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Smart Cop on the Beat

Smart Cop on the Beat

Dr. Haider Ashraf is the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations, Lahore. He also serves as a commander of the Punjab Police’s Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) system recently established under the Punjab Safe Cities Authority. He is credited with pioneering technological …Continue reading

Assessing Forensic Science Landscape in Pakistan

A law enforcement agency recovered a laptop from a terror suspect caught from Lahore in 2015. It hoped to dig out useful information from its hard drive but there was a huge problem. The laptop was a complete wreck. It was burned …Continue reading

The Miracle Drug for Pakistan’s Medicine Cabinet

An inexpensive, locally-manufactured drug can reduce the risk of maternal mortality. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a fatal bleed after childbirth, has been plaguing maternal health practitioners from time immemorial. It contributes significantly to maternal mortality in Pakistan (178 of 100,000 women die each …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

Study Finds 1,317 Knocked-out Genes in Sample From Pakistan

The team discovers a unique family whose 11 members were missing a protein that naturally produces cholesterol; this puts them at a lower risk of heart disease. Research published in the journal Nature has analyzed the DNA of 10,503 Pakistanis who were …Continue reading

Dubai Police Keen to Collaborate With PITB on Technology-Based Police Reforms

Dubai Metropolitan Police has expressed interest in Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) crime mapping and integrated criminal records office systems, which have modus operandi-based search capabilities and an automated human resource management system that offers complete electronic records of profiles and posting …Continue reading

717MW Power to Be Added Into the National Grid

717MW of electricity have been injected into the national grid with the inauguration of the Bhikki Power Plant near Sheikhupura. A steam turbine is expected to be added in November which will bring the total output of the powerplant to 1180MW. The …Continue reading

Policy Recommendations Finalized for Use of Biomass Technologies in Pakistan

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) organized a workshop on Thursday, 13th April, 2017 to collect feedback from stakeholders on biomass policy. Recognizing the need for tapping all possible energy sources available to …Continue reading

PITB Launches First Ever Nationwide IT Industry Census

IT policy draft has been shared with Planning and Development Department and will hopefully be approved by the cabinet in four to six weeks: Dr Saif. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched the country’s first ever IT industry census. This …Continue reading

A Look at Data Collection and Tabulation Methodology in Census 2017

PBS is using an Optical Character Recognition technology to convert manually collected data into machine-readable format, making tabulation more efficient and cost-effective. A population and household census is underway in the country after a delay of nine years. In the two decades …Continue reading

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