Pakistan needs to promote space sciences

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Chairman, Major General (retd) Ahmed Bilal believes that if interest in the space sciences is not developed at the school level, then the country’s space programme will face lack of human resource in future. Thus, space sciences should be introduced in the curriculum to produce quality minds to run Pakistan’s space programme.According to him, with the promotion of space sciences, Pakistan will be able to

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Pakistan heading to better utilising space technology

Paras AliTHE TREMENDOUS developments in space sector have enabled mankind to probe deeper into space and helped in developing better understanding of the universe. Pakistan has been utilising the applications of space science and technology in various fields."The approval of Pakistan’s Space Vision 2040 has placed the country among the space faring nations," said Chairman SUPARCO, Maj Gen (Retd) Ahmed Bilal while addressing the three-day National Space Conference held here in the

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Space science education in Pakistan

By Saleem Shaikh via DawnTHE IMPARTING of space science education at the primary, secondary and college levels can encourage the young generation to pursue space science and technology as a career in Pakistan.The step holds unprecedented importance for the socio-economic uplift of this country. Space scientists at the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) say that lack of awareness among the youth about the huge potential of space science and technology is a major

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Social media has gained vital space in changing world

SOCIAL MEDIA has many forms such as weblogs, blogs, social networks, internet forums, podcasts, etc. In this post-modern age, social media has become one of the most basic and essential communication tools for an advance community. It provides social interaction in a fast paced and accessible manner which adds fun to man’s social connectivity. Social media has revolutionised the information world for good as it holds a unique position unlike its predecessors, such as newspapers, radio, and

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Social media has gained vital space in changing world

By Sidrah Zaheer via The Pakistani SpectatorSOCIAL MEDIA has many forms such as weblogs, blogs, social networks, internet forums, podcasts, etc. In this post-modern age, social media has become one of the most basic and essential communication tools for an advance community. It provides social interaction in a fast paced and accessible manner which adds fun to man’s social connectivity. Social media has revolutionised the information world for good as it holds a unique position unlike its

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KP offers subsidised space, power for IT parks

STAFF REPORT PSR:The Department of Science and Information Technology (SIandIT), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has recently signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with COMSAT University, Abbottabad, and Pakistan PTCL for establishment of IT parks in the province.On the occasion, Managing Director, IT Board, KP, Shahid Amjad Afridi said that under the agreement the department will establish one each IT park in Peshawar and Abbottabad.He said that the provincial government in its annual

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LPT Certification Programme: A strategic initiative to securing cyber space

By Dr. Saad Zafar, CISA, CISMTHE INCREASED national dependence on computer-based information systems has amplified the need for safety, security, and resilience of cyber space. However, due to the evolving threats and vulnerabilities of the cyber space, the effective protection of cyber space is a non-trivial task. This is evident from the following facts: (1) according to conservative estimates, the online criminal activities are said to have been costing the global economy anywhere from $114

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