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Plug that leak March 15, 2007

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The
brain drain in Pakistan can be stemmed through incentives, not coercion

The increased need and portability of highly skilled individuals from developing countries to developed ones is perhaps one of the less noticeable consequences of globalisation and economic development. This migration or international transfer of human capital from poor countries to thriving economies is referred to as the ‘brain drain’. Persisting brain drain deprives a country of the expertise and skills of its most talented men and women, who may choose to settle or work abroad. Ironically, these educated, skilled migrants happen to be the very people that a poor nation can least afford to lose. While the remittances and foreign exchange transactions generated by these individuals may be considered a valuable resource for the national economy, the outflow of skilled manpower can stunt local economic progress in the long run. It also entails loss of investment in education and training, especially when trained and skilled people are a scarce resource for a poor country.

Like any typical developing country, Pakistan has been facing the challenge of losing its human resources to the more prosperous and developed countries. The onset of the Information Technology (IT) boom in the West in the late 1990s drew many young Pakistanis to this field. Driven by the lure of H-1B visas, many aspiring young IT professionals enrolled in computer science degrees and certificate programmes. However, post-9/11, many found their American dreams dashed, following the strict visa policies and increased security checks for people moving to the US. The economy slump following global developments in the initial years of the millennium and the layoffs after the dot-com crash in 2001, underscored the fact that IT education was no longer a ticket to the United States.

Undoubtedly these were testing times for the local as well as the global IT industry. The closure of software houses following the cancellation of outsourced IT projects and contracts led many to believe that IT was no longer a viable career option. This in turn served to prevent every Tom, Dick and Harry from hastily jumping on the IT bandwagon. There was reduced enrolment in IT education programmes as well. Hate crimes, clandestine persecutions and an overall environment of fear and awe as part of the post-9/11 syndrome have made some professionals rethink their decisions to purse employment abroad. The changed global economic situation may have served to stem the brain drain of IT professionals from the country for now, but should the imposed limitation on the mobility of these individuals be considered adequate to retain local skilled IT manpower?

Such questions call for an examination of the incentives that serve to attract these professionals abroad. Syed Raza Abbas Naqvi, software test developer at Microsoft, was selected by the software firm as part of its international recruitment programme in 2001. Naqvi cites better earning prospects, the chance to work with a prestigious organisation, flexibility to travel and interact and the overall capacity for professional growth as some of the reasons behind his decision to opt for a US based job. “I think there wasn’t an option in Pakistan that matched with the first two factors at least,” says Naqvi. Other important determinants for international migration of technology experts tend to be the availability of resources and access to developed and sophisticated types of infrastructure for carrying out research; relatively liberal environment to work and survive; anticipated long-term benefits during the phase of retired life; secure and stable surroundings; and bright prospects for family members, especially with respect to health care. On the other hand, political instability, poor law and order conditions, bureaucratic red tape in the work domain and a general social disregard towards academics also serve to force the highly educated to leave the country.

Indemnification of these shortcomings in the local IT job market calls for a drastic makeover that encompasses everything from working conditions and monetary benefits to the general outlook of the society towards technology and a knowledge-based economy. The timing for such measures could not be more appropriate. The emergence of higher-education institutions and private universities in the large and medium urban centres do offer a chance for gainful employment. Additionally, the growth of telecoms, banks and other commercial enterprises, supplemented by their need to migrate to IT based enterprise solutions, can serve as a parallel for those aspiring professionals who choose to stay. A suitable environment for optimum working conditions in various sectors needs to be created through policy options by the government. Whether it is science and technology or businesses and trade, the government must ensure its support to society. Taxation relief, facilitating the export and import of equipment and providing hassle-free administrative assistance are just a few examples. Linkages and networks between educational institutes, employers and highly skilled manpower also need to be further streamlined.

Research undertaken both in developed and developing countries reveals that for an increase in output, the quality of labour is more important than the quantity. No country with an educated and technically trained human resource is poor and no country with a predominantly illiterate, untrained human resource is rich

First published:

SPIDER Magazine

Written by Reba Shahid

March 2007

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1. Mr.James Williams - March 9, 2008

All Scraps are available for sale

We specialize in trading of all grades of non-ferrous metal scrap, plastic, and electronics scrap,e.t.c. We are an experienced and innovated company, who always pride ourselves to provide the most technological, innovated, and efficient solution in all our business.

For our buyers, we provide a reliable, simple, efficient and quick response method to buy non-ferrous metal scrap, plastics, and electronics scraps. We sell our products through freely open bidding sessions on our secured internet website.

For our sellers, we are always paying the highest price for all kind of the Non ferrous metal scrap, electronic scrap and plastic scrap.

We have widely international experience in export and import recyclable products to complete any transactions with our worldwide customers. Our company always strives for growth in our business and higher satisfaction in our customers.So feel free to send us your enquiry and here is our contact information below:

We source our materials on a worldwide basis from Asia/Australia and across Europe to the Americas.

We provide customised solutions to manufacturers, collectors, pre-processors and other stakeholders in the electronics lifecycle, making use of a network of global sales offices and partners.

ALUMINIUM SCRAP (Foil. Residues. Bottlecaps. Can. Extrusions. Hand sorted. Cables. Tablet . Casting profile sheet. Aluminium water meter. Dross. )

LEAD (Lead is a soft, heavy, toxic and malleable metal, . Lead is used in building construction, Lead-Acid Accumulators, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. )

TRANSFOMER SCRAP (All kind of transfomer scrap include transformer core and coil. )

YOKE COIL (Yoke coil from monitor and Tv, contents with copper. )

ZINC SCRAP (Zinc dross. Zinc ingot. Zinc lectrolic. Zinc plate scrap. Die cast dross. Handsorted. )

BATTERIES SCRAP (Auto Car, Truck …….and cell phone… )

CAR ENGINE (Contents after shredder machine: Fe 82% Al 13% Heavy metal 1% containmination 4% (rubber….etc) )

BRASS SCRAP (Brass metallic. Brass ball mill. Refinery brass. Brass turnings. Brass borings. Brass residues. Brass grindings. Brass ( honey). )

CABLE SCRAP (All kind of aluminium ,copper cable include under groud , electronic, industry cable,,ect. )

COMPRESSOR SCRAP (Refrigerator and conditioning compressor scrap. )

COPPER NICKEL (all kind of copper nickel scrap: coole pipe )

COPPER SCRAP (Millberry. Berry. Candy. Cables. Sudronic. Gun metal. Bronze copper granules. Copper lead granules. Birch cliff. Copper irony scrap. Cupro – nickel. Tinned copper. Copper granute. Copper cathod. Copper with paper. Alpaca coppe )

ELECTRIC METER SCRAP (All kind of electric meter scrap )

ELECTRIC MOTOR SCRAP (Mixed size of industrial electric motor , armatures and automotive starters, alternators, and parts. )

HEAVY METAL SCRAP (ZOBRA) (Mix metal contsist of copper ,brass, aluminium, stainless steel and zinc. )

LEAD (Lead is a soft, heavy, toxic and malleable metal, . Lead is used in building construction, Lead-Acid Accumulators, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. )

MIX METAL SCRAP (Including alu, electric motor ,transformer, stainless steel……..etc )

RADIATORS (from car or air conditional )

SHREDDER MOTOR (come from electric motor and refrigelator Compressor scrap. )

SILICON STEEL SHEET (Mainly from Big transformer )

TRANSFOMER SCRAP (All kind of transfomer scrap include transformer core and coil. )

ZINC SCRAP (Zinc dross. Zinc ingot. Zinc lectrolic. Zinc plate scrap. Die cast dross. Handsorted. )

Rubber Tyres

RUBBER POWDER (Rubber tyres granute )
USED/NEW CAR TIRES (all type of car tires. )
USED/NEW TRUCK TIRES (all type of truck tires from europe market. )

Feel free to contact for anyone not listed above.
Below is our contact information:

Contact Name: Mr.James Williams
Contact No: +448700111740
Company Name: James Williams Scraps Limited
Email contact:jameswilliamsltd07@gmail.com

2. Tahir Salim. - April 5, 2008

Dear Sir,

We are interested to buy compressor scrap of fridge / A.C
you are requested to please quote your most competitive FOB & C&F Karachi prices by return e-mail or fax.

Kind regards.

Tahir Salim.

M/s INTRA ASIA PAKISTAN LTD.
FL-7 Block-A,Mezzanine FLoor
Gulshan-e-Jamal – Karachi
P A K I S T A N.
Tel (92-21)4572248 Fax:(92-21)4570476.
E-MAIL : telelink@cyber.net.pk

3. James Williams - May 4, 2008

Thanks for your mail response.Kindly email me at our company email address,jameswilliamsltd07@ommail.com with your order request,quantity and location as well.
Hope to hear from you.

4. James Williams - May 22, 2008

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your information and we have some questions as follows:
Which authorization company would you use for issuing the certificate? Could you send us the name and contact information (e.g. fax & telephone no. etc.)?
For the packing, how is it packed? (e.g. in jumbo bag, box etc.?)
Could you give us the full name of you or the contact person of your side?
Does your company has fax no.? Please send us if you have.
Can you speak Chinese?

Thank you and we wait for your reply soon.

Best regards,
Y. K. Lam

All Scraps are available for sale

We specialize in trading of all grades of non-ferrous metal scrap, plastic, and electronics scrap,e.t.c. We are an experienced and innovated company, who always pride ourselves to provide the most technological, innovated, and efficient solution in all our business.

For our buyers, we provide a reliable, simple, efficient and quick response method to buy non-ferrous metal scrap, plastics, and electronics scraps. We sell our products through freely open bidding sessions on our secured internet website.

For our sellers, we are always paying the highest price for all kind of the Non ferrous metal scrap, electronic scrap and plastic scrap.

We have widely international experience in export and import recyclable products to complete any transactions with our worldwide customers. Our company always strives for growth in our business and higher satisfaction in our customers.So feel free to send us your enquiry and here is our contact information below:

We source our materials on a worldwide basis from Asia/Australia and across Europe to the Americas.

We provide customised solutions to manufacturers, collectors, pre-processors and other stakeholders in the electronics lifecycle, making use of a network of global sales offices and partners.

ALUMINIUM SCRAP (Foil. Residues. Bottlecaps. Can. Extrusions. Hand sorted. Cables. Tablet . Casting profile sheet. Aluminium water meter. Dross. )

LEAD (Lead is a soft, heavy, toxic and malleable metal, . Lead is used in building construction, Lead-Acid Accumulators, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. )

TRANSFOMER SCRAP (All kind of transfomer scrap include transformer core and coil. )

YOKE COIL (Yoke coil from monitor and Tv, contents with copper. )

ZINC SCRAP (Zinc dross. Zinc ingot. Zinc lectrolic. Zinc plate scrap. Die cast dross. Handsorted. )

BATTERIES SCRAP (Auto Car, Truck …….and cell phone… )

CAR ENGINE (Contents after shredder machine: Fe 82% Al 13% Heavy metal 1% containmination 4% (rubber….etc) )

BRASS SCRAP (Brass metallic. Brass ball mill. Refinery brass. Brass turnings. Brass borings. Brass residues. Brass grindings. Brass ( honey). )

CABLE SCRAP (All kind of aluminium ,copper cable include under groud , electronic, industry cable,,ect. )

COMPRESSOR SCRAP (Refrigerator and conditioning compressor scrap. )

COPPER NICKEL (all kind of copper nickel scrap: coole pipe )

COPPER SCRAP (Millberry. Berry. Candy. Cables. Sudronic. Gun metal. Bronze copper granules. Copper lead granules. Birch cliff. Copper irony scrap. Cupro – nickel. Tinned copper. Copper granute. Copper cathod. Copper with paper. Alpaca coppe )

ELECTRIC METER SCRAP (All kind of electric meter scrap )

ELECTRIC MOTOR SCRAP (Mixed size of industrial electric motor , armatures and automotive starters, alternators, and parts. )

HEAVY METAL SCRAP (ZOBRA) (Mix metal contsist of copper ,brass, aluminium, stainless steel and zinc. )

LEAD (Lead is a soft, heavy, toxic and malleable metal, . Lead is used in building construction, Lead-Acid Accumulators, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. )

MIX METAL SCRAP (Including alu, electric motor ,transformer, stainless steel……..etc )

RADIATORS (from car or air conditional )

SHREDDER MOTOR (come from electric motor and refrigelator Compressor scrap. )

SILICON STEEL SHEET (Mainly from Big transformer )

TRANSFOMER SCRAP (All kind of transfomer scrap include transformer core and coil. )

ZINC SCRAP (Zinc dross. Zinc ingot. Zinc lectrolic. Zinc plate scrap. Die cast dross. Handsorted. )

Rubber Tyres

RUBBER POWDER (Rubber tyres granute )
USED/NEW CAR TIRES (all type of car tires. )
USED/NEW TRUCK TIRES (all type of truck tires from europe market. )

Feel free to contact for anyone not listed above.
Below is our contact information:

Contact Name: Mr.James Williams
Contact No: +447031889092.
Company Name: James and Williams Ltd
Email contact:jameswilliamsltd08@gmail.com

5. Anees Ahmad - September 12, 2008

Dear, Sir
We are associated with a Major Client in Gulf, and we are going to purchase Scrap for his owned steel project in Gulf. We only concerned to manage his supply of the above mention Scrap, from our sources to fulfill his annual targets. We are searching good and reliable sources having directly Scrap for selling. If you have the real positions of stock please send us details.
1-Quantity
2-Prices CIF Gulf
3-Sepecifications
4-Terms of Payment
5-Contract
6-SGS Inspection
7-Our commission
LOI or BCL we will provide after sign the contract, we are at the position to
Purchase it in bulk quantity.
Our non-negotiable terms are as follows:
1. Seller sends offer along with digital pictures as email attachment and/or Video CD of the entire stock of scrap offered.
2. Quality of all Scrap offered to strictly conform to ISRI codes and regulations.
3. Contract is signed if price and quality is accepted.
4. Seller provides SGS Superintendence PRE-SHIPMENT visual inspection Certificate of the scrap offered.
5. Seller issues PBG 2% of Gross CNF value.
6. We as a Buyer open confirmed Letter of Credit for 100% of the goods value payable by the issuing bank 90% at sight and 10% after final SGS report at the discharge port.
Our selling leads in Gulf 400000/MT/Per/Year
Our selling leads in Pakistan/India 250000/MT/Per/Year
Due to our growing business activities we need to be associated with some solid Trade group in Scrap who directly involve in this business.
Yards are accommodated in Dammam-KSA and Gawadar-Pakistan.
If you are interested in long term business relations.
Or if you have any idea to joint venture business with us we will appreciate it.
And you can also offer us fridge compressor scrap, wire Scrap, Aluminum Scrap, Half moon pipe Scrap.

6. Richard - June 16, 2009

WE HAVE USED SCRAP METAL IN STOCK FOR SALE UK AND EUROPE ORIGIN.

HMS 1 AND 2

USED RAILS

BATTERY SCRAP

email: leadtech_sales@live.com

7. Alh Usman Safat - October 18, 2009

We are major suppliers of scraps in Malaysia such as :- HDPE,LLDPE,LDPE Computer Scrap,motherboards,power supplie,CPU and Car Truck Batteries Scrap(RAINS) and HMS 1-2 Aloyed Wheels and AC Fridge Compressors Scrap for more info please reach us at jaya (at) hush dot coom

8. Extrusion - October 22, 2010

SPM CONTROLS is the leading manufacturers of Presses, Extrusion Press, Hydraulic Presses and Extrusion Presses in India.for more details visit http://www.spmcontrols.com

9. PETERMENSAHGH.COM - September 7, 2013

Hello Dear,
How are you with your work and family?
We are dealers on Alluvial Gold Dust and Gold Bars based in Ghana;
we currently have stockpile of gold for supply.
Interested buyers should contact us for serious business transactions.
Pretenders and time-wasters are NOT allowed to contact us for any reason.
Commodity……..Gold dust Bars
Origin…..GHANA
Form ……Dust and Bars
Purity……22.+%
Quantity……200kg
Quality……22+ carats +)
Price……… Negotiable
We sell on basis.
For our , Buyer or buyer`s representative is expected to be
physically present to inspect the gold and conduct assay test for
quality. we have also coca, teak wood, used rails,with batteries
scraps
WE ALSO HAS DIAMOND/COCOA/SCRAPS/BATTERIES/
Best regards,
petermensah
+233548413631
petermensahgh4@yahoo.com


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