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  • PBC warns against raising strength of SC judges without consulting apex court

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council has threatened to challenge any legislation aimed at increasing the strength of the Supreme Court judges if done without taking the top court and the PBC into confidence...

    “The strength of the judges of the Supreme Court has to be determined only after mandatory and purposive consultations with the apex court as well as PBC, the latter being a vital stakeholder in the area of administration of justice...
  • Bill for south Punjab province: PML-Q minister raps PTI for ‘not consulting an ally’

    BAHAWALPUR: Federal Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema has complained that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) did not take into confidence its ally PML-Q while moving a private bill of ‘South Punjab province’ in the National Assembly...

    Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the PML-Q minister expressed his dismay at his party being ignored by the PTI before moving the bill in the National Assembly and added that...
  • Tokyo Games consulting firm paid $370,000 to Diack’s son

    TOKYO: A consulting firm for Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee paid around $370,000 to the son of Lamine Diack, once one of the world’s most powerful sports officials, around the time Japan was picked to host the 2020 Games, Kyodo News reported on Monday...

    The report comes amid French investigations into the former head of Tokyo’s bid committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, for approving around $2 million in payments to Black Tidings, a now-defunct...

  • High mountain research centre to be set up in Abbottabad

    ABBOTTABAD: A high mountain research centre along with the school of environmental sciences and the school of chemical sciences will be established at the Comsats Institute of Information and Technology, Abbottabad...

    Another research project, Horizon 2020 valuing five million Euros, will also be completed with the financial assistance of German organisations...

  • Research, development lowest priority

    ISLAMABAD: Research and development remains lowest on the government’s list of priorities...

    The government declined another request from the Ministry of Science and Technology to provide funds for research in emerging technologies such as fuel cell and nano-technologies to meet the future energy requirements...

  • OIC countries vow to launch joint research projects

    They also called for promoting and supporting collaborative research programmes in the areas of agriculture, food security, conservation of ecosystems, including the fight against drought and desertification and efforts for effective management of water resources...

    The president said that Pakistan was planning to send teams of scientists to Antarctica for research and invited the other Muslim nations to join the project...

  • ‘Govt promoting research-based higher education’

    MANSEHRA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Monday said the government was focusing on the promotion of research-based higher education as part of efforts to improve the country’s economic conditions...

    “The research-based post-secondary education along with the close collaboration between universities and the industry can help increase the country’s gross domestic product,” he told the ninth convocation of the Hazara...

  • Govt to fund GIK institute’s research projects

    SWABI: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to finance research projects of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology...

    She said representatives of her department and GIK institute were in contact with future cooperation in research and information technology...

  • Research fair held at KMC

    PESHAWAR: The first-ever research fair in a public sector medical college of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held in the Khyber Medical College here the other day...

    Besides KMC, the medical students of Ayub Medical College, Rehman Medical College, Peshawar Medical College, Kohat Medical College and Jinnah Medical College participated in the fair and presented their research projects...

  • Research finds way for 40pc thalassaemic children to lead normal life

    ”Dr Ansari said he found during his research work that the use of HU ended the dependence of blood transfusion in 40 per cent of 146 children suffering from blood disorders due to six of 17 genetic disorders that resulted in thalassaemia major...

    The research work, initiated in 2003, was carried out at the National Institute of Blood Diseases (NIBD) where children with genetic blood disorders are brought for treatment...

  • ‘Engineering research’

    THIS is apropos Sumamah Hamidullah’s letter ‘Engineering research’ (March 9)...

    No one will deny that there is a lack of research culture in Pakistan, otherwise there wouldn’t have been loadshedding...

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