Pakistan to sign 18th Executive Protocol for S&T Cooperation with China


MONITORING REPORT: Pakistan and China have consented to sign 18th Executive Protocol for SandT Cooperation before the end of 2016. The choice to this impact was taken in a meeting between Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Chinese Vice Minister for SandT Mr. Yen Hejun.

This protocol is being signed at the expiry of the term of 17th SandT protocol (2012-16) amongst China and Pakistan signed path back in November, 2011.

Pakistani Delegation drove by

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VU, WWF sign MoU to promote environmental edu




STAFF REPORT ISB: Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) and WWF-Pakistan signed an MoU to promote environmental education amongst the youth of the country.

Through this MoU, both organisations will establish formal relationship to raise environmental awareness and tackle the environmental challenges through innovative research. Moreover, the two organisations will collaborate to develop joint research proposals.

The MoU was signed by Dr Naveed A Malik, Rector Virtual University of

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VU, WWF sign MoU to promote environmental edu


STAFF REPORT ISB: Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) and WWF-Pakistan signed an MoU to promote environmental



education amongst the youth of the country.



Through this MoU, both organisations will establish formal relationship to raise environmental awareness and tackle the



environmental challenges through innovative research. Moreover, the two organisations will collaborate to develop joint



research proposals.



The MoU was signed by Dr Naveed A

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German varsities, AWKU sign deal for research


STAFF REPORTER PESH: German Ambassador to Pakistan Ina Lepel has said that German Universities and Abdul Wali Khan University would cooperate with each other in promotion of research activities, saying Wali Khan Varsity in a short span of time has developed itself into a reputed education institute. She said that German universities under an agreement with Abdul Wali Khan University would jointly work in different sector of research. She said this during her recent visit to the AWKU in Mardan

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HEC, Huawei sign deal for R&D collaboration


STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Technologies Company have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance collaboration through research and development initiatives aimed at promoting and encouraging higher education institutions for joint development of technologies in Pakistan.

For this purpose, Huawei will assist HEC to setup its RandD laboratory in Pakistan, says a press release.

The agreement has been signed during the current visit of Chairman

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Latvia, Pakistan sign MoU for science cooperation




STAFF REPORT ISB: A delegation from Latvian Academy of Sciences has recently visited Pakistan Academy of Sciences to formalize arrangements for mutual cooperation and collaboration and for building broad based, substantive and long-term relationship with the PAS in a wide array of scientific and technological disciplines.

The MoU for cooperation between both the sides was signed by the President, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Ojar SPARITIS and the President PAS Dr. Anwar Nasim

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NCP, IHEP sign MoU to promote scientific coop


STAFF REPORT ISB: National Centre for Physics (NCP) and Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) China have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote scientific cooperation between both the countries for development of the scientific research.

Dr. Hafeez Hoorani, Director General NCP, and Prof. Yifang Wang, Director IHEP, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutes.

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, Chairman BoG, NCP, and Chinese delegation also witnessed the MoU signing

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Nigerian varsity, AIOU sign MoU for cooperation




STAFF REPORT ISB: An 11-member delegation from Nigeria’s Sokoto State University has recently visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and signed an MoU for developing cooperative partnership in the field of research and professional development.

The MoU was signed by Sokoto University Vice Chancellor Prof. Nuhu O Yaqub and AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui.

The Nigerian delegation comprising senior professors appreciated the AIOU’s efforts of providing

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USAID, PBIT sign MoU to boost horticulture, farm sectors




STAFF REPORT LHR: The United States Agency for Interna¬tio¬nal Development (USAID) and the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to promote investments in agriculture and horticulture sectors of the Punjab province.

"Through this partnership both the sides will work together in promoting investment and creating jobs in livestock, dairy and horticulture sectors," said USAID Provincial Director for Punjab Dr

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign MoU for academic coop






MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed MoUs to promote mutual academic and cultural cooperation.

The agreements were signed between Pakistan’s private sector institution Preston University with Sri Lanka’s College of Information Management and Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association.

Under the agreements, both the parties will also explore and promote opportunities to undertake joint research in areas of mutual

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Think-tanks sign MoU for policy research on SDGs




STAFF REPORT ISB: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) for collaboration in research, publications, training and policy seminars vis-a-vis development studies, especially the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for Pakistan.

According to the press release, the signing ceremony took place in the first meeting of the ad-hoc committee of the newly formed Pakistan

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PINSAT, NCP sign deal for tech collaboration




STAFF REPORT ISB: Preston Institute of Nano Science and Technology (PINSAT), Preston University, Islamabad, and the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad have inked an agreement accord for collaboration between the two institutions.

Under the MoU, a formal linkage has been established to give boost to research and technical cooperation in the area of Physics. This is being done with a purpose to advance the state of science and technology in general and Physics in particular

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PLCIP, UVAS sign MoU for hide quality improvement


STAFF REPORT LHR: The European Union (EU) funded Pakistan Leather Competitiveness Improvement Program (PLCIP) has signed an MoU with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in Lahore to improve hide collection practices for quality enhancement.

Usman Malik, Project Director PLCIP and Agha Saiddain, Chairman – Hide and Skin Improvement Sub-Committee, Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) and Prof. Dr Zafar Iqbal, UVAS, signed the MoU. Bernard Francois, Head of Cooperation,

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PTCL, Zong sign MoU cooperation




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Zong (CMPak) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a ceremony held recently in the PTCL Headquarters.

The MoU was signed by Walid Irshaid, President and CEO PTCL, and Liu Dianfeng, CEO Zong. The MoU will facilitate Zong to avail PTCL’s vast network footprint and infrastructure for their rapidly growing 3G and 4G subscriber base. Both the companies have emphasized the need for stronger partnership

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USF, PBM sign MoU to promote girls digital education




STAFF REPORT ISB: The ICT initiative for girls’ empowerment’ organised by the Ministry of Information Technology in collaboration with Bait-ul-Maal, Universal Services Fund and Microsoft has been launched here. Under this initiative, USF and Bait-ul-Maal (PBM) have signed an MoU to impart latest computer knowledge to girls across the country.

PBM Managing Director Abid Waheed and CEO USF signed the agreement.

The event was also witnessed by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and

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ICCBS-UoK, Tajik academy sign MoU




STAFF REPORT KHI: The University of Karachi (UoK) International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (ASRT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).-

The main objective of the MoU is to cooperate and develop activities related to the fields of natural products, medicinal plant chemistry, pharmacology of herbal medicine, drug delivery system, and others.

This MoU was signed under the auspices of Economic

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KU, SMIU sign MoU for joint research


STAFF REPORT KHI: The agreement was shaped between University of Karachi (UoK) and the Sindh Madressatul Islam University for coordinated effort in joint research in various fields of education. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was marked between the high officials of both the varsities.

As indicated by the reports both varsities concurred joint effort would achieve more productive results in the field of exploration and instruction in both the colleges as the working and sharing of

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