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Pakistani DSP Shahida Nasreen wins 1st position at International Women in Policing Conference 2018
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Pakistani DSP Shahida Nasreen wins 1st position at International Women in Policing Conference 2018
Shahida Nasreen, Lady Police Officer Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Investigations in Multan, made the country proud recently by securing the first position at the 7th International Women in Policing Conference 2018 held in Georgia. The conference was organised to commemorate International Women’s Day. DSP Nasreen successfully made her presence felt at the annual conference, which was attended by 300 female police officers from 13 countries, by coming out first…
Pakistan’s e-commerce sector all set to cross $1b in 2018
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Pakistan’s E-commerce sector all set to cross $1b in 2018
Pakistan’s E-commerce sector has been on a constant upward trajectory in recent years, with the rise of e-commerce portals and online shopping in the country, which have taken off in a big way. Consequently, looking at the growth of the country’s e-commerce sector, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, in its annual report for 2017, had estimated that the sector’s size would balloon to $1 billion by 2020. However, just a few months…
Boost for Pakistani retail sector: Entry of Hayat Group and Inditex Group
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Boost for Pakistani retail sector: Entry of Hayat Group and Inditex Group
The growth of Pakistani retail sector has received further impetus with news that a leading Turkish conglomerate is set to invest $150 million in the country. According to The Express Tribune, Hayat Group will be entering the fast moving consumer goods segment through its subsidiary Hayat Kimya, and will be focusing on the manufacturing of products in the hygiene, tissue and home care categories. An official from Hayat Group, while…
Asia University Rankings 2018: 10 Pakistani universities among top 350
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Asia University Rankings 2018: 10 Pakistani universities among top 350
In a significant development for the Pakistani higher education sector, 10 universities from the country have been ranked among the top 350 universities in Asia by the Times Higher Education (THE). Importantly, Quaid-i-Azam University (QUA) has broken into the top 100 universities in the Asia University Rankings 2018. Pakistan’s showing in the rankings is an improvement upon the previous year when seven universities from the country made it to the…
ModulusTech a pakistani startup wins Special Commendation Award at 2017 UNIDO-GCIP Awards
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ModulusTech wins Special Commendation Award at UNIDO-GCIP Awards 2017
ModulusTech, a Pakistani startup specialising in providing one-stop, flat-packed, energy-efficient housing solutions, has been conferred upon with a Special Commendation Award at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation-Global CleanTech Innovation Programme Global Awards 2017, which were held in Los Angeles recently. The startup led by Nabeel Siddique has been recognised for its efforts in developing affordable housing for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). ModulusTech was previously declared the winner…
Dr Jaffar Khan wins 2018 Young Investigators Award
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Dr Jaffar Khan wins 2018 Young Investigators Award
A young Pakistani cardiologist, Dr. Jaffar Khan, has been recognised for the invention of a procedure that has helped in the advancement of cardiac surgery techniques. According to media reports, Dr Khan was honoured by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society when he was declared the winner of its prestigious 2018 Young Investigators Award in January. The procedure that Dr. Jaffar Khan has invented was recently used to conduct a set…
Pakistan’s online payments space to welcome three new players
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Pakistan’s online payments space to welcome three new players
While Pakistan’s e-commerce sector in particular, and the country’s online economy in general, have been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years, there is still plenty of room for further growth. One impediment to further expansion Pakistan’s online payments space has been the absence of a reliable online payment system on the lines of PayPal, which is one of the largest internet payment companies in the world. This gap…
three Pakistani students commended for remarkable space research
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Pakistani students commended for remarkable space research
Pakistan is generally not known for any cutting edge achievement in international space research. The country’s space programme has had a chequered history with only a handful of accomplishments to its name. Now, however, the future of space research in the country looks bright with three Pakistani students, belonging to the Space Science Department of the Institute of Space Technology in Islamabad, receiving much international acclaim for their research on…