LIST OF IMPORTANT
ABBREVIATIONS

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Abbreviation Stands for 
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ATM Automated Teller Machine
ATP Adenosine TriPhosphate
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
CD Compact Disc
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CNS Central Nervous System
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
CSP Civil Service of Pakistan
CSS Central Superior Services
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
ECG Electrocardiogram
FATA Federally Administrated Tribal Areas
FCR Frontier Crimes Regulations
FIA Federal Investigation Agency
FIR First Information Report
GIS Geographic Information System
GPRS General Packet Radio Service
GPS Global Positioning System
GT (Road) Grand Trunk Road
HEC Higher Education Commission
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
IB Intelligence Bureau
ILO International Labour Organization
ISI Inter-Services Intelligence
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISPR Inter-Services Public Relations (Pakistan)
JIT Joint Investigation Team
KG School Kindergarten School
LAN Local Area Network
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LDA Lahore Development Authority
LED Light-Emitting Diode
LoC Line of Control
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NAB National Accountability Bureau
NADRA National Database and Registration Authority
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEPRA National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
NOC No Objection Certificate
NPT Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRO National Reconciliation Ordinance
NTN National Tax Number
ODI One Day International
OGRA Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority
PAEC Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
PCB Pakistan Cricket Board
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PDF Portable Document Format
PEMRA Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority
PNG Portable Network Graphics
PPL Pakistan Petroleum Limited
PSL Pakistan Super League
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
RAM Random-access memory
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
ROM Read-only memory
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
SUPARCO Space and UPper Atmosphere Research COmmission
TNT Trinitrotoluene
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
USB Universal Serial Bus
U.S.S.R Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
SHO Station House Officer
SMS Short Message Service
VIP Very Important Person
WASA Water and Sanitation Agency
WHO World Health Organization
WiFi Wireless Fidelity
WORM Write Once Read Many
WTO World Trade Organization
WWF World Wildlife Fund
WWW World Wide Web