50MW wind energy project set up in Thatta

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan can significantly reduce its oil import bill by shifting to renewable energy and meet its rising industrial and domestic energy demands without burning fossil fuels in thermal power plants, the most expensive form of fuel."With the ground breaking of country’s first 50MW Wind Power Project, Pakistan has taken first step in wind energy to bridge the current energy shortfall, which is adversely affecting the national economy," said Chief Executive and MD

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Thai firm to set up halal meat farms at UAF

STAFF REPORT FBD: CP Group, an agri-business giant of Thailand, which has investments in 14 countries, has planned to invest and set up state-of-the-art animal feed, hatchery and halal meat farms in the city.A delegation of the company has recently visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and held a meeting with Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad. They also examined four sites of the university for preparing a feasibility for establishing livestock farms there.Khun Notthakrit Sivarsi,

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Pakistan set to become hub for halal food

STAFF REPORT ILHR: Pakistan has every capability to become Halal hub in comparison with any other country and the whole world is anticipating Pakistan as a Halal Hub which is becoming reality."A huge quantity of halal food, halal meat, halal cosmetics, halal gelatin and halal bones can be exported from Pakistan through which we can increase our exports hence can cover the trade deficit," Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, Halal Research Council, said while addressing a recently

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PCRWR, Korean agency to set up water quality institute

STAFF REPORT IBD: The  Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) is setting up a water quality institute in collaboration with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Islamabad. KOICA will provide a grant of $3 million for the establishment of the institute.According to a press release, the proposed institute would impart training courses at certificate and diploma level to the existing staff associated with water supply agencies as well as to the fresh entrants to

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Agriauto Industries to set up stamping firm

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Agriauto Industries Limited has dropped a hint to invest Rs 1.05 billion for the establishment of its fully owned subsidiary in the name of "Agriauto Stamping Company (Pvt) Limited" in Pakistan."The stamping company would carry out the operations of stamping of sheet metal parts, sub-assembling and checking of fixtures/jigs manufacturing for the auto sector from July 2014," says a press release.The Agriauto Industries itself produces parts and components

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Halal products board to be set up soon

STAFF REPORT LHR: The government has reiterated his commitment to expediting work on the Pakistan Halal Product Development Board in order to enhance Halal."Certain technical issues have led to delays in issuing a notification for the establishment of the board but I have directed the additional secretary of the science and technology ministry to meet members of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sort it out," Science and Technology Minister Mir Changez Khan Jamali said

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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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