Pakistan’s IT industry need more experts and research

IT industry in Pakistan has the potential to expand even more in the future as it is mounting day by day vigorously. Information Technology sector is concerning as the most successful sector of the Pakistan’s economy and can get higher to the fore by accommodating more young talented skilled people and more research in the domain of IT industry.

IT industry in Pakistan needs more experts and research

Technology transformed the country’s development gradually, and was opening up new path for all, and many of Pakistani young talented were specializing in different aspects of the IT industry and being supported by the government.

Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi organized an event career fair 2018 for the students to access job opportunities and gain IT-knowledge to prosper ahead.

Pakistan was ranked in the top five countries that had the best professional freelancers. It is a great pleasure for the country to be allied with this initiative of the Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi (DCS-KU), which is geared towards the promotion of new technologies and job opportunities for the fresher’s.

The world had become a global village due to the occurrence of globalization and scientific growth and development. In this regard, a job-oriented curriculum and degrees had become pivotal due to the modern trends of the industry and the markets.

The IT industry in Pakistan needs more research; we need more people to come in the field of research and invention so Pakistan can compete with other countries with regards to IT sector. We are living in times where basic knowledge of computer science is required everywhere.

We have many talented developers and IT professionals in Pakistan, but there are not enough IT-related products in the market. I will encourage my students to work on producing products that go out in the international market as Pakistani products.

IT industry provided a platform for students to enter the professional life, and afterwards their skills were the deciding factor. Pakistani students were highly talented and competent, and they just needed direction and guidance to groom.

The government aims to increase productivity in the public sector, improve the standards of IT infrastructure in the country and use it as a management tool for the promotion of good governance and made the IT industry of Pakistan the leading IT sector worldwide.

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First science, Technology park to start running in December 2018

Pakistan’s first science, innovation and technology park become functional by December 5, 2018 at the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Lahore.

First science, Innovation park to start running in December 2018

Initiating first science, technology and Innovation Park in Pakistan could change the countenance of Pakistan’s economy exclusively and it had been revolutionized into a new, dynamic and pulsating economy of the world.

STIP will help the industrial sector toggle over to knowledge-based economy with a multi-dimensional chain of value addition.

Dr Shahzad Alam, PCSIR Chairman at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), alleged that another proposal was under consideration to set up a dedicated science, technology and innovation park for the textile sector in Faisalabad.

The project STIP start running in December 2018 will be funded through our own resources (PCSIR) and is expected to be completed within 56 days as; PCSIR has a globally accredited lab which has the facility to conduct 472 sophisticated tests. Initially 15 to 20 industrial units would be provided space and facilities while in the later period, additional facilities could be accommodated.

Over the last 70 years, successive attempts had been made to promote the knowledge-based industry in Pakistan. Set up of science, technology and Innovation Park in Pakistan will provide innovative ideas in addition to upgrading technology and value addition in existing as well as in new industrial units.

The Lahore Knowledge Park started with a funding of Rs1 billion, but its net result was zero. Similarly, two of Pakistani universities proposed viability reports involving “National University of Science and Technology” Nust Rs70 million and Comsats University Rs55 million respectively for the system which also failed to defer any result.

The idea of science and technology Park had been coined keeping in view a Chinese model which had four dimensions. The first dimension, China developed national hi-tech zones. Similarly, local substitutes for different imports were manufactured within the country while new technologies were imported to upgrade the Chinese industrial sector.

The model had changed the face of Chinese economy entirely and it had been transformed into a new, dynamic and vibrant economy of the world. “Now, China has developed vision 2050 which is aimed at making it a global leader in innovation.”

Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) had inked agreements with Belarus and China to acquire latest technology in the world which could be provided to local industrialists.

PCSIR has acquired technology to extract oil. Similarly, we should not allow exploration and export of raw minerals to foreigners.

We should frame a practical and progressive mineral policy so that our private sector can explore and export it after value addition.

Bringing these innovations in Pakistan could completely transform the economy as well as become the innovation leader worldwide.

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GCU and Bartin University signed bioethanol research agreement

Government College University (GCU) Lahore signed a collaborative research project with Bartin University, Turkey for the cost-effective production of bioethanol and also included PhD students exchange programme between both the universities. 

GCU and Bartin University signed bioethanol research agreement

Both representatives negotiate the project was for three years and each year one PhD student of Government College University (GCU) would go to Bartin University, Turkey for a period of two months and similarly, three PhD students from Bartin University will also come to Government College university (GCU).

Bioethanol is basically a fuel used as a petrol substitute and the most powerful and important renewable energy source in which turkey is lacking behind in the production of bioethanol.

Turkey and Pakistan were currently importing 95 per cent of their energy requirement and had not yet put full efforts in the production of more sustainable energy.

The eventual goal of this project is to develop a process for fourth generation bioethanol production both in Turkey and Pakistan.

Pakistan was facing severe energy crisis and it needed to find a quick substitute of fossil fuels. The completion of the project would contribute greatly to the economies of both countries.

Dr M Nauman Aftab, Principal Investigator of the project from Pakistan, said solar and wind energy projects were not feasible for a country like Pakistan because they required huge investments for heavy installations and huge storage devices. “So, it’s high time that we must pay attention on mass scale production of renewable energy in the form of biofuel”.

Turkish Council General Emir Ozbey chaired the launching ceremony at the Government College University Lahore (GCU) Bukhari Auditorium.

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Science parks to be set up in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad

Pakistan’s IT sector is growing at a rapid pace during the last five years with the start of advanced technologies by keeping this goal in mind Science parks will be established in ‘Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad’

Science parks to be set up in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad

IT companies now look forward the need for educated, dynamic, and young IT talents to increase the country’s representation at international forums and it can only be done if the talented youth can get the firm hold of every nut and bolt of industry requirements.

Keeping this goal in mind Science parks will be established in three cities ‘Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad’ in order to help IT, telecom and software companies to increase exports. Science Park in Islamabad will be established in collaboration with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Comsats University.

Federal Science and Technology Minister Azam Khan Swati addressed 200 million people in Pakistan are young and that the science parks will also help train them into successful IT entrepreneurs. So, that they become job providers themselves instead of seeking jobs.

With three science parks it’s a start for empowering people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative, productive to achieve the targets. A market full of opportunity must be increased in Pakistan to excel further as our neighboring country Iran had 124 science parks

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Pakistani & Swiss scientist discovered gene causing blindness

Pakistani and Swiss scientists discovered “MARK3” a new genetic mutation which is responsible for eye (shrinking eyeballs) in children that lead to blindness in Pakistan. According to geneticists report from the University of Geneva Medical School (UNIGE) and the Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, many families in Pakistan have the mutant gene.

Pakistani, Swiss scientist Dr Muhammad Ansar discovered gene causing blindness

The mutations were discovered in a family having three affected children because of genetic alignments. In Pakistan cousins and close relative marriages are common due to this, infected children inherited two copies of genetic mutation from both parents. In medical term it is referred as consanguineous family.

Muhammad Ansar, a researcher at UNIGE said, “We found a pathogenic mutation in a new gene – that was not linked to any disease before – named as MARK3 in a Pakistani family. These individuals developed progressive Phthisis bulbi (shrinkage of the eyeball).”

The reason behind the mystifying eyeball disappearance disease explained in the journal Human Molecular Genetics .Various genes causing alarming diseases discovered in 2018 in Pakistan. For instance, a unique ADCY3 gene found loss of smell and severe obesity among few Pakistani families.

Pakistan’s first Genetic Mutation Database from Kohat University, which covers 1,000 mutations of 120 disorders and syndromes, noted in Pakistan.

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