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  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    Take a look: Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US toldPakistan has recently revised the control lists of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons and their delivery systems...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    The partnership with Unity Technologies is a strategic move for Facebook to re-engage the over 650 million active gamers on the network...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • PFDC design district to take fashion to another level

    LAHORE: When it comes to defining what has been achieved after four days of back-to-back fashion, eight years of fashion weeks and 10 years since the establishment of Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), perhaps no one can put it in better words than the council’s Chairperson Sehyr Saigol when she announced the establishment of a ‘design district’ in Lahore...

    She added that through the design district the gap between artisans,...

  • Design, build, fly contest concludes at GIK Institute

    SWABI: A three-day design, build and fly competition concluded at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Monday...

    On the occasion, Mr Ikram said the PAC had been cooperating with GIK Institute since the start of the design, build and fly contest a decade back to hunt the young talent...

  • Desi by design

    The IVS exercise, a week-long venture, is part of the IVS Foundation Programme’s design to heighten perceptions, build awareness and sensitivity to the socio-cultural environment, and inculcate a sense of responsibility towards constructive and innovative change in the fields of art design and architecture...

  • Exhibition held to celebrate Italian creativity and design

    Organised by the Italian Consulate in Karachi at LuckyOne Mall on Friday, the exhibition, mostly comprising panel installations lining the mall’s atrium, displayed Italian creativity and design in developing objects that have now become common in our daily life — pasta, coffee makers, footwear, designer clothes, high-speed weaving machines, scooters, electricity meters, paper moulds, etc...

  • Suicide by design?

    WHATEVER you say about Pakistan’s foreign policy and its de jure head, Sartaj Aziz, you will have to concede both are pretty consistent, and if this consistency of thought and policy comes at unimaginable cost to the nation so be it...

    Towards the end of last week in an interview to Reuters, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, answered the critics of the country’s policy who say Pakistan does not crack down on all militant...
  • COVER:The footsteps of design:Artisans, Sufis, Shrines

    The colonial administrators engaged the Punjabi artisans through art education and architecture, and the policies devised and implemented in England for promoting design education in Punjab were emulated in Punjab with similar theoretical assumptions...

    “A key concern of the Cole circle was how to increase the market value of artisanal and industrial products … that designers should take inspiration from nature rather than ancient...

  • Fast fashion to ethical couture: Vietnam’s design evolution

    Her label, Kilomet 109, is at the forefront of Vietnam’s new ‘ethical fashion’ movement — an approach to design that seeks to maximise benefit to communities while minimising environmental harm...

    The designer has already attracted accolades, winning international design awards and selling her wares to high-fashion buyers...

  • CAA admits to design flaw in Islamabad airport runways

    ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has admitted a major design flaw in the runways of the New Islamabad International Airport due to which two aircraft cannot land or take off simultaneously...

    During a briefing to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the new airport, the CAA director general, retired Air Marshal Asim Suleman, admitted that the design error was overlooked at the initial stages...

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