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FAST holds convocation

FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences held its 25th convocation on Saturday at its Lahore campus. The ceremony was attended by Rector Dr Amir Muhammad, Secretary General Rana Ghulam Shabbir, FAST

SBP profits drying up fast

KARACHI – While commercial banks are pocketing handsome amounts through investing in risk-free and heavily weighted government guarantees, revenues of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) are drying up fast. The SBP’s Second Quarterly Report, which was issued on Friday, reveals that the central bank’s collections witnessed negative growth of Rs 55 billion during the current financial year. Last year, the bank’s collections grew by Rs 63.1 billion.
According to the report, the SBP’s

Fisheries sector sinking fast

KARACHI – Due to the mounting cost of doing business in the fisheries sector it seems that the Pakistani firms will not be able to meet standards determined by the European Union (EU). He pointed out that if standards are maintained, firms are compelled to lower buying rates of raw material in which case the ultimate sufferer will be the fisherman who is already suffering due to skyrocketing fuel prices.
As a direct result there would also be a sharp fall in exports. Elaborating

Nawaz well and recovering fast

LAHORE – Amidst widespread rumours of his death, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is recovering fast at a hospital near Park Lane, London on Thursday, after undergoing an open heart surgery a day before. Nawaz was hospitalised on Wednesday after complaining of pain in his chest.
During examination of his blood vessels at the hospital, Nawaz started bleeding, upon which three specialist doctors performed angioplasty. Nawaz was later shifted to ICU, where he would undergo more tests and

England fast running out of chances

BANGALORE – England must raise their game by several notches if they are to stay alive in the World Cup and Andrew Strauss admitted that unless they stopped “chasing their tails”, their journey could come to a premature end. England’s World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread after Ireland pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament by defeated them by three-wickets on Wednesday to blow Group B wide-open. Having narrowly beaten the Netherlands, England’s remaining matches are against

Australian pacers too fast for New Zealand

NAGPUR – Ruthless Australia compounded the miseries of rivals New Zealand by notching up a seven-wicket victory in their World Cup match on Friday. Chasing an easy target of 207 runs for victory, Australia openers Shane Watson (62) and Brad Haddin (55) piled on 133 for the first wicket in just 18 overs as they punished the erratic bowling of New Zealand in the Group A encounter.
The start ensured that there were no hiccups, though both openers departed in the same over to paceman

Fast Track program from 21

LAHORE – A four week U-19 Fast Track Program is being organized at National Cricket Academy. The Fast Track program will start from February 21 under the supervision of NCA elite coaches. The selected players are advised to report at the cricket academy by Feb 20.
28 U-19 players selected by National Selection Committee: Babar Azam, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Waheed, Usman Qadir, Rohail Ali (Lahore), Abdullah Shah, Ahsan Ali, Fawad Khan, Faisal Tahir, Maroof Aziz (Karachi), Mohammad

FAST IEEE Week concludes

LAHORE – Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE-WEEK) concluded with a bang on Saturday. All team members and participants were present at the occasion and Dr SM Sajid and Dr Amjad Hussain graced the occasion as chief guests.
A large number of people from the FAST-NUCES, NUST College of EME, UET Lahore, UMT, Kinnaird College Lahore and Beaconhouse School System. The IEEE-UET chapter participated in

Inspiring engineers – Enthralling events at FAST IEEE week continue

FAST chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) brought another enthralling and joyous event EE_HUNT by NUCES Circuit Society (NCS) in which teams from various schools and universities including Beacon house, Lahore Grammar, UET and FAST-LHR participated. All teams had to find a hidden treasure from a set of 6 hidden clues. An exciting commotion by the participants’ lust for the treasure hurled all the boredom out of the campus. UET’s team won.