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  • NHS admits doctors may be using tools made by children in Pakistan

    Children as young as 12 are making surgical instruments in hazardous conditions in Pakistan, prompting fears that the tools could be used in the National Health Service (NHS), the Guardian has discovered...

    In Sialkot, Punjab, where 99 per cent of Pakistan’s surgical instrument production is centred, illegal child labour was witnessed in at least a dozen small workshops...

  • Tech tools helping to combat counterfeiting

    KARACHI: SMS verification/serialisation, Quick Response codes, and colour shifting film are good measures available to help combat counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan, said Executive Director Pharma Bureau (PB) Ayesha Tammy Haq on Monday...

    In a statement, she said that although Pakistan has continued its efforts to advance Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement through raids, seizures, and arrests by...

  • ISI sought data collection tools, claims report

    ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Services Intelli­­gence sought to tap worldwide Internet traffic via underwater cables that would have given Pakistan a digital espionage capacity to rival the US, accor­ding to a report by Privacy International...

    Pakistan was in talks with a European company in 2013 to acquire the technology but it is not clear whether the deal went through — a fact the rights organisation said was troubling...

  • Satellite and text messages: Pakistani farmers' new irrigation tools

    ”The text messages are sent by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), a government agency that carries out water research...

    “We started with 700 farmers in April 2016, all across Pakistan, and since January this year the number of farmers receiving the messages has increased to 10,000,” says Ahmed Zeeshan Bhatti, deputy director of PCRWR...

  • Symantec attributes 40 cyber attacks to CIA-linked hacking tools

    Past cyber attacks on scores of organisations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the web publisher Wikileaks, the security researcher Symantec Corp said on Monday...

    The files posted by WikiLeaks appear to show internal CIA discussions of various tools for hacking into phones, computers and other electronic gear, along with programming code for some of them, and multiple people...

  • Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone'

    Except for blacklisted nations like Syria and North Korea, there is little to stop governments that routinely violate basic rights from obtaining the same so-called “lawful intercept” tools that have been sold to Western police and spy agencies...

    "These commercial tools are being used in a strategic and offensive way in much the same way that military tools are used...

  • G20 finalises tools for ending ‘too big to fail’ banks

    LONDON: Global regulators set out their “final tools” on Monday for ending the phenomenon of “too big to fail” banks, seeking to draw a line under a period of intensive rule making after a financial crisis that tarnished the sector and weighed heavily on taxpayers...

    Carney, who is also Governor of the Bank of England, said the board has now finalised the tools needed to wind down “too big to fail” banks in an orderly way if...

  • Story times: Online learning tools

    What’s interesting about these ‘toys’ is that all these represent scientific principles and let children demonstrate concepts learnt at school through building some actual, functioning tools such as radio transmission, FM radio receiver, Morse code implementation, lasers, magnetism, aerodynamics, optics, biology and lot more...

    Using a combination of real world objects and virtual learning tools, you can easily hone science and...

  • G20 nations pledge all tools to lift growth

    SHANGHAI: The world’s 20 top economies will use all policy tools available to lift sluggish global growth, they said on Saturday, despite German disquiet over fiscal and monetary stimulus...

    ” As the European Union’s largest and richest member, Germany sometimes has different economic priorities to other countries and Schaeuble was at odds with the United States, Britain and China, which all backed the use of monetary and fiscal tools...

  • ‘Teaching tools’ of medicine

    In medical colleges, they are often referred to as teaching ‘tools’ or ‘material’ for educating students, terms which disembody and reduce individuals to biological diseases divorced from human identity...

    In the absence of paid volunteers trained to serve as ‘simulated patients’ on whom affluent countries increasingly rely, in Pakistan real patients are selected from public hospitals and bussed to examination centres...

  • Paralysis as freight forwarders, cargo agents down tools

    The strike call was given by Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) and Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan (ACAAP)...

    PIFFA Chairman Asim Saeed regretted that such a situation has been created at a time when logistics and supply chain have to play a vital role to cater to the needs of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

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