According to Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Lisa K. Heller, the Trump administration will increase its support for educational opportunities and student exchange programs for Pakistani students of different backgrounds. The US embassy, in collaboration with Education USA, organized International Education Week (IEW) from November 18th to 22nd to encourage Pakistani youngsters to study in the US.
Syed Ahmed Chan Bukhari, a US-based Pakistani professor, has been presented the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s (IEEE) Technology Innovation Award for his work in the standardization of biomedical data. Syed Ahmed Chan hails from Gujrat,Pakistan and is currently serving as Program Director Healthcare Informatics at the Saint John’s University of New York and has also served in prestigious universities like Yale and Stanford.
As Pakistan is now a permanent member of the Washington Accord, engineering degrees issued by local higher education institutions are now accepted worldwide. According to the former chairperson of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engr. Rukhsana Zuberi Rukhsana Zuberi, PEC has worked hard to gain this membership which will allow Pakistani engineers to get jobs and admissions around the world without any additional qualifications.
The government is working on a commercial policy for universities to make them self-sufficient, disclosed during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology. The committee was briefed on the financial constraints faced by COMSATS and other universities as well as problems being faced by the administration and students due to the shortage of funds, and on virtual campus regulations such as decrease in salary as well as student scholarship budget.
Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday to take action against the persons who leaked her private videos and pictures on social media. The FIA received the complaint and promised to urge Facebook to disclose the details of the person who leaked the private videos on the social media platform. Several social media users including her lawyer Nighat Dad and Meesha Shafi supported her through tweets
India’s capital New Delhi was enveloped in heavy, toxic smog Sunday, the worst levels in recent years which lead to diversion of flights. The recommended World Health Organisation safe daily maximum reading for pollutants in the atmosphere is 25 but it hit 810 micro grams per cubic metre Sunday morning. Locals complained of sore eyes and throat along with visibility issues while driving.
More than 30 migrants from Pakistan were found hidden in a lorry in southern France.The Pakistani driver was detained. The group of 31 Pakistani migrants was discovered during a routine check on a motorway near the Italian border on Friday. The discovery came after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain last month. The prosecutors said they will try to trace back to a network.
Mercantile Pacific, Singapore, a leading mobile phone distribution company, has been appointed as the official regional distributor in Pakistan and Afghanistan by Apple. Mercantile, in order to expand its network has signed up with Airlink Communication. Due to the strict tax policies the prices will be a litter higher relatively but users will get a full Apple product experience, which was lacking in Pakistan.
Pakistan Army is all set to generate electricity for its garrisons and establishments across the country to cut their expenditure on power which is estimated to be around Rs 15 billion for 240 MW. As electricity payments act as a huge burden on Army’s budget, Pakistan Army is planning on harnessing renewable energy through solar park and aims to establish 1-5MW solar parks in each garrison, the pilot project will generate 40MW energy.
District administration Islamabad has placed a two-month ban on flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in the vicinity of the federal capital. Large number of Islamabad’s residents possess drones which poses a security threat such as terrorist attack during the Azadi March congregation. Any unexpected incident can worsen the law and order situation in the capital and can act as a threat to lives of the residents.