Thursday, April 24, 2014

Italian Study of Multani Transport 2012

The purpose of this study was to identify possible strategies to ensure sustainable mobility in the city of Multan in Pakistan. This task is part of a larger project of urban redevelopment called the "Sustainable Social Economic and Environmental Revitalization in the historic core of Multan City." The revitalization of the historic center of Multan is closely linked to the possibility of easy travel within the urban scope: this would provide the right opportunities for economic growth and at the same time improve the quality of life of citizens.

 The proposed strategies are based from cognitive and qualitative analysis of the project area, is then developed a design solution capable of integrating different transport systems (private and public transport) for various stages of implementation (short, medium and long-term). The proposed scenario has been analyzed through GIS mapping of accessibility and isochronous PTAL maps (map index of accessibility by public transport) in order to show, through the scientific method, how it can change the level of accessibility with the proposed implementations. All planned measures have been verified by a cost-benefit balance in order to analyze the economic and financial viability.

Description of the project
Strategies for sustainable mobility, Multan (PAK) 2012

Polytechnic Foundation
Aim of the project

Revitalization in the historic core of Multan City
Design team

Prof. Vincenzo Donato, Samuel Camolese, Alessandra Terenzi 

Friday, April 18, 2014

20 CCTV cameras at Sabzi Mandi Multan

About 20 CCTV cameras are being installed at Sabzi Mandi besides deployment of police and market committee inspectors in plainclothes. This was disclosed by District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Saleem Gondal during his surprise visit to the Sabzi Mandi. He directed the price magistrates to ensure their presence at Sabzi Mandi and all other markets and bazaars for keeping the prices under control. He expressed satisfaction on sanitation conditions in the mandi and issued order for planting new saplings at the main roundabout of the mandi.
Briefing the DCO, the secretary market committee said that Rs55,000 fine had so far been realised from profiteers during current month and all traders were being monitored regularly. Section 144 in and around examination centres
Meanwhile, the DCO has imposed Section 144 ppc in and around the examination centres set up for BA, BSC, PTC, CT, BEd, MPhil and PhD examinations to check utilization of unfair means. The entry of all unauthorised and irrelevant persons in examination centres as well as taking support material or books inside the centre has also been banned. The DCO has also imposed ban on utilization or installation of Photostat machine within 500 meter radius of examination centres. The ban has come into force forthwith.

Multan to get 4G by Warid Soon

Warid Telecom plans to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology services in five cities in the post-3G scenario, a senior company official said on Thursday.

The company will seek the PTA permission to start the LTE services for its customers in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Karachi, he said requesting anonymity.

Warid, a UAE-based company, has already engaged vendors for the infrastructure development of LTE services, he said.

This will enable the company to provide high-speed data usage to its customers after the introduction of next generation spectrum in Pakistan, he added.

The decision was taken in the wake of Warid’s decision to not participate in the 3G/4G spectrum auction scheduled for April 23, the official said. “Since the price of LTE-enabled handsets starts from $500 on average globally, Warid is negotiating with two large android phone manufacturers to provide the same to their customers.”

However, the company remains unwilling to officially accept or deny the development.

In an official communiqué to The News, a company spokesperson said that Warid Telecom remained at the forefront of serving the cellular needs of the people with its superior network. “Large postpaid and the most loyal prepaid base is a testimony of seamless connectivity of voice, mobile internet and a host of value-added services,” he said.

“Gearing up to step into a new era of telecommunication revolution, Warid remains consistently committed to provide its customers with innovative and advanced technologies that will further build upon its services,” the spokesman said.

Warid Telecom continues to strive towards being a comprehensive telecommunications solutions provider in this age of technological advancement, he added.

A senior PTA official confirmed that Warid can launch LTE services after getting permission. “The PTA will consider Warid’s application if they apply but launching LTE services is a difficult proposition as LTE sets are very expensive; 3G handsets are more common in Pakistan as well as the rest of the world.” he said.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Modern Ceramis Institute is needed in Multan

MULTAN-Ambassador of Argentina in Pakistan Rodolfo J Martin Saravia has said that his country is willing to extend cooperation to Pakistan in energy, agriculture and gas sectors.
Addressing the local business community at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), he added that an all-out effort would be made to boost trade with Pakistan, adding that both the countries already enjoyed strong relations. He pointed out that there was also a great scope of cooperation between the two countries in other sectors like textile, pharmaceuticals, livestock, dairy and agriculture. He said that Pakistan was a huge market for meat and Argentine could help in meat processing for its export and local consumption. Commenting on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) crisis currently being faced by Pakistan, he opined the CNG crises being faced today was due to wrong policies.
The envoy added that ceramics industry should be promoted and a modern institute should be built in Multan with the help of MCCI. For the purpose, Rodolfo Martin Saravia said 200,000 trees would be planted at pus for education of doctors and nurses attached to it. He said it was important for the facility to be green.
Saravia pointed out both the countries had been enjoying good bilateral trade relations for the last 25 years and the trade volume had always been in favour of Argentine except for the last year when it went Pakistan’s favour. He stressed upon Pakistani businessmen to focus on diversifying exports to Argentine as sticking to the trade of just traditional goods would never yield positive results.
Terming the mangoes of Multan the best, he urged the mango growers to use proper system of packaging to boost their exports. He added that efforts should be made for enhancing exchange of trade delegations and interaction between the private sectors of Pakistan and Argentine. He admitted that the applicants faced some difficulties in issuance of business visas, asking the applicants to fulfil all requirements to get their visas processed and issued quickly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Green Multan project to get 200,000 Trees

Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Argentina to Pakistan Rodolfo Martin Saravia on Tuesday said 200,000 trees would be planted at Nishtar Medical Institute (NMI) under the Green Multan project.
He was talking to newsmen after a briefing at the Committee Room of the NMI.
He said Green Nishtar was a pilot project under the Green Multan project launched by the envoy at Nishtar Medical College by planting ficus retuse. He said they would continue the campaign in the city to give the city a ‘green look’.
He said it was important to invest in eco-friendly programmes.
He said the hospital cared for about 2,000 patients daily and had a campus for education of doctors and nurses attached to it. He said it was important for the facility to be green.
Earlier, briefing the envoy, Principal NMI Dr Samee Akhtar said that they were honoured to have first tree plantation campaign at the campus.
Established in 1951, he said the NMI was among several beautiful campuses in Pakistan.
He said 47,000 surgeries had been conducted at the hospital last year and 1,630 MBBS students were being trained at the institute.