Food fortification is must to improve share in GDP: Speakers


STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop focusing on improving food fortification by use of advanced techniques was organized by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and National Fortification Alliance (NFA). The advocacy workshop aimed at sensitizing policy makers with several aspects of the subject including capacity building, fortification of staple crops etc. Minister for Labor and Human Resource Development, Raja AshfaqSarwar was present on the occasion as chief guest. He while addressing

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Food fortification is must to improve share in GDP: Speakers


STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop focusing on improving food fortification by use of advanced techniques was organized by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and National Fortification Alliance (NFA). The advocacy workshop aimed at sensitizing policy makers with several aspects of the subject including capacity building, fortification of staple crops etc.

Minister for Labor and Human Resource Development, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar was present on the occasion as chief guest. He while

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Our share in global higher education market :-(


TO COMPETE in global human resource market quality education is a basic requirement. Due to increasing competition it is more pertinent to have quality education then past time. Quality education means physical facilities as well as faculty, curriculum and the outcome of the academic learning. By bringing revolutionary changes at national level in universities like; planning, funding, physical facilities, monitoring, research, faculty, training, syllabuses, classroom dynamics and educational

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Celebrities share passion for cars with Carmudi




STAFF REPORT LHR: The passion of cars for everyone remains eternal. From vintage beauties to new tech oriented supercars, everyone has their own favorite. Our very own Pakistan celebrities have some of the most interesting choices. Carmudi, the leading online platform for buying and selling cars, has dug out Pakistan’s favorite celebrities talking about their favorite cars. Some of the national celebrities say that having envious cars is their passion they run after.
Ali Zafar, a

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PTCL Launched EVO Nitro Cloud Share


PTCL lately launched Nitro Cloud Share; the latest in WiFi hotspot devices amongst the Nitro Cloud Series. This device provides 3G internet where ever you want. Its sleek design and portability increases its use. Now you don’t have to use mobile phones or tablets to connect to the internet when you have a high speed 3G hotspot in your pocket.

Using Nitro Cloud Share, one can connect all WiFi devices including laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc. to connect to the internet and browse

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Carmudi enviously capturing market share


STAFF REPORT ISB: Carmudi.pk is on a superfast track to become the leading car classifieds in Pakistan, crossing 20,000 listings and 240,000 Facebook fans in a short span of five months.
According to Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), the annual sales of Pakistan’s locally produced cars alone have grown by 3.5 per cent until last year. The number of online users on this platform is soaring high; this is especially true for locally produced cars. Already present in

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Pakistan can grab major share of world Halal food market


STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistani Halal products are fast gaining ground in international halal market and the government should expedite measures to start certification to give required boost to this trade that has 16 per cent share in total world trade.

These remarks were expressed by Malaysian State Minister for Religious Affairs and Domestic Trade Haji Abdul Malik Kassimwhile speaking at Halal Food Exporters Conference recently held in connection with Lahore Shopping Festival.

He said

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PTCL executives share insights with HR, business teams at moot

STAFF REPORT IBD: The PTCL has recently held its day-long Annual Sales Conference 2012 today at a local hotel here where Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Commercial, Naveed Saeed, and Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Human Resources, Syed Mazhar Hussain, shared valuable insights and held brainstorming sessions, focused on improving the processes and methodologies determining the customer experience."Our people empower our business by conceiving ideas, sharing insights, and

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Pakistanis to get more world market share with PayPal arrival

STAFF REPORT ISLAMABAD: The economic health of Pakistan is going to gain more strength in coming months and Pakistanis especially individuals would find themselves in a comfortable position to enhance their business interactions with the foreign world as PayPal is all set to start its operations in the country after a long wait on the part of masses.PayPal has recently partnered with global money transfer company MoneyGram to allow its 118 million users to deposit and withdraw funds to and from

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IT share in local economic set to swell

STAFF REPORT LHR: NetSol Technologies CEO and Chairman Salim Ghauri has said that the local IT industry will be highly visible in the country’s economy within the next five years."Over 1,000 IT companies are operating in the country with over 100,000 employees; generating over a billion dollars in IT exports," he said while talking to media here. He added that in the next five years, these numbers will change dynamically, and the IT industry will be contributing a lot to the economy.

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Internet, mobile banking share slow

STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite the fact, the financial transactions through internet-banking and mobile-banking witnessed a significant growth in terms of volume and value in the past few years, the share of these two modes of payment are still standing at 2 and 1 per cent in overall electronic-banking system."The share of internet-banking and mobile-banking constitute merely 3 per cent of the overall transactions volume of electronic banking system that recorded 70.9 million in the third

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Scientists, farmers share ideas to stem food crisis

STAFF REPORT IBD: Scientists and progressive farmers of Pakistan shared their experiences and researches at a recently held seminar in order to develop strategies in combating the emerging food crisis in the country.The seminar was organised by Dr Viqar Sultana, Professor, Department of Biochemistry; Dr Syed Ehteshamul-Haque, Professor Department of Botany; and Dr Jehan Ara, Professor and Chairperson Department of Food Science and Technology, KU, to bridge the gap between scientists and farmers.

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LDFA-2012 highlights Sindh farm-economy share to GDP

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindh’s agri-economy contributes 23pc to country’s GDP. The huge gap between Sindh’s livestock, dairy, fisheries, poultry and agriculture production and capacity to process the produce, provides an opportunity for various types of investments through value addition."The Sindh government wants to encourage investments in livestock, poultry, fisheries and other similar sectors to fully utilise the growth potential of the province," Sindh Board of Investment

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Pakistan eyes share in $3tr halal food market

STAFF REPORT LHR:  Pakistan has a tremendous potential to export halal meat and by-products as it, being an agricultural country, has a vast range of animals, and the Muslim countries’ response can promote bilateral trade with Pakistan in this sector."The halal industry accounts for $3 trillion and is expanding day by day which demonstrates the extreme importance of this conference. The Punjab government has already taken up various projects which are imperative for developing halal

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