Pakistan

Pakistani youngster makes Rs 130m from smart application

Pakistani youngster makes Rs 130m from smart application LONDON: British Pakistani Yasir Khattak has earned Rs. 130 million from a simple yet amazing smart application for mobile. Yasir made a switch and socket in his school days which can be turned on and off through a smartphone app. The smart application can also calculate the amount of electricity consumed and inform the user of necessary safety precautions. With the smart watch industry predicted to rise this year, an inclusion of such an app on such a watch can make life easy for thousands of people. The smart application can also ...

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The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

The approaching SOVKOM spring auction will feature Russian art of the 20th century represented by 103 lots, comprising classical Russian pre-revolutionary art and works by the masters of the  socialist realism. Among the highlights of the upcoming auction are Yu. Klever, Sunset over the Swamps, 1898 and  Winter Landscape with Road, 1900s;  F. Rubo, Eastern  Army on a March, 1917;   A. Deineka, Nature Morte with Game, 1935; T. Kupervasser, Portrait of a Woman, late 1930s- early 1940s; Ya Khaimov, School Leavers, 1958,  rare Gardner Porcelain Factory figurines of the 19th century. A. Deineka, Nature Morte with Game, 1935 The ...

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Rs.50 special coin to be issued on March 31 in honor of Edhi

Rs.50 special coin to be issued on March 31 in honor of Edhi KARACHI: A special coin in honor of celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi will be issued on March 31, the State of Bank of Pakistan said on Tuesday. Edhi, who founded Pakistan’s largest welfare organizations single handedly, died in July last year. He was honored with country’s state funeral. The funeral was attended by the army chief and top politicians of the country. The State Bank said last year it would issue a commemorative coin of Rs. 50 in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi as a small ...

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Edhi Foundation to resume air ambulance service

Edhi Foundation to resume air ambulance service KARACHI: Faisal Edhi, son of late humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, says his foundation is all set to resume air ambulance service in Pakistan in order to help people in emergencies and catastrophes. Faisal Edhi is the head of Pakistan’s largest welfare organization founded by his father single handedly. Abdul Sattar Edhi died in July last year. He told The News the Edhi Foundation has six-seater Piper Seneca aircraft and plans to buy more. He said the organization launched its air ambulance service in late 80s and shutdown after using it in various missions. ...

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Why I am a Proud Pakistani

Belonging to a country is reason enough to be proud of it. However, for those who still need to be reminded of reasons to be a proud Pakistani, here are some things that worth being pleased about: • Pakistan came into existence on 27th Ramazan, the most sacred day of the Holy month • Pakistan is the second most populous Muslim country in the world, next only to Indonesia • The 62-kilometre-long Baltoro Glacier, in northern Pakistan, is one of the longest glaciers outside the polar regions • Pakistan has as many as six major cultural sites that are categorised ...

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Responsibilities and Independence of Media

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Management (IoBM), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), released a study on Thursday analysing the Media Responsibility and Independence Index (MRII) in Pakistan. With the emergence of electronic media in the country, civil society and journalists have complained that media trespasses all ethical barriers in its rush to break news. The newly emerged breaking news culture in the last decade has forced the media professionals and academicians to debate on the subject in order to outline a charter or code of conduct to avoid sensationalism of news. While the journalists ...

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Pakistan triples representation in list of Asia’s best universities

LONDON: Pakistan has tripled its representation in the list of Asia’s best universities with seven Pakistani institutions in the top 300. The Times Higher Education list for the latest Asia University Rankings 2017 shows that Pakistan has seven institutions in the top 300, five of which are new entrants. Pakistan’s highest-ranking institution, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, is placed in the 121-130 cohort and is joined by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in the top 150. National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is ranked at 141-150. University of Agriculture Faisalabad is ranked 201-250. Both University of Lahore and University of Karachi ...

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The Beautiful Pakistan

“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” (Ray Bradbury) Pakistan is blessed with excellent tourist spots nearly all over the country. Historical places merge into natural sights in the most appealing manner. We have the sights worth-seeing at Banbhor, east of Karachi, with its famous museum. Makli in Sindh has the largest necropolis (large graveyard east of Karachi), with its famous museum. Makli in Sindh has the largest necropolis. Thatta is famous because of Makli. Moenjo-daro near Taxila, Harappa near sahiwal, the Lahore Fort, ...

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Land of Pakistan

The country has a generally hot and dry climate, with desert conditions prevailing throughout much of the area. Along the western border and in a section of the north are semiarid steppelands and deserts; a subtropical climate with marked summer rainfall is found in a small section of the northeast along the Himalayan foothills; and a mountain climate that varies with altitude is found in the north. The Indus is the chief river of Pakistan and is the nation’s lifeline. It flows the length of the country and is fed by the combined waters of three of the five rivers ...

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MAJOR PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF PAKISTAN

Introduction: Agricultural sector is the backbone of our economy. But the growth of agriculture in Pakistan is facing a lot of problems. Due to various causes, per acre yield is very low in Pakistan as compare to other developed countries. PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR Problems of agricultural sector are categorized as below: A.         TECHNO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS 1)      Limited Cultivable Area The total area of Pakistan is about 79.6 million hectares, out of which only 23.7 million hectares (28%) area is used for agricultural purposes. About 8 million hectares area is idle and un-utilized. There is vast sub-division and fragmentation of land ...

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