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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Biometric SIM verification system delayed

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not yet completed the system of biometric SIM verification mainly due to the absence of decision-making officials at the telecom watchdog.The other parties concerned with this new system to be introduced, both the NADRA and the telecom companies are all prepared for this new system to take over.Sources said that the absence of officials has been caused by the internal problems that PTA has been going through one after the other

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Training of OBA system of accreditation held

STAFF REPORT IBD: A two-day training on Outcome Based Assessment System of Accreditation has recently been concluded which was organized by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for programme evaluators of PEC.Prof. Ir. Megat Johari Megat Mohammad Noor and Ir. Azlan Abdul Aziz from Board of Engineers Malaysia conducted the technical sessions as resource persons.The training was aimed at enhancing the capacity of senior engineering

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Moot focuses geo info system on natural hazards

STAFF REPORT PSR: Pakistan and Afghanistan are prone to disasters as well. Both states should aside the outstanding disputes and work for the prosperity of the region.This was the crux of the expert notes presented at a recently concluded four-day international conference on "Geo Science Information System for Natural Hazard Management" organised at University of Peshawar. The event was arranged for 16 Afghan geologists of Kabul University, Earth Sciences Department of Kabul

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Nadra to get task for SIMs verification system

STAFF REPORT IBD: NADRA is set to deploy Biometric Verification System for sale of new SIMs, said a recently issued statement by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). "NADRA has prepared the Biometric Verification System for Telecom operators, all preparations for Biometric Verification Systems have been carried out and NADRA is ready for launch from 28th February, 2013," it said. In this regard, the Authority has demonstrated its services and applications to Pakistan

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IT progress revolutionising library system

STAFF REPORT IBD: The information technology revolution has totally changed the library system and it is imperative for librarians to remain abreast with the latest changes in information technology to handle information for their efficient delivery to researchers, students and other information seekers through internet, mobiles and other modes of information communication technology. These remarks were expressed by speakers during a national workshop "Total Library Solution in Present Era&

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Zong starts new online number booking system

STAFF REPORT KHI: Zong has launched a new online number booking system by which its customers can book number, take number from the company’s Franchises or Customer Service Centres.The new online number booking system has been designed to facilitate new customers after PTA directives that physical SIM cannot be obtained from any retailer. So the new booked Zong number can only be obtained from Zong Franchise or Customer Service Center. The company also offers the facility to book your number

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URL filtering system on the cards

STAFF REPORT IBD: The government of Pakistan has directed all Long Distance and International (LDI) operators in the country to install a filtering system for data and voice monitoring to control release of any blasphemous material in the country.According to sources, PTA has tasked as many as 14 LDI operators to implement this monitoring system.Sikandar Naqi, the Executive Vice President of PTCL, said that PTA’s earlier system of similar capabilities was installed in 2008 for $10 million that

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Suparco to get Pak first global navigation satellite system

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is going to have a new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with the assistance from Pakistan’s strategic partner, China. Beijing has been very generous in sharing its satellite technology with Islamabad. The first-ever BeiDou technology application outside of China was recently demonstrated in Pakistan.According to details, China has further programmes of collaboration with Pakistan in the satellite

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Factors to consider before buying a Solar PV system

By Samir AhmadOWING TO the unprecedented level of power shortage being faced throughout the major cities and villages of Pakistan, a substantial demand of quick and reliable power solutions for household and industrial application has been observed. People have now started understanding that quick fixes in the form of UPS (Uninterrupted power supplies) and petrol/diesel generators are not a long term and sustainable solution to the impending power crisis, which is here to stay.In scenarios such

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Having strong cyber security system need of the hour

STAFF REPORT IBD: There is no dearth of material available in public domain related to cyber security, while ironically no initiative has so far been taken ensure cyber security."Have we got a national strategy to secure our cyberspace. Have we got a programme aimed at cyber warfare," said an expert on internet security related issues.He suggested that there should be a move in the parliament to discuss the subject threadbare. The evolution of information protection technology is

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Windows 8 Operating System

By Mohsin Ali AbidIntroductionOperating system includes set of instructions that control computer hardware and software resources. It acts as an interface between computer hardware, software and users. Some of the popular operating system are android, iPhone operating system (IOS), Linux, Macintosh Operating System (Mac OS X), Microsoft Windows etc., which provides some common services for application software.Window 8 main focus is on Touch system, so instead of start menu, start screen is

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Pakistans first solar power system goes online

STAFF REPORT IBD: Realising the country’s growing demand for power to operate industries, agriculture and domestic sector, the government of Pakistan has initiated several projects to resolve the persistent energy crisis."The projects commenced by the government not only look to tap conventional sources but also the renewable energy resources including wind, solar and biomass," said Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pakistan’s first

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