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  • Drug testing laboratory in Lahore approved

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has accorded approval to establishment of a “world class” drug testing lab (DTL) in Lahore, along with its nine satellite labs at divisional headquarters on the pattern of Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA), giving a deadline of Sept 15 for materialising the scheme...

    The government has not only dropped the idea of outsourcing the DTLs but also decided to send samples of all drugs abroad for analysis...
  • 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...

  • No market for research, no interest in development

    To understand why research and development has primarily been the domain of the public sector and whether there are any hindrances to private sector involvement in the realm of R&D, Dawn spoke to renowned educationist Dr AH Nayyar...

    Q: Is research and development necessarily the domain of the state or should the responsibility be taken up by the private sector as well?A: The private sector always wants to get into research for their...

  • Despite dire need, govt unwilling to fund research

    Despite this awareness, the government has stopped funding to the research institute that can find solutions to this problem...

    “No research funds were approved for the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) last year, which is essentially a waste of research facilities that were built at a cost of Rs1 billion,” PCRWR Chairman Dr Mohammad Ashraf told Dawn...

  • Armchair research

    Economic theory expects the government to fund this kind of research...

    Our government owns research think tanks and universities to undertake such research...

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