PCBF turns out a major success




The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) introduced the Pak China Business Forum (PCBF) in 2012, which was the 1st Pak- China Business Forum and takes place every year since then. The first four were held at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. This year the 5th Pak- China Business Forum 2016 took place at the Expo Centre, Lahore, from 19-22 March.

These forums attended and visited by hundreds of Chinese and Pakistani companies have been hailed an astounding

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Pakistan turns to coal to keep factories running




MONITORING REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan has signed a number of financial and technological agreements with China aimed at exploiting massive coal reserves at the Tharparkar mine in Sindh province.

Under the terms of these agreements, 3.8 million tons of coal will be produced each year at the Tharparkar open-cast mine to fuel a 660MW power plant and other facilities.

The estimated cost of the project is $2 billon: China’s banks and private companies will provide $1.5

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E-waste management turns a major problem




STAFF REPORT ISB: Dumping of electronic waste has become a critical environment as well as human health issue in Pakistan. The e-waste recycling is emerging as a cottage industry in the recent time with import of legal and illegal waste.
"People involved are using open plots and congested areas/communities to break down various components of computers, printers, screens and power supply units in a cruel and bad manner," reveals a recent study being conducted at IESE, SCEE and

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