Expert suggest safe zones for vultures for conservation

STAFF REPORT KHI: Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have recently organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan.

"The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia

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Experts suggest solutions to energy crisis

STAFF REPORT ISB: The Air University has recently organized an International Colloquium at the main campus Islamabad in order to discuss the energy policies.
Chief guest of the opening ceremony was Dr Yahya Khwja, Member IT and SandT, Planning Commission of Pakistan.
Dr Yahya termed the holding of the conference a right step in right direction and appreciated the Air University for its proactive role in dissemination of knowledge and arrangements of International Colloquium and

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Experts suggest certified seed for better wheat yield

STAFF REPORT ISB: Farm experts have emphasized for the use of certified wheat seed so as to increase wheat crop in the country and discouraging seed multiplication of banned varieties and urged the relevant department to should notify the banned varieties.
A two-day Annual Wheat Planning/Wheat Productivity Enhancement Programme (WPEP) meeting has recently been held in Islamabad and recommended the farmers to use certified wheat seed to increase wheat crop.
PARC Chairman Dr Iftikhar

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Lawmakers suggest HEC vital for quality education

STAFF REPORT ISB: The convener of the National Assembly Sub-Committee on Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education has asked the top education regulatory body to go beyond its mandated role and help find solutions to issues facing Pakistan. Taking note of this, while seemingly forgetting the quagmire that the commission is already in, the HEC chief promised to "soon" share a proposal on the formation of think-tanks regarding water, energy, agriculture and other

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Scientists suggest taskforce on water scarcity

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan needs to establish a taskforce on water scarcity with a view to devising a water security action plan by June 2014; this plan should prioritise different aspects of water conservation, recycling, harvesting, and dam storage.

Dr. Maudood Khan, senior research scientist at USRA at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, floated this suggestion while addressing a seminar on Water scarcity and future vision 2025.’ Organised by Shifa Tameer

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