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PCSIR upgrades its research, pilot plant facilities ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has upgraded its research and pilot plant facilities and launched new initiatives in the development of Nano-coating for surgical/auto/tool industries etc during last three years.Besides routine Research and Development & services to industry and extending quality testing services through 37 accredited laboratories across the country, PCSIR has developed 170 processes, out of which 47 have been leased out, registered and filed 53 patents and 427 research publications, said a document of Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday.PCSIR had also established Dioxin and POPs Testing Laboratory for providing services exporters of fish, fisheries, seafood and food products for the resumption of fisheries export to the Europeanmarkets.Another major achievement is the establishment of Halal Certification Centre at Lahore and Karachi.The document said that Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) funded 150 research projects of basic and applied nature, funded R&D industry programmes to promote ...

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90pc areas of Balochistan to have internet facility by 2018: Anusha ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that internet facility would be provided to 90 per cent areas of Balochistan by 2018.Responding to a supplementary question during Question Hour, the Minister said work on basic infrastructure to provide the internet facility to various areas of Balochistan was underway.Meanwhile, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed told the House that at present, 151 offices of Pakistan ...

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Transport giant Uber operating soon in Karachi The US based ride hailing app company Uber, is all set to enter road map of Karachi soon, in a move seen as an expansion of operations by the transportation network.Uber informed about the move in its message on Twitter, where it also added that the capital Islamabad would be its next stop after Karachi.As per local media reports, Uber logistical setup for Karachi has been completed, whereas the company is in the process of ...

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3,600 MW electricity to be added to national grid by next year ISLAMABAD: Upto 3,600 MW electricity to be produced through Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), 1,320MW each at the Port Qasim and Sahiwal power plants, would be added to the national grid by the next year.While 600MW Chashma Nuclear Plant, 1,320MW each of the Hubco and Jamshoro power projects, and 2,000MW Thar project would be completed by 2018-19, according to official sources in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform here on ...

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Gas companies to give 412,058 new connections, spend Rs71bn upgradation projects ISLAMABAD: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGL) will give 412,058 new gas connections and spend around Rs 71 billion to execute different development projects across the country during the current fiscal year."It is expected that gas will be supplied to approximately 412,058 consumers during the FY 2016-17," a senior official in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP.Besides, he informed that the gas companies had planned ...

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Pakistan’s first homemade Navigation app launched Pakistan’s flourishing tech industry has launched the first locally developed digital mapping solution. Called TPL Maps, the software is developed by tracking solutions provider TPL Trakker Ltd. As per local media reports, the TPL Maps uses state-of-the-art technology, enabling users with real-time routing, live traffic updates, and providing accurate voice navigation tips throughout the journey.Ali Jameel, the CEO TPL Trakker, was of the view that the app would bring the power of Maps to Pakistan ...

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Over 1.8 million motorcycles produced in 11 months ISLAMABAD: As many as 1,873,491 million motorcycles were produced during the first eleven months of the fiscal year 2015-16.As compared to the production of 1,606,075 units during July-May (2014-15), the production during the period under review increased by 17 percent, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).On year on year basis, the production of motorcycles increased by 11.35 percent during May 2016 as it went up to 181,358 units compared to the production of 162,868 ...