Sindh University & Dairy Science Park signs MoU over “CBMI”

University of Sindh vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat and Dairy Science Park  (DSP-Chief Patron Prof. Dr. Subhan Qureshi) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) entitled, “Collaborative Bio-risk Management Initiative (CBMI)” with a vision to guard public health through policy mediation at the vice chancellor’s office.

Sindh University & Dairy Science Park signs MoU over "CBMI"

Collaborative Bio-risk Management Initiative (CBMI) aimed at preventing and controlling bio-risk factors as well as generation of pathogens in animal, human and environment segments separately and in interaction.

Keeping in line the MoU, both the university of sindh and dairy science park targeting the two significant goals of  self-employment of youth and hygienic food production.

Sindh University and DSP would oblige through evaluating the bio-risk factors linked with commercial farming, transportation, slaughtering, processing and marketing of livestock, poultry and fisheries products and human health and veterinary clinical practices.

The project aims to build University of Sindh as a most important institution to make available assistance to other similar institutions on the implementation of bio-risk management curriculum, and to strengthen interdisciplinary linkages in bio-risk management.

In order to shield health of students, biomedical professionals (including laboratory staff and public and animal health workers) and local communities, the research projects would be launched; standards and regime guidelines for farming and processing units and service providers will be developed.

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HEC allotted Rs81.4m to KU for 25 research projects

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under its National Research Program for Universities has awarded grant of 25 research projects worth Rs 81.43 million to the Karachi University.

HEC allotted Rs81.4m to KU for 25 research projects

25 participants received HEC awarded research projects include Dr Afsheen Aman from Dr A Q Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering has acknowledged a project worth Rs6, 289,904.

Research project of Dr Asia Naz of Pharmaceutical Chemistry worth Rs6, 21, 2,383, and Professor Dr Muhammad Haris Shoaib from Pharmaceutics has received Rs2, 996,236.

Dr Huma Ikram of Biochemistry allot Rs1,123,238, Dr Ishrat Jamil of KIBGE bestow Rs2,574,527 for their ongoing research project, Dr Maqsood Ali Ansari from Genetics Rs1,000,483, Dr Nousheen Mushtaq of Pharmaceutical Chemistry allot Rs1,245,452, Dr Seema Shafique from CEMB received Rs3,827,324 from HEC Pakistan.

Furthermore, Dr Shah Ali Ul Qadar of KIBGE grant Rs3,044,650, Dr Sitwat Zehra from KIBGE Rs1,982,177, Dr Syed Abdus Subhan of Microbiology Rs4,257,424, Dr Syeda Nuzhat Nawab from KIBGE Rs3,183,222, Professor Dr Tasneem Adam Ali of Microbiology Rs4,386,079, Dr Syed Zamin Shaheed Siddiqui from Botany Rs2,125,375.

Dr Abdul Hameed of Halophyte Rs2, 700,324,Professor Dr Abid Hasnain from Food Science Rs8,639,207, Dr Anwar Ali of Physiology Rs3,513,248, Dr Humaira Bano from Chemistry Rs1,968,158, Dr Lubna Naz of Physiology Rs1,438,691, Dr Muhammad Sohail from Microbiology Rs2,549,375, Dr Sadaf Ahmed of Physiology Rs3,961,258.

Dr Salman Gulzar from Halophyte allot Rs5,006,845, Dr Shaista Perveen of Chemistry Rs2,589,338, Dr Taseer Ahmed Khan from Physiology Rs1,406,050, and Dr Irfan Aziz of Halophyte Rs3,412,662 grant by Higher Education Pakistan entitled for research projects under the national research scheme.

University of Karachi vice chancellor congratulating the research scholars said that the existing challenges could be addressed with the help of research as it is the key to success.

To promote high quality research in the society, we have to establish research friendly environment, to achieve our goals.

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Pakistan initiates Science Diplomacy to mend smart technologies

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi inaugurated the first high level inter-agency meeting of Science Diplomacy initiative to perk up Pakistan’s access to smart technologies at the foreign office in Islamabad.

Pakistan initiates Science Diplomacy to mend smart technologies

The ultimate aim of Science Diplomacy is to promote constructive international partnerships with the centers of excellence of science and technology abroad and commerce efficiently with trans-boundary challenges such as climate, energy, water, poverty diminution, health and education.

Science Diplomacy will improve Pakistan’s admittance to smart technologies and international technical assistance, especially in the backdrop of the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

The initiative focal point is establishing international research collaborations, competence building, improving public health, identical labor skills with international market requirements.

International Research Collaborations

The meeting was attended by senior representatives from health, education, science and technology, energy, climate change, food security and industries. The participants have also presented proposals in their areas of expertise, outlining possible avenues for international cooperation.

In order to workout at the plan to smooth the progress of international science and technology initiative collaborations the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires feedback from both the public and private sectors.

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HEC, Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 is live again

At the commission secretariat ceremony the fundamental initiatives kickoff by HEC, Microsoft and few Pakistani Universities. HEC and Microsoft launched Imagine Cup and HEC signed MoU with universities to collaborate for EduTv.

HEC, Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 is live again

Imagine Cup is aimed to convert skill development, look after technologists and promote collaborative and innovative courage. The global technology competition boasts numerous success stories fledgling and continues to bolster innovation among students.

The winner team will represent Pakistan at the upcoming international finals to compete among global teams for a USD $100,000 prize.

The ceremony also manifests signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between HEC and five universities for teamwork in execution of HEC EduTV.

It includes Lahore Garrison College, Riphah International University, Islamabad, (SZABIST) Shaheed Zulfiqat Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Sindh Madrasatul Islam, Karachi, and last one University of Gujrat.

The Chairman HEC Dr. Tariq Banuri said that “Imagination is not about technology, it is all about us the human beings. It plays a fundamental role in solving problems and the use of technology is essential to turn up imaginations.”

The Microsoft’s Country Manager Abid Zaidi said that Pakistani students are the agents of revolution and they require the accurate set of tools to succeed, thus Microsoft wants to sanction students and facilitate them to shape the future.

Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC embellished the juncture as chief guest. Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Asghar, Executive Director HEC, Abid Zaidi, Country Manager Microsoft, Mike Yeah, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, Middle East and a number of Vice Chancellors, faculty members and students were also commenced.

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PM Task Force urged to erect Technology zones

Prime Minister’s Sub Task Force on IT and Telecom second meeting urged to assemble special technology zones to increase IT exports in the country. 

PM Task Force urged to erect Technology zones

The three Sub Task Forces also gave the endorsement concerning on IT, Telecom and Human Resource Development sectors.

PM Task Force on IT and Telecom meeting was chaired by Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT) Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman as Co-Chairman whereas, Secretary MOITT Maroof Afzal was also present in meeting.

Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman said that as a substitute of developing land for setting up special technology zones, existing buildings or infrastructure can be chosen as special technology zones to bolster Information Technology in the country.

PM Task Force Co-Chairman further added that range should be allocated in right manner and emphasized the need of promoting locally manufacturing products like mobile phones, computers, laptops etc.

It was also projected that IT linked small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should be empowered by establishing out of the ordinary technology zones. It was also suggested to develop digital content for all subjects at schools and colleges more to the point benevolent to IT training to students.

Moreover, moving ahead to the telecom sector the members of sub task force noticed that among the globe the uppermost telecom taxes were in Pakistan which must be lessen adding upto 12.5 percent Advance Income Tax on internet must be zero.

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