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How to teach a robot to screw

In the pantheon of technologies that make our modern society possible, one of the most underappreciated and neglected is the threaded fastener, more commonly known as the screw. This technology emerged at the dawn of the industrial era, when it became possible …Continue reading

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Old Industry, New Fixes

At first glance, the healthcare sector in Pakistan appears so bureaucratic and inflexible, it may seem immune to disruption by innovators. However, a new generation of technology researchers is trying to change that. Their products range from ventilators to complex simulators. Their …Continue reading

Hackathon to bring together urban planning, design enthusiasts

With nearly half of the population likely to be living in urban areas  by the end of the next decade, Pakistani cities are in dire need of better planning and smart infrastructure. Together, Karachi and Lahore are home to at least 26 …Continue reading

Fighting for Zach

Then my oldest son, Zach, was five years old, he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. The diagnosis was a nightmare. What came next was worse. Soon after the diagnosis, Zach began the first of many …Continue reading

Mian Mohammad Mansha

He is a prominent Pakistani businessman and the chairman of Nishat Group. Mansha has a diverse portfolio; his businesses range from textile, banking, insurance, cement, power, hospitality and real estate to dairy, retail commerce and aviation. He also heads Muslim Commercial Bank …Continue reading

The Emerging Healthtech Landscape

Sattar Khan suffered chronic pain in his legs for seven years. He consulted several doctors in his hometown of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, who told him he needed a hip joint surgery but the facility was not available anywhere in …Continue reading