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WiMAX in Pakistan

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on January 2, 2013. Islamabad – The key to the future development and growth of WiMAX – a ‘4G’ broadband internet technology available in Pakistan since 2008 – may lie in industrial-based solutions rather than going for household subscribers. “We are making massive headway in the […]

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Baluchiterium on display

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 25, 2012. Islamabad – Some thirty million years ago, the largest land mammal in the world roamed around and grazed in the Bugti hills of Balochistan. The herbivore mammal, which was around 18 feet tall at the shoulders and weighed […]

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Statistical techniques for evidence-based policies

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 17, 2012. Islamabad – A sophisticated statistical technique might help policymakers in Pakistan make better decisions by providing data estimates at a finer administrative level about issues such as poverty, food security and malnutrition. Small area estimation, a technique which […]

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4G in Columbia

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 31, 2011. COLUMBIA — Wireless Internet in Columbia is about to accelerate to the next generation. Two Columbia companies, Full Stream Wireless and Tranquility Internet Services, have teamed up to bring “fourth-generation,” or 4G, wireless broadband Internet service to the city. The service will be launched Aug. 15. The wireless […]

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Missouri Technology Expo

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Oct 7, 2010. COLUMBIA – Science and business came together under one roof Thursday at the Missouri Technology Expo 2010. The Expo, held at MU’s Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, attracted a crowd of nearly 300 scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Ninety-six organizations registered for […]

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Science donation for college

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Sept 24, 2010. COLUMBIA — It was a good day for science at Columbia College. Columbia college President Gerald Brouder announced that the school’s administrative council has donated $112,000 to the science initiative. The heart of the initiative is construction of a state-of-the-art science building […]

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Strong education sector before tech investment

Interview with Intel Pakistan Country Manager Naveed Siraj An edited version of this story first appeared in The Express Tribune on February 1, 2014. ISLAMABAD – The time when Intel Corporation, a world leader in computing technology, starts to invest in Pakistan for local manufacturing and assembly of its products might come about in the […]

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