Ministries, govt departments to have e-office system

STAFF REPORT IBD: The E-Office System in all Federal Ministries and its Divisions will be rolled out within the stipulated time period which would significantly enhance their performance. In this regard, multiple teams have been constituted in accordance with the nature of tasks and relevant to the human resource expertise.

"Aacquisition of Data Center Facility for e-Office Hosting, signing of contract for e-office and middle software with the vendors, gathering and analysis of

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Deteriorated education system in Sindh

Week education system in Sindh has always been a dilemma since the inception of Pakistan. Even today the situation has not changed rather got deteriorated. Many factors can be linked with this crisis. Sometimes we feel that students themselves are involved to use guides, solve papers and copies in the examination in which they are checked out but unfortunately they are not checked out by administration of education. They are not often responsible for cheating in their examination. It is

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Pakistan desperately needs IT-based health management system


IBD: The health system in developing countries has changed radically during the last few years from a centralized system to a decentralized mechanism significantly bringing positive changes in the overall health system. However, Pakistan is still taking shallow’ initiatives in this field with having no mature approach to tackle the decades old core issues in the relevant field.

The implementation of health management information system (HMIS), which

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WWF signs MoU with SES System to go green

STAFF REPORT LHR: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan has signed an MoU with Supreme Education School System to register it as one of its Green School.

Speaking at the occasion, Sania Rauf Khan, Manager Corporate Relations WWF-Pakistan, emphasized on the fact how WWF-Pakistan is empowering the youth of Pakistan to become a part of the solution and to play their role towards nature conservation and protection of the environment.

Muhammad Yasser, Managing Director, Supreme Education

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Speakers stress modernising flood forecasting system

STAFF REPORT LHR: Flood had been the major problem in Pakistan from disaster perspective and that the country had witnessed significant floods consecutively in the last four years which needed an urgent attention and focus to upgrade the flood forecasting and early warning system timely and accurately.

UNESCO in close cooperation with the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) launched the seminar on Reliable Flood Forecasting in Lahore.

Purpose of the seminar was to bring

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Zong 1st to deploy biometrics system

STAFF REPORT IBD: Zong has become the first mobile operator in Pakistan to implement the Biometric Verification System at its customer service centres. The installation of this systems displays the commitment of Zong towards PTA directives; highlighting its compliance and contributions in the national policies implementation.

The new verification system introduced by Zong will require each citizen to approach retailer, franchisee or Customer Service Centers of Zong and provide their

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Telenor sells first SIM through biometric system

STAFF REPORT KHI: Telenor Pakistan has started selling SIMs using the recently installed Biometric Verification System (BVS) for activation of SIMs in Karachi. It has deployed BVS at 29 points of sales across Karachi, ensuring that all Sales and Service Centers and Franchises in the city are BVS compliant.

According to details, Telenor completed BVS deployment in Karachi on November 30 and starting December 1, all SIM sales through BVS are underway at all of Telenor Pakistan’s

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Launch of first remote sensing satellite system planned

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan plans its first Remote Sensing Satellite System (RSSS) to be launched in near future which will meet the national and international user requirements in the field of satellite imagery.

"The government is committed to make the country’s satellite system more sophisticated which can be helpful in the socio economic development of the country," said Minister for Planning and Development, Professor Ahsan Iqbal while addressing the recently held 8th

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Innovation system a driving force behind sustained national growth

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is highly vulnerable to extremWith eyeing rapid national development in the present information age and globally competing knowledge-driven economies, speakers at the recently concluded COMSATS three-day regional consultative workshop stressed for having an integrated mechanism of national innovation system and intellectual property for rapid and diverse progress.

They further said that the process of research, technology and innovation needs to be

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Strengthening of students career counseling system stressed

STAFF REPORT IBD: There is an urgent need to strengthen students’ career counseling system in educational institutions and encourage them the courage to ask questions about different curiosities they confront with.

Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) Secretary General Dr. Anwar Nasim said that while addressing a large gathering of scientists, students and teachers at the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in connection with a lecture on "Characterization and Synthesis of Piezo-

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Cellcos set to install biometric system

STAFF REPORT IBD: All mobile operators of Pakistan have so far agreed to install the biometric system at every point of sale and increased the fee of SIM verification through biometric from Rs 13 to Rs 28 per transaction, sources close to this development disclosed.

Since installation of biometric system can enhance the national security environment so with setting up the new system at every point of sale of SIM is expected to reduce the security risks in the country in coming days.

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Health Informatics-a turning point in health system

NO PHASE of human life has escaped the impact of the "Information Age", and feasibly in no area of life is information more critical than in healthcare and medicine. Improving healthcare services in any society requires strengthening various elements of healthcare services and it is understandable that the healthcare is an information-based and information-driven activity. Information signifies major actions in the healthcare profession currently a number of forces are together

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SIMs sale linked with bio-metric system

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindh High Court has directed completion of biometric system and registration of all SIMs through it till September 5.

"SIMs should not be issued until biometric verification to any person," the court ordered to the authorities observing that SIMs are being used in criminal activities.

At present mobile phone service operators issue SIMs just on submitting a copy of National Identity Card and in some cases law and order agencies have detected hundreds

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CYBERKNIFE-Robotic Radio-surgery system a hope for cancer patients

THE PAST few decades have witnessed a remarkable progress in the development of instrumentation and in the use and applications of medical imaging techniques.

Imaging possibilities and their use from diagnostics to treatment have revolutionized radiology and imaging practices dramatically. The exploration of ongoing modern radiological techniques and research has led to a volatile growth in clinical practices of medical imaging.

From 1960s radiographs to the modern techniques of today

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NetSol selects Toshibas VRF system

STAFF REPORT LHR: NetSol Technologies has selected Toshiba VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) HVAC equipment for its under-construction building to be among pioneers in Pakistan for Green and Energy Efficient Building’.

The equipment is made in Japan with green environment friendly refrigerant. As compared to other conventional ACs, it saves more than 50 per cent energy, delivers the same output, and has a longer life span. Nucon Engineers, distributor of Toshiba HVAC equipment for

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PSO upgrades technological system

STAFF REPORT KHI: The public sectors company – Pakistan State Oil (PSO), has successfully upgraded its internal SAP system to the latest ECC 6.0 version in order to streamline its operational efficiency.The upgrading process involved seamless integration of 12 SAP modules, a database of over 1500 GB of data and the profiles and access protocols of over 500 SAP users, says a new release here.The entire system enhancement process has been carried out jointly by the PSO Information Communication

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Nadra reforms old pension disbursement system

STAFF REPORT IBD: NADRA in collaboration with EOBI has launched the Pension Disbursement Project for all the pensioners enrolled with EOBI. Pension shall be disbursed to EOBI pensioners holding chip based Smart National Identity Card (SNIC) of NADRA at e-Sahulat points spread nationwide."It is the first time in Pakistan that EOBI pensioners will receive pensions through SNIC with the live biometric verification which will also be performed at NADRA e-Sahulat franchisees across Pakistan,

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