COMSTECH spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects in OIC region to promote S&T

ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH had spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects to promote science and

technology in OIC countries since 2011.

According to a report of Coordinator General, COMSTECH 2011- 16, $ 1,93,000 granted for

161 COMSTECH/TWAS projects in 16 countries, $ 1,155,004 for 92 COMSTECH-IFS

programs in 24 countries and $ 47,250 were spent on six COMSTECH/WHO-EMRO in four


The purpose of the collaboration under COMSTECH-IFA was to

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Rs 20 bln USF projects being spent transparently

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman Khan has said

that the amount of Universal Service Funds (USF) is being spent through a proper mechanism

and the USF board has representation both public and private sectors.

She said Rs 20 billion worth projects are in progress under the USF throughout the country and

these would be further enhanced.

"We have Rs 70 billion under Universal Service Funds (USF) out of which Rs

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PAEC designs long-term storage facilities for spent fuel

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has completed lot of work on designing long-term storage facilities for the spent fuel from KANUPP and Chashma Nuclear power plants and actual implementation will begin soon after the completion of these facilities.

"For dealing with the spent fuel from nuclear power plants, several satisfactory options are available," official sources told this scribe adding very small volume of the spent fuel involved, makes it

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Rs1 billion spent to improve biotech

STAFF REPORT IBD: The biotechnology sector has suffered from negligence in Pakistan with the lack of funds and resources to also mismanagement. The substandard practice in hiring manpower and less trained personnel who run biotechnology institutions have also been the cause of impediment in development in the field. Development in biotechnology can help in agriculture, medicine, energy and environment.The only effort that seems to have come forward from the government is to create commissions

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