Microsoft committed to tap underserved communities for technology uplifting




STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft Pakistan organized a media briefing aiming at unwrapping their campaign Upgrade Your World’ that focuses on optimum utilization of Microsoft products to underserved community of Pakistan in order to paddle those communities to mainstream technology consumers for a bigger socio-economic technology driven change. The campaign is run in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the start station is Bahawalpur.

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Microsoft committed to tap underserved communities for technology uplifting


STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft Pakistan organized a media briefing aiming at unwrapping their campaign Upgrade Your World’ that focuses on optimum utilization of Microsoft products to underserved community of Pakistan in order to paddle those communities to mainstream technology consumers for a bigger socio-economic technology driven change. The campaign is run in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the start station is Bahawalpur.

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Pakistan plans to tap intra-ECO trade potential


STAFF REPORT KHI: In order to reap the full benefits of intra-ECO trade there is a dire need for complementary economic and social reforms and we all should pool their efforts to achieve this goal.
"Trade liberalization would be even more successful if it is pursued in the context of a wider reform agenda that enhances domestic productivity, international competitiveness and economic growth," said Zakaria Usman, President ECO-CCI and FPCCI. He said to execute and identify areas

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Time ripe to tap potential through 3G, 4G: PTA chairman




Q: Kindly give a brief account of your academic and professional career.
A: I did my PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in 1997. Earlier I did my Master from the same university and before that I got my engineering degree from the UET Peshawar. I started my professional life by joining the Telecommunication Division of Siemens Engineering Company in its office in Islamabad in 1989. I remained there for two years before moving abroad on a scholarship from the

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Experts for concerted efforts to tap power potential


STAFF REPORT ISB: With the help of hydel projects we can add over 15000 MW of hydropower in the next five years, 30,000 MW in 10 years and 50,000 MW in 15 years and we as a nation should concentrate on rigorous planning.
Experts expressed these views at a seminar on "Sustainable Energy for All" organized by SDPI in Islamabad.
Imtiaz Ali Qazilbash, former Chairman Planning Commission Working Group on Hyrdropower and Alternate Energy, said that proposed that Pakistan has

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Speakers for exploiting IT to tap foreign markets potential




STAFF REPORT FSD: Speakers at a seminar said that Pakistan can generate huge revenue by tapping the international markets through information technology thereby alleviating poverty and raising living standard of the people.

"The world had become global village because of technological advancement," said UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad while chairing the inaugural session of a seminar titled emerging technologies and trends in computer sciences’ in Faisalabad.

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More efforts needed to tap Pak-China coop potential


STAFF REPORT KHI: Trade between China and Pakistan is increasing and its volume will cross dollars 15 billion by the year 2015. "There is a great scope of bilateral trade and investment in many sectors.

President FPCCI Zubair Ahmed Malik said this while speaking at a meeting with Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong, who visited FPCCI Head Office along with Consul General of China at Karachi.

On the occasion, Zubair said that FPCCI is committed for increasing interaction between the

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More steps needed to tap IT sector potential

STAFF REPORT IBD: The IT industry can play a major role in bolstering the economy of Pakistan as demonstrated by countries like India, Philippines and Singapore. This local sector has started strongly emerging as a global IT destination, as over 100,000 people are officially employed in the IT sector of Pakistan and many more are informally employed. However, unfortunately this sector has not been given the same industry status as textile and other industries."There is a desperate need for

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Biotechnology needs more govt support to tap potential

STAFF REPORT IBD: Limited resources, inadequate stock of trained manpower and lack of proper coordination among the institutions are some of the reasons, owing to which biotechnology the sector has not been developed to its full potential.As a cross cutting field, biotechnology has applications in agriculture, medicine, energy, environment and industry.According to official sources, during the last few years, over Rs 1 billion have been invested on research and development (RandD) in this area,

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Pakistan needs to tap rising potential in robotics science

Paras AliTHE ROBOTICS field has rich opportunities to get explored in Pakistan and the young talent if refined and put on the right direction with the international cooperation, the country could ensure a significant and sustained progress, however, all this needs a serious approach on the part of the authorities concerned."Pakistan is going to take part first time in the Global Robotics Challenge (GRC) competition to be held in India from March 14 to 17 this year at the Indian Institute of

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Pakistan, US need to tap expertise in life sciences

STAFF REPORT KHI: There is a major opportunity to exploit the exciting advances in life sciences, which the scientific community in Pakistan should seize. It is being driven by the rapid advances in information technology and genetic sequencing. Thus, it is about people and knowledge that can be transformed and accessed at a relatively low cost.These views were expressed by Terence Taylor, the International Council for Life Sciences (ICLS), while talking to media here. He was recently in Karachi

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