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Pakistani researcher wins UNESCO fellowship

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 19, 2014. Islamabad – They face a cruel, patriarchal social order, gender barriers and limited opportunities. But in spite of the violence and suffering that works constantly to diminish their existence at home, Pakistani women have kept on making their country proud […]

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Incubating entrepreneurship

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 26, 2014. Islamabad – At first, the response was expectedly slow. Students were unsure perhaps about the meaning of the concept and what was required of them. Starting a business is not exactly like taking a quiz for a university […]

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Google Glass hackathon in Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 29, 2013. Islamabad – They have seen through the “Glass” and now they want the world to know about their skills. Pakistani web developers, programmers and students, who attended a Google Glass bootcamp and “hackathon” in the federal capital on […]

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COP 19: Pakistan should focus on tech transfer, funds

An edited version of this article was first published on Nov 8, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan’s delegation to an upcoming international government-level conference on climate change should focus on benefitting from technology transfer and funding mechanisms, which might come under discussion at the conference, according to Dr Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry. Chaudhry, a senior climate change […]

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Energy efficient solutions suitable but expensive for Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 15, 2013. Islamabad – With the federal and Punjab governments showing interest in renewable forms of energy to cope with the country’s power crisis, there are some who are also suggesting a new push for energy efficiency and conservation measures. […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Top physicists appreciate research in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 24, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan is apparently in a strong position to achieve associate member status at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Steve Myers, the director of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, said on Sunday. “Countries […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Physicists trying for CERN membership

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 23, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistani scientists are trying to improve their presence on the international scale and gain valuable scientific and technical expertise in the process. The country is vying for the status of associate member of the European Organisation for […]

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Protecting endangered animals through tech solution

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 7, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan’s northern mountains are home to several threatened or endangered species of carnivores, but these wild animals are rarely documented. However, an ongoing project in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and district Chitral of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is trying to change […]

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Pakistani students to participate in Shell Eco Marathon 2013

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 20, 2013. Islamabad – There is a look of concern on Haider Khan’s face, the kind of concern parents have on their faces when they see their child participating in a competition from the sidelines: a mix of excitement, fear […]

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Researchers claims breakthrough in self-disinfecting material

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 27, 2013. Islamabad – Imagine a hospital that could disinfect itself. Life would be easier for janitors, and the risk of infections spreading from surfaces accidentally left unclean would be reduced. All this now can be a reality. Saman Khan of the National University […]

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