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Govt seems least bothered to boost S and T sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Science and technology seems to be lowest on the government’s development agenda. A drastic cut has been slapped on recurring budget or allocations for new projects. Some projects being executed by the Ministry of Science and Technology have been shelved. A meager amount of Rs903 million has been set aside for 31 projects in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2014-15 for various ongoing and new projects against Rs2.1 billion allocated for 51 projects last…Read More

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Workshop highlights stakeholders input to devise strategy on S and T

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is a developing state which is vigorously taking various initiatives to set the track of science and technology on solid footings. However, there is still a dire and immediate need to secure development in this vital sector which can guarantee the socio-economic development of the country as has been done in the West. "The new SandT strategy 2014-18 would aim at rapid development of human resources besides providing employment to youth," said…Read More

COMSATS network of S and T centres strengthened

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STAFF REPORTER ISB: The Comsats Coordinating Council, while formally approving inclusion of Tunisia’s Water Research and Technologies Centre of Borj-Cedria (CERTE) as the 19th member of the COMSATS’ Network of International SandT Centres of Excellence, has taken various strategic decisions in connection with its international programmes and projects. The decision to this effect was taken during the 17th two-day meeting of the Coordinating Council recently concluded in Tehran, says a…Read More

Pakistan keen to develop S and T sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan is keen in the development of Science and Technology (SandT) sector and is playing an active role in this regard. The minister said this during a meeting with Italy-based World Academy of Science Executive Director Prof. Romain Murenzi. He said that they are working for the science diplomacy and South-South cooperation, said a press release. He further apprised the World Academy of Science…Read More

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Headless S and T bodies taking toll on development, research projects

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The incumbent government’s level of seriousness towards good governance is evident from the fact that as many as 10 organisations working under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) are currently functioning without permanent heads, taking a toll on research and development projects. After months of delay, the ministry has recently invited applications to fill the 10 head level positions, currently being run by people with acting charge. The Pakistan Science…Read More

Reforms of S and T ministry on the card

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A series of meetings regarding the restructuring and reorientation of various organizations are going on in the Ministry of Science and Technology, in the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid. In this connection, a detailed presentation has recently been given by Pir Baksh Jamali, Director General SQCA, a subsidiary organization of the Ministry of SandT. The minister said on the occasion that after the 18th amendments the PSQCA has to…Read More

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Commercialisation of S and T R and D vital for socio-economic development

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Research and development have emerged as a driving force behind national progress, as has been evident from the development of the West. Pakistan desperately needs to promote, RandD culture, commercialise research works and improve integration of research and education at all levels. "We should work on commercialisation of faculty’s research work in collaboration with university’s research office and Higher Education Commission, so that their hard work could play…Read More

PCST, Technology Times to launch Pak first S and T channel

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with Technology Times will soon launch Pakistan’s first Science Channel, to popularize the science and technology subjects through disseminating the relevant information and latest progress to students and common people. "The project named TechTV.pk’ has recently started its beta version. Once launched, the channel will cover science and technology educational activities across the country,"…Read More

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S and T exhibition displays local products

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STAFF REPORT PESH: For the promotion of indigenously developed research products that can bring economic and social transformation in KPK, the Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST) has organized a science and technology exhibition on at COMSATS Abbottabad. A variety of products were displayed in the exhibition by research and development organization, public and private academic institutions, industry, private individuals and firms. The DoST provided a number of free incentives…Read More

PCST planning to promote S and T culture in other cities

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Chairperson of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Dr. Mudassir Asrar, has said that the Council is planning to expand its area of activities to other cities of the country as there is a dire need to create awareness about the operations of the council as well as science and technology. "We would hold seminars, workshops and symposiums in other cities instead of Islamabad because the people of other areas are comparatively less aware of the scope and…Read More