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Building blocks from industrial waste: revolution in construction industry

The objective of the research is to develop a methodology for making of lime from Multan Fertilizer block using Lime from Multan Fertilizer waste. The author aims to simulate the compressive strength, heat resistance, and water absorption of Lime from Multan Fertilizer block. To compare properties of blocks made of lime from Multan Fertilizer with conventional concrete block. The scope of this project is to utilize lime from Multan Pak Arab Fatima Fertilizer for manufacturing of blocks. Only Lime from Fertilizer industry is used in this project, no other type of Lime is used. This Lime from Multan PAK ARB Fertilizer will be mixed wi

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Women’s digital empowerment

Last month, President Dr Arif Alvi’s heart was at the right place to say Women’s financial inclusion, digital empowerment was vital to improve economy while addressing the launching ceremony of State Bank’s policy on “Banking on Equality” to ensure women’s financial inclusion. No doubt, the inclusion of women in the financial mainstream as well as their digital empowerment will create economic stability besides many other imperceptible benefits to society. It is a fact that a financially independent woman cannot be exploited. The president highlighted the fact that the women’s financial inclusion would also significant

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I.r 4.0: industrial revolution

Since 2011, when the concepts of Industry 4.0 were first announced, this industrial revolution has grown and expanded from some theoretical concepts to real-world applications. Its practicalities can be found in many fields and affect nearly all of us in so many ways. While we are adapting to new changes, adjustments are starting to reveal on national and international levels. It is becoming clear that it is not just new innovations at play, technical advancements, governmental policies and markets have never been so intertwined. Here, we generally describe the concepts of Industry 4.0, explain some new terminologies and challenges

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How to bring a tech revolution in pakistan?

While addressing a ceremony at Malakand University in March 2021 to celebrate the inauguration of a new academic block and examination centre there, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan had to fully participate in the upcoming technological revolution in the world and emphasized the importance of technology and technical education. There is no iota of doubt that the current pace of global technological advancement is extraordinary but Pakistan is far behind in this domain. Time is ripe to fully participate in tech. The country revolution has committed a great mistake in not paying emphasis on technology, technical and

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Overseas pakistanis - the economic jugular vein

At a time when donor agencies had turned down Pakistan request for financial help, overseas Pakistan Pakistanis come to succor. Since then, massive inflows of remittances have been lending a support to national economy. That’s the reason, the incumbent government is busy increasing the number of overseas Pakistani by sending workforce abroad. The country has went too far in this regard as it has succeeded in sending around 224,705 workers to different countries for various job assignments in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Pakistan has emerged as the ‘Manpower Export Leader’ in the region. Not surprisingly, it has b

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K2 pakistan turns over a new leaf in producing power

By launching Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2 (K-2), Pakistan has turned over a new leaf in producing nuclear power. Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2 (K-2). Prime Minister addressed the inaugurating ceremony and said that the unit — established due to cooperation between Pakistan and China — will generate 1,100MW of clean energy. “This is important for us because Pakistan is among the top 10 countries at risk due to climate change.” Being conscious of water needs he said that glaciers supply 80 per cent of Pakistan's water needs. “Glaciers are melting at a rapid sp

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Pakistan offers helping hand to india

According to the second round of a World Health Organization “pulse survey“, over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, substantial disruptions persist, with about 90% of countries still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services, marking no substantial global change since the first survey conducted in the summer of 2020. However, the situation varies from country to country as one can witness the rise and fall in the graph of covid 19. The WHO claims that the magnitude and extent of disruptions has generally decreased. The centre of gravity has shifted from West to East as India is facing the worst kind covid

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Circular death or debt

Despite clarion calls from concerned quarters, Pakistan’ energy sector’s circular debt is rising beyond the reach of the aspirants to pay through available resources. Needless to say that the continuous rise of the circular debt threatens energy security and social welfare. Currently it stands at an all-time high of 5.2pc of GDP. Circular debt has stood on to an unprecedented level of circular debt amounting to Rs2.3 trillion. The average cost of every produced unit of electricity is not less than Rs 21 while the government sells it to consumers @ Rs 14 – with a Rs 7 deficit per unit. There are multiple causes of rising circu

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Stop inhaling death

China is blamed to be in efforts for weather control in the region. Western media is rife with such news. The Bangkok Times has published a chilling story titled, “Can China control the weather?” in this regard. The story lets us know that after successfully tackling its coronavirus outbreak, China is now setting its sights on taming the weather. Last month, Beijing announced plans to develop a comprehensive weather modification system which by 2025 will cover more than 5.5 million square kilometres -- 60% of the country's territory and more than 1.5 times the size of India -- with hail-suppression technologies embedded across 5

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Happy textile year 2021

After decades’ long crisis, Pakistan textile industry is bouncing back due to a number of reasons ranging from lockdown in India to competitive prices of Pakistani textile products in international markets. Energy crisis remained the chief contributor in sluggishness of textile sector over the past decade. The textile sector was besieged with crises so much so that no government could manage the textile affairs on its own despite the fact our economy was in dire needs of its revival. The incumbent government has worked wonder that things are once again set in right direction. It is all due to government sagacious tackling of covid

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Pakistan flexing the economic muscle

Keeping in view the recent macroeconomic trends, there is not less to say about optimistic development for the economic recovery after years’ long prevailing doomsday scenario. The Prime Minister Imran Khan’s heart was in the right place when he indicated a broad-based recovery in the days to come. The sign of this reversal can be observed in the recent reverberation in manufacturing as evinced by record cement sales, amplified demand for cars, motorbikes and white goods, resumption of the construction industry, etc. No doubt, domestic consumption is the major driving force behind the scene. It is a healthy sign that the prese

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Rdf, landfills fulfil the need for energy

Pakistan being energy starved country is dire need of a fuel that can not only meet its energy requirements, also it should be environmental friendly as compared to coal which is being used in several industries and brick kiln. Pakistan has not yet opted for Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) which is a fuel produced from various types of waste such as municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial waste or commercial waste. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development provides a definition: “Selected waste and by-products with recoverable calorific value can be used as fuels in a cement kiln, replacing a portion of conventional f