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Use of China Salt Banned in Punjab

Use of China Salt Banned in Punjab

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has banned the use of ‘Ajinomoto’, popularly known as China salt, in food served at restaurants and in processed food products available over the counter. A notification issued on Monday said that the decision was taken on …Continue reading

Technology Festival ‘The MIX’ to Open on November 11

A two-day festival, titled The MIX, will be held at Alhamra Cultural Arts Complex in Gaddafi Stadium between November 11 and November 12. Organised by the Punjab Information Technology Board, the festival hopes to engage the public on technology and its far-reaching …Continue reading

Sahiwal Coal Power Plant to Add 660 MW to National Grid

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a coal power plant in Sahiwal on May 25th, 2017. The first unit of the Sahiwal Power Project will add 660 megawatts (MW) to the national grid and help in decreasing the energy deficit in the …Continue reading

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

Hotspot: Punjab

A public-private partnership makes Punjab’s free Wi-Fi hotspots possible. The Punjab government has launched free Wi-Fi hotspots across the province. Behind this ambitious venture is Wifigen, a startup which made the project possible. The company provides free Wi-Fi to customers in exchange …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

Building Smart Cities in Pakistan

There is a pressing need to deploy new technologies for city governments for better management of urban centers. The concept of a “Smart City” is a relatively new one in the realm of modern day urban development and is being adopted by …Continue reading

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