MoCC no more headless body, Zahid Hamid takes oath as Federal Minister




STAFF REPORT ISB: After being a headless organization for more than 4 months, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) rallied the induction of Zahid Hamid as he took oath as Federal Minister of MoCC.

Zahid Hamid academic credentials are quite high as he possesses law degree from Punjab University and Post-Grad degree from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Zahid worked broadly in the field of environmental law and campaigned for environmental conservation. He helped to draft the federal

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MoCC no more headless body, Zahid Hamid takes oath as Federal Minister


STAFF REPORT ISB: After being a headless organization for more than 4 months, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) rallied the induction of Zahid Hamid as he took oath as Federal Minister of MoCC.

Zahid Hamid academic credentials are quite high as he possesses law degree from Punjab University and Post-Grad degree from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Zahid worked broadly in the field of environmental law and campaigned for environmental conservation. He helped to draft the federal laws

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Mobicash takes Bachat Account out of the bag


STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobicash, proceeding with its innovative offerings, has impelled a new bank account for its mobile account bearers. Appropriately titled ‘Bachat Account’ gives impetus to account holders aware of their offering so as to spare propensities them a day by day benefit on keeping up a sure adjusts of cash in their portable account.

Senior Director Mobile Financial Services, Mobilink, Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, while expressing her delight at the launch of this most recent item said

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Zong takes customers convenience on whole new level


STAFF REPORT ISB: The customers of telecom services often have to face a lot of inconvenience every time they had to recharge their account. Zong, the leading telco of the country has come up with an effective solution and one can recharge the account without visiting the retailer asking for the load or the recharge card. The company has launched online recharge facility for its consumers. Senior official from Zong Telecom said while commenting on the newly launched service, "The need of

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Zong takes customers convenience on whole new level


STAFF REPORT ISB: The customers of telecom services often have to face a lot of inconvenience every time they had to recharge their account. Zong, the leading telco of the country has come up with an effective solution and one can recharge the account without visiting the retailer asking for the load or the recharge card. The company has launched online recharge facility for its consumers.


Senior official from Zong Telecom said while commenting on the newly launched service, "The

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Coalition takes shape between Mobilink and LUMS for entrepreneurship promotion




STAFF REPORT LHR: The entrepreneurship ecosystem is still at nascent stages and requires a time constraint to get healthier. The need of promotion of tech entrepreneurship in Pakistan is inevitable due to its relentless potentials. Mobilink and LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship (LCE) have knitted a mutual cooperation ambience by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

According to the MoU, Mobilink will provide mentoring facilities and proficient resources of the organization

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Coalition takes shape between Mobilink and LUMS for entrepreneurship promotion


STAFF REPORT LHR: The entrepreneurship ecosystem is still at nascent stages and requires a time constraint to get healthier. The need of promotion of tech entrepreneurship in Pakistan is inevitable due to its relentless potentials. Mobilink and LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship (LCE) have knitted a mutual cooperation ambience by signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

According to the MoU, Mobilink will provide mentoring facilities and proficient resources of the organization will

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Punjab Gov takes back decision of 19.5% internet tax hike


STAFF REPPORT LHR: The Punjab Government has reversed the decision of imposition of 19.5% tax on internet after facing much rebuttal from stakeholders including cyber merchants, telecommunication companies, broadband and ICT companies, students and various corporate circles. Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab announced this in a meeting held on the issue.

The Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif was very vocal in addressing the Punjab Government to reverse

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The inauguration of 2nd phase of 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Power Project takes place


STAFF REPORT SAHIWAL: Pakistan massive 3.3 billion tonnes of coal deposits are still not utilized up to the potential and only 3.4 million tonnes per year are used for energy production. The Sahiwal Coal Power Project by Government of Punjab is the continuity of enhancing coal power production in the country in order to reduce the energy crisis in Pakistan. The second phase of the Sahiwal Power Project 1320MW inauguration took place.

The Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated

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Punjab Gov takes back decision of 19.5% internet tax hike


STAFF REPPORT LHR: The Punjab Government has reversed the decision of imposition of 19.5% tax on internet after facing much rebuttal from stakeholders including cyber merchants, telecommunication companies, broadband and ICT companies, students and various corporate circles. Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab announced this in a meeting held on the issue.

The Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif was very vocal in addressing the Punjab Government to reverse

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Muhammad Naeem takes charge as Chairman PAEC


Staff Report ISD: Muhammad Naeem has been appointed as new Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) by the government after the retirement of preceding Chairman Dr. Ansar Parvez. The official announcement was made by PAEC on Thursday. The duration of his appointment as Chairman is 3 years.

Mr. Naeem is serving PAEC for the last 43 years, and has remained on many key positions during his service.

He was also conferred with Sitara-i-Imtiaz’ and Hilal-i-Imtiaz’ by the

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Warid Telecom takes pride to launch LTE services




STAFF REPORT LHR: Warid Telecom has launched LTE services in Pakistan. With this move, the company has become the first mobile operator in the country to transform directly from 2G to LTE technology.
Its customers will be able to enjoy 7 days of free customer trials of LTE services in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Faisalabad and Gujranwala.The company’s focus on exceptional services has brought it great acclaim for amazing customer care, exceptional network quality,

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AIOU takes initiative to expand science faculty




STAFF REPORT ISB: The Allama Iqbl Open University (AIOU) has decided to strengthen its faculty of sciences to promote research-based activities and acquaint the students with new developments in the field of science and technology.
"Purpose of this initiative is encourage and motivate students to come out with new innovations in their relevant disciplines to meet the contemporary needs," said Vice Chancellor AIOU Dr Shahid Siddiqui at a training workshop.
The workshop is a

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TEVTA takes initiative to review courses


STAFF REPORT LHR: TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said that TEVTA has started revising old curricula through special gap analysis study. This process is being done in consultation with all stakeholders especially taking into account the relevant industry through a comprehensive survey by using special tool/questionnaire, developed for the purpose.
A total of 51 curricula of nine different sectors have been identified ranging from three years DAE to three-month short courses.
He

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Wind industry takes next step forward with GE




STAFF REPORT KHI: GE Wind Turbines GE has announced to provide 33 wind turbines to the Sapphire Wind Power farm in the southeastern Pakistani province of Sindh, located just outside the provincial capital of Karachi.
The move marks GE’s first wind order in the country, and takes Pakistan another step towards its own renewable energy goals.
Pakistan is not a name that often appears in the renewable energy news hedalines, but the country is not without its own clean energy industry

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COMSATS takes pride in carrying Dr. Abdus Salams vision forward




Staff Report ISB: While marking the 20th anniversary of COMSATS, scientists and researchers are of the unanimous view that the COMSATS is playing a vibrant role achieving its set goals by adopting a multifaceted strategy that is based on advocacy of SandT; capacity building, and South-South cooperation. They considered the establishment of COMSATS as one of the Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam’s desires that were fulfilled by Pakistan, also saying the COMSATS should further strengthen

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Ufone takes Mobile Money Transfer Services one step ahead-Upaisa to issue Debit Cards


In this world of UPaisa and EasyPaisa services, Ufone takes it one step ahead starting with the issuance of UPaisa Debit Cards.

According to the Officials, you don’t need to have a bank account for debit card operations. Instead, you can use UPaisa Debit Card for multiple transactions without a bank account.

The debit card can be used at ATM’s, 1-Link and M-Net; both services are given. UPaisa debit card is not only limited to ATM’s; it can also be used at retail stores such as

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