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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

Getting education more vital than training

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: From colonial times, we are being trained with the purpose of gaining specific skills but not educated to further our knowledge and develop our intellect, said noted scientist Prof. Dr. HR Ahmad from JMDC Medicare Campus and Aga Khan University, Karachi, while delivering a lecture on Research Pathways to a jam-packed hall of medical students and faculty at the University of Health Sciences (UHS). Referring to Thomas Macaulay’s conscious policy of liquidating…Read More

Pollination vital to boost crop production

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s industry is based on agriculture so the pollination is an important factor that relates to productivity and food security. Pollinators play a significant role in the production of food crops in the world. Almost all fruit and grain crops require pollination to produce their crop. "The support of FAO and other international partners is a good step for initiating activities of conservation and management of pollinators for sustainable agriculture…Read More

Farm promotion vital for stronger economy

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s economy depends on agriculture sector, therefore, the role of agriculture scientists as think-tank who are the asset of our country cannot be avoided. "The retirement of agricultural scientists would be a great loss to the PARC. The Council will suffer a lot in the coming years," remarked PARC Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad while addressing the retired agricultural scientists, officers and staff members. He stressed the administration and accounts…Read More

Advanced tech vital for survival in export market

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The production efficiency and usage of advanced technology is the only way for survival of the export-oriented industry. "It is necessary to focus on efficiency on compressed air to reduce production cost and compete at the international level," said Dr Samiuz Zaman, Pakistan’s prominent environmentalist, while speaking at a recently held seminar "Compressed Air Technology" in the industry organized by Plastic Technology Centre (PTC). He said…Read More

Building partnership vital for better environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: UNICEF has called upon the government of Pakistan, bilateral and multilateral donors to make further commitments to the water and sanitation sector in the country as due to the inadequate sanitation Pakistan has to bear economic losses totaling $5.7 billion each year.These remarks were expressed by speakers at a recently held two-day national workshop, co-hosted by UNICEF and the Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of the World Bank."Poor sanitation, hygiene and lack of…Read More

Policy research vital to meet energy needs

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Prof. Dr Khalid Rafique, a specialist in policy research, has said that lack of proper policy on research and management is the main cause of the energy crisis in Pakistan.He said this while addressing a seminar titled "Power Energy Crisis in Pakistan" recently organised by the IEEE chapter of the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST)."The power industry structure has major inefficiencies in the transmission and distribution sectors and…Read More

USF role vital in taking tech to remote areas

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has been directed to further accelerate the pace of providing digital services in the un-served and under-served areas of the country in order to reduce the digital divide between the urban and rural areas. The Prime Minister of Pakistan issued these instructions while presiding over the USF Board of Directors meeting held here recently with main focus of the ongoing projects and other matters relating to the Fund.He said that the Rural Telecom…Read More

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Mathematical base vital for science uplift: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The uplift of the national economy requires our due attention to science and technology. For development in science, a sound mathematical foundation is a pre-requisite, therefore, it is imperative to develop and adequate mathematical culture in Pakistan.This was the crux of the recently held three-day International Pure Mathematics Conference (13th IPMC 2012) on Algebra, Geometry, Analysis, and Mechanics that concluded here. The moot was organized by Quaid-i-Azam University and…Read More

L and DD-UVAS coop vital to develop livestock

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department Secretary Irfan Elahi has said that the LandDDD and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore should work together for the development of livestock sector in the province focusing on small farmers across the province."A comprehensive strategy should be devised in order to solve the field problems in the livestock sector which has immense potential for development," he expressed these remarks at a…Read More

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