopening of YouTube does not fall in our jurisdiction and there is a need to evolve an institutional mechanism to identify undesired content on the Internet.
"Pakistan will have to establish an independent institution with act of the Parliament in order to curb blasphemous and pornographic material on YouTube and other Internet services," she said at the consultative workshop on IT Policy.

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UAF, FCCI sign MoU for strong academia-industry ties


STAFF REPORT FSD: The country is far lagging behind in academia-industry ties, eclipsing the full potential of development in every sphere of life, said speakers at a workshop titled "developing technology driven technologies".

The event was arranged by the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Pakistan Scientific Technological Information Centre (Pastic) and IRP chaired by UAF VC Prof. Dr Iqrar Ahmad

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PTCL shows strong financial quarterly results




STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL, the largest ICT services provider in Pakistan, has announced strong second quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. The company announced revenues of Rs 42.8 billion for the period ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 7 per cent over the same period of last year, while gross and net profit of the company stood at Rs 15.3 and Rs 6.9 billion respectively. The Board of Directors has declared 10 percent interim cash

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Hitec varsity encourages strong academia-industry linkages




STAFF REPORT TAXILA: Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) Chief Lt General Wajid Hussain has urged strong linkages between the academia and industry as it would lay a strong foundation for the latest research culture He said this while talking at the second open house recently held at the Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (Hitec) University.The open house is also aimed at enlightening the industry representatives, academics and government officials about Hitec University’s research

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Conference highlights need for strong research culture


STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: A two-day international workshop on strengthening the Culture of Responsibility dual use research and Bio-Security has recently been held at Abdul Wali Khan University Chitral Campus. The workshop was organized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University SBBU Shringal and Chitral Campus in collaboration with Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad.
Dr. Anwar Nasem, Secretary General Pakistan Academy of Science, Prof. Dr. Zabita Khan Shenwari, Chairman Department of Bio-technology,

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Strong industry-academia links stressed for progress


STAFF REPORT LHR: Strong links between academia and the industry should be promoted to strengthen the economy and the government wants to integrate higher education with the economy and would allocate a large amount for education in the next budget.

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said this while addressing the 3rd session of Invention to Innovation Summit organised by the Punjab University’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation.

He

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Speakers call for strong industry-academia links to boost economy


STAFF REPORT LHR: Strong links between academia and the industry need to be promoted to strengthen the national economy as our future is associated with the progress in six areas; micro electronics, computers, telecommunication, robotic technology, man-made material and biotechnology.

"The government wants to integrate higher education with the economy and would allocate a large amount for education in the next budget," said Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms

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DICE symposium for strong academia-industry linkage




STAFF REPORT GUJRAT: The recently held DICE symposium focused on strong linkages between academia industry as it will definitely help in expediting the process of technology revolution in Pakistan by motivating both academia and industry to acquire, promote and utilize state-of-the-art technologies and software for the rapid development of innovative products.

The symposium titled "DICE 2013 – Distinguished Innovations, Collaborations and Entrepreneurship" was organized by

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