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  • Dubai ruler launches aid and development foundation

    DUBAI: The ruler of Dubai launched a new foundation on Sunday to consolidate a range of existing charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually...

    The foundation is designed to act as an umbrella group for some 28 aid organisations and other initiatives that the hereditary ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has inaugurated over the years as Dubai blossomed into...

  • Pakistan joins 52 countries on Covid-19 research, development

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has enrolled to participate in the ‘Solidarity PLUS’ clinical trial led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that will evaluate three potential drugs — artesunate, imatinib and infliximab — for the treatment of Covid-19 infections aiming to protect people from severe hospitalisation and death because of the pandemic...

    WHO has announced that researchers and scientists from Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman,...

  • 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...

  • No market for research, no interest in development

    The government does not seem to be doing a great job of patronising innovation and invention...

    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...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • Literary Notes: Sarkari babus, literary institutions and National Book Foundation

    Once during Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi’s (1916-2006) tenure as the director general of the Majlis-i-Tarraqi-i-Adab, Lahore, a sarkari babu compiled a report against the institution and the biggest ‘charge’ framed was that despite being given funds every year for decades, the Majlis had not been able to ‘earn profit’ and had not become ‘self-sufficient’...

    Qasmi Sahib, a renowned poet, short story writer and journalist — an octogenarian at...

  • Trump and Christie laid foundation of their alliance years ago

    NEW YORK: The political alliance sealed on Friday between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was more than a decade in the making, the culmination of the two men’s repeatedly crossing paths...

    Trump, 69, and Christie, 53, have been friendly dinner companions and have operated professionally in the same state...

  • Raincoats and rubber boots for Edhi Foundation workers in coronavirus fight

    The Edhi Foundation — famous for its emergency services and shelter homes for the country's poor, is kitting staff out in rain coats and rubber boots in the battle against coronavirus as it can’t get hold of proper personal protective equipment, the organisation says...

    Pakistan has reported the highest number of coronavirus infections in South Asia, with 1,238 cases and nine deaths, but health experts say there is a lack of public...

  • COAS lauds Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's efforts for polio eradication

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday appreciated efforts of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) towards polio eradication and assured the organisation of Pakistan Army’s continued support...

    The army chief made these remarks during a call on paid by the chair of Polio Oversight Board, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and president of Global Development Programme, Bill and Melinda...

  • Senate to take up Pakistan Medical and Research Council bill

    ISLAMABAD: After a nearly three decade wait, a bill is going to be laid in parliament to give the Pakistan Medical and Research Council (PMRC) permanent status...

    The Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) has approved the bill, which will also change PMRC’s name to the Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC)...

  • Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum celebrates 18th foundation day

    HYDERABAD: Speakers paid tribute to the services of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) for the protection of rights of fishing community, freshwater lakes and river ecology in the province at a programme held to mark the 18th foundation day of the organisation here on Thursday...

    A large number of peasants and fishermen and women, civil society activists and journalists took part...

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