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  • Chinese firm to conduct drug clinical trials in Pakistan

    KARACHI: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at Karachi University (KU) has recently signed an agreement with a leading Chinese pharmaceutical company under which the latter would conduct drug clinical trials at the KU facility...

    According to a press statement released on Monday, the agreement signing between Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical Company (HAPC) and ICCBS also marked the launching of clinical...

  • Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old tomb in Luxor

    LUXOR: Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty...

    The tomb, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, is a relatively modest discovery, but one that authorities has announced with a great deal of fanfare in a bid to boost the country’s...

  • PU claims discovery of age-old elephant tusk

    LAHORE: The Punjab University’s Department of Zoology claims to have found 13-million-year old lower tusk of elephant in Chabbar Syeddan, Sohawa area...

    According to Zoology Department chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, the lower tusk belonged to Protanancus Chinjiensis species of elephant and its family was called Gomphotheriidae
  • New gas discovery to boost domestic, industrial supplies: Abbasi

    Sharing details at a press conference, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Petroleum Exploration Limited (PEL), a private firm, made the gas condensate discovery in Badin-IV North exploration licence at Zainab-1 well in Tando Mohammad Khan district of Sindh province...

    It is spread over areas of Badin, Hyderabad, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar and Tando Mohammad Khan districts...

  • CERN scientists claim discovery of particle

    BERLIN: A new kind of subatomic particle called the pentaquark has been detected for the first time, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said on Tuesday...

    “This seems to be very significant observation,” said Anton Andronic, a physicist based at the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany, who wasn’t involved in the LHCb experiment...

  • Pakistani researcher from Quetta contributed to gravitational waves discovery

    QUETTA: As the story of one of the world’s most influential scientific discovery unfolds, it comes to the forefront that not one, but two Pakistanis were part of the various research teams which contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves...

    A young researcher from Quetta, Imran Khan, currently pursuing his PhD at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in Italy, was one of the co-authors of the Physical Review Letter (PRL) paper,...

  • Gas discovery

    ISLAMABAD: MOL Pakistan announced on Tuesday that it had made a sizeable gas condensate discovery at Mardan Khel-1 exploratory well in district Hangu of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    It was the seventh discovery in the Tal block after Manzalai, Makori, Mamikhel, Maramzai, Makori East and Tolanj oil and gas condensate discoveries since 2002...

  • Third gas discovery in Hala

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Petroleum Ltd (PPL) has made another hydrocarbon discovery at its exploration well Fazl X-I located in Hala block...

    The discovery at Fazl X-I is the third in the block after Adam X-I and Adam West X-I...

  • Mari claims gas discovery in Ghotki

    ISLAMABAD: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) on Wednesday declared a new gas discovery in Ghotki...

    In a statement, the company said it “made a significant gas discovery under new exploratory efforts at Shaheen-1 exploration well, drilled in Mari development and production (D&P) lease area, located in District Ghotki, Sindh province”...

  • Turkey announces historic gas discovery in Black Sea

    ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey had made a historic discovery of gas in the Black Sea, but would still speed up contentious exploration in the Mediterranean that has pitted it against Greece and the EU...

    Turkey hopes the discovery can help wean it off imported energy, including from Russia, which comes at a high cost at a time when the local currency is weakening and the economy is more fragile because...

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