Huawei set to get niche in Pak IT industry

STAFF REPORT IBD: Huawei Technologies is all set to introduce its Direct Enterprises Solutions and ICT Systems to commercial arena inPakistan, targeting large and medium sized corporations in the public and private sectors.These solutions and systems includeDataCenter, Video Conferencing Studios, Smart Devices, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Digital Home, e-City andVirtualUniversity, says a statement issued by the company."Huawei Technologies will launch its full-fledged commercial

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Zong Contributes to Flood Relief Fund

 ISLAMABAD: Zong has made a cumulative investment of $1.5 billion in Pakistan in 4 years and it has deposited 26 billion rupees as taxes during the same period. The company is keen to invest in 3-G technology in the country. Most recently CEO Zong, China Mobile Company, Fan Yunjun, called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at the PM House and presented him a cheque of one million rupees for the PM’s Flood Relief Fund. Seen in the picture are the CEO Zong giving the checque to the PM

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PSF matures important national, economic projects

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) is providing nutritional evaluation and nutritional quality improvement for different food products under several research projects and assignment.PSF has been successful in establishing strong and sustainable industrial linkage between Food and Biotechnology Research Centre (FBRC), PCSIR Labs. ComplexLahoreand Bunny’s (Pvt) Ltd,Lahore. After completing the project, FBRC is engaged in continuous activity of process development and quality

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Fellowship for Pakistani Individuals, 2012/2013 USA

Research Fellowship for Pakistani individuals in academia, business, journalism, government, law, and related professions in the field of Public policy issues at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA – 2012/2013 Study Subject(s): Public policy issues facing Pakistan, research designed to bridge the gap between the academic and the policy making worlds Course Level: Research Scholarship Provider: Fellowship Fund for PakistanScholarship can be taken at: USAEligibility: This

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Farmers target govt for wrong policy on urea import

STAFF REPORT IBD: Farmers fromPunjab have strongly criticised the government’s lopsided policy about importing urea and claimed that the subsidy being given on it from the national exchequer is not going to the farmers but to the black marketers."The government is selling imported urea at the rate of Rs 1300 per bag, while the farmers are getting it at Rs 1750 per bag while the factory rate of domestic urea is around Rs 1600 per bag, which was also being sold to farmers at the same rate,&

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SAP implements ERP solution at Continental Biscuits

STAFF REPORT IBD: SAPPakistan provides its ERP solution to Continental Biscuits Limited (CBL) where Siemens Pakistan is the designated project implementation partner on behalf of SAP. The primary objective of the project is to fast track the implementation using SAP standard functions.Providing a proper ERP support infrastructure to Continental Biscuits Limited would help the company achieve efficiency in its business processes and a competitive edge in the market, said Hassan Jamal, Country

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Institute of Biotechnology, BZU

BIOTECHNOLOGY IS defined as the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents to produce goods and services. The completion of human genome and Arabidopsis genome projects in the year 2000 were great breakthroughs in the field of biotechnology. In the past twenty years, unprecedented progress in biotechnology has been observed, which has made revolutionary impacts on every aspect of human activity such as agriculture, forestry,

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Goldwind to provide 33 units of wind turbines

STAFF REPORT IBD: Goldwind Science and Technology Company (Goldwind) ofChina, One of the world’s largest turbine manufacturer, would provide its first wind power project inPakistan with 33 units of GW77/1500 high-temperature Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbines."An agreement has been signed an agreement with China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) to provide its first wind power project in Pakistan," says a statement issued by Goldwind.The company said that it is Goldwind’s

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Research phase of PARB projects completed

STAFF REPORT IBD: The research phase of seven projects initiated by the Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has successfully been completed."The strategy to demonstrate the technology to farmers is under process and will be launched very soon," said PARB Chief Executive Dr Mubarik Ali while chairing the 31st executive committee meeting here last week.Briefing about the progress of research projects, Dr Mubarik Ali said that these seven projects included a four-year project "

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Experts fear MFN to India to trouble Pak farmers

STAFF REPORT IBD: AsPakistan plans to liberalise its trade withIndia, there is a strong possibility that the inefficiencies in the agriculture sector will expose this sector to international competition causing financial strains for many farmers, agriculture experts say."In my opinion, agriculture will remain under stress during 2012," said Iqrar Ahmed Khan, Vice Chancellor at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad adding that one of the newest issues will be Pakistan’s decision

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Vestas gets 50MW turbine for Pakistan

STAFF REPORT IBD: Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from the Turkish Zorlu Energy Group for 28 of Vestas’ V90-1.8 MW turbines for its 50MW wind power project in Nooriabad in the Jimphir region of Pakistan."The contract comprises supply of the wind turbines, supervision of the installation on site, commissioning as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a two-year service and availability agreement," says a statement issued by the Vestas.The

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Nokia and Djuice joined to augment Pakistani developers

MONITORING REPORT: With a vision to cater to the lower segment of the market, NokiaPakistan and Djuice have joined hands to start a series of Developer Workshops that aim to provide training focused on S40 devices. The first workshop in this chain was held at Telenor regional office where Tony Torp, Nokia External Trainer shared the details of development tools available to develop mobile apps for S40 devices and gave hands-on training to the participants.Tony Torp said, "Yet again it was

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Hapless consumers the ultimate victim of gas price raise

STAFF REPORT IBD:Indecisiveness and inefficiency were the hallmarks on the part of the sitting government which it earlier last week had firstly notified CNG prices increase to Rs 77.14 in Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Potohar and to Rs 71.07 in Punjab and Sindh but a strong countrywide public reaction immediately forced it to reduce the gas cess by 60 per cent.The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had notified a massive hike of 14 per cent in the gas tariff on all the consumer categories

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Samar unveils plan to end gas crisis

STAFF REPORT IBD: Member of the Science and Technology Planning Commission, Dr Samar Mubarakmand has said that the gas shortage would be end within a year through coal reserves."Pakistanhas enough coal reserves through which we could daily produce 50-60 million cubic feet gasifier, which will end the gas shortage from the country," Dr Samar told the media.To a question, he said that for gas production project the Planning Commission required 1.5 million dollars. He said that three to

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PMNH emerges vital in knowledge sharing

STAFF REPORT IBD: To collect, identify and preserve natural history to develop a reference collection of plants, animals, rocks, minerals and fossils found in Pakistan, meant for serving as repository of all type specimens’, the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) is not only attracting a large number of visitors but also proving the main source of information about natural history of the country.The PMNH has four divisions – Botanical, Zoological, Earth Sciences and Public Services. The

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Schneider Electric Triumphs at 2011 Gigaton Awards Hosted during United Nations Climate Change Talks

Lahore: Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has recently been awarded with the Gigaton Awards for Outstanding Business Leadership in Action’ for its phenomenal contribution to the reduction of carbon usage. This honourable accolade was awarded to Schneider Electric by The Carbon War Room (CWR), the Gigaton Throw down, and the World Climate Summit.Selected from among 25 global companies that were nominated for the awards, Schneider Electric was acknowledged for its

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Genetically modified corn, maize damage Pak farming

SPECIAL REPORT IBD:Pakistan is fast heading towards a serious disaster in the field of corn, maize and cotton sectors as attempts are being made to get formal approval of the Biotech/BT corn or maize seeds which carry heavy risks involved in terms of high costs as well as polluting other maize varieties.It is to be mentioned here that genetically modified seed producing companies – Pioneer, Syngenta and Monsanto – have submitted applications for commercialization of genetically modified (GM/BT

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