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Science, diplomacy and higher education

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Science diplomacy is an evolving concept without any defined boundaries having broader implications in the development of knowledge economies. Traditionally, general diplomatic relationships are confined to a triangle of i) dialogues ii)negotiations and iii)representation in international relations. However, collaboration in science is also an essential tenet of the diplomatic missions having a more profound impact […]


Why science and technology is on decline in Muslim world?

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KARACHI: Some 57 Muslim countries in the world are home to more than 25 per cent of the population. Most of these nations are confronted with problems such as poverty, war, unrest and political instability However, the countries in Gulf and United Arab Emirates are rich in resources and are self-sufficient. Despite the varied spectrum, […]


SBP governor stresses harnessing technology to boost agriculture

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KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa has urged all the stakeholders, including banks and federal and provincial governments, to harness technology platforms in a bid enhance agricultural productivity. He said this while presiding over the mid-term review meeting of Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) held in Hyderabad. “Organising regular ACAC meetings at […]


Technology is about empowering people

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Next month, Facebook turns 15. When I started Facebook, I wasn’t trying to build a global company. Back then, I realized you could find almost anything on the internet — music, books, information — except for the thing that matters most: people. So I built a service that people could use to connect and learn […]


Want to learn some IT skills? You’re welcome to this beach class

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KARACHI:If you haven’t been living under a rock these past couple of decades, you would well know that Information Technology has become the driving force in any industry. To be able to compete in today’s competitive job market, one must have a basic knowledge of IT-related programmes that are employed in every field today. The […]


Science expo from Feb 11

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Islamabad: Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has planned to arrange three-day activities including conference on Higher Education in Science and Technology for Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan and Science and Technology Expo from February 11-13. The event will be arranged at Pakistan Council Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR, an official in the ministry told this […]


IT exports fetch $540 million in six months: SBP

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ISLAMABAD – The Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication industry of the country has contributed US $ 540 million foreign exchange to national kitty through exports during first two quarters of this fiscal year 2018-2019. The telecommunication, computer and information services managed to export IT and IT-enabled services worth US $ 540 million, seeing an increase […]


President Alvi stresses upon use of technology to control goods smuggling

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Karachi: President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said that the fast paced changes were taking place in the realms of technology and stressed that its latest trends should be utilized as tools to control the smuggling of goods and plug the narcotics trade. The President was addressing a ceremony held here in connection with the International […]


IT sector demands Tech Zone in Islamabad to promote IT exports

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The entrepreneurs of IT sector have demanded of the government to establish an IT Technology Zone in Islamabad that would go a long way in promoting exports of IT and IT enabled services. This demand was made in a sector-specific meeting organized by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss the major issues being […]


Facebook will help curb fake news

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari here on Wednesday said that Facebook would help the government of Pakistan, civil society and NGOs to create awareness on human rights issues. Talking to APP, the minister said Facebook would help to curb issue of fake news through a combination of technology, including removing fake […]


Science education and inspiration

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If we are to make progress in real terms, the importance of Science cannot be overemphasised. We have to produce not only technologists in the shape of electrical engineers, chemical engineers, software engineers but also quality doctorate researchers in core sciences of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and other fields. They will serve as drivers towards […]


‘Future lies in uplift of science, technology’

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SHIKARPUR – Significance of the technology has become more and more with the increasing competition between men and machines, but the ultimate victory always goes to the men. These views were expressed by Sukkur IBA University Vice Chancellor Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui while addressing the participants of SIBACOM-2019. This is the flagship event of Sukkur […]


Pakistan introduces first business robot journalist

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KARACHI: Pakistan has introduced the first-ever business robot journalist, Dante, who writes and publishes a comprehensive report on stocks traded at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) within a few seconds after the market’s closure. “The Pakistan Stock Exchange is closed at 3:30pm (from Monday to Thursday and at 4:30pm on Friday) and it gets the daily […]


FM opens first Inter Agency meeting on ‘Science Diplomacy’

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ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday inaugurated the first high-level Inter Agency meeting on “Science Diplomacy.” This initiative was launched in September last year with the designation of a focal point (Science Diplomacy Division) to act as a liaison between national Science and Technology stakeholders and international partners. Welcoming the participants of the […]