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May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Kalabagh Dam must to avert water crisis: LCCI


    The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has said that water scarcity in Sindh and other parts of the country is due to our inability to build Kalabagh Dam . LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid said that not the Sindh alone but the entire country is facing the issue of …

  • 31 May

    Steps in place to promote agriculture sector

    Steps in place to promote agriculture sector

    Punjab government has launched a comprehensive programme for promoting agriculture sector on modern lines and to save irrigation water from wastage through modern irrigation system. Sources in Agriculture department told APP on Sunday that 25 percent canal water, 30 percent water courses and 35 percent water is wasted in agriculture …

  • 24 May

    Punjab approves act to protect farmers


    The Punjab Assembly has approved Punjab Agriculture Markets Regulatory Authority Act (PAMRA), which will replace the decades-old existing system in the province. Agriculture Punjab Secretary Muhammad Mahmood has said that the previous law was very restrictive and discouraged competition. PAMRA will pave the way to increase competition in agriculture produce …

  • 22 May

    Is Pakistani Agriculture Ready for CPEC


    The basmati rice grown in Pakistan’s Punjab province is long and slender-grained. It is aromatic, fluffy when cooked and, in classic Pakistani dishes, pairs well with lentil and gravies made from chickpea flour and spices. At market, it draws double the price, if not more, of non-basmati, long-grain rice varieties. …

  • 21 May

    Wheat procurement campaign continues in Punjab

    FAISALABAD/MIANWALI (APP): Wheat procurement campaign is continuing successfully in Punjab. Food department in Faisalabad said that it has achieved 43.55 percent wheat procurement target so far by purchasing 2,327,902 bags of wheat during recent drive in Faisalabad division. A spokesman of Food department said here on Friday that 3,637,979 bags …

  • 21 May

    Pakistan to take up controversial Kishanganga Dam with World Bank


    WASHINGTON: A four-member delegation from Pakistan headed by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali is due to visit Washington next week to apprise the top World Bank officials about Pakistan’s serious concern over the Kishanganga hydro power project that was inaugurated this week. Talking to media men at the Pakistan Embassy …

  • 20 May

    Pakistan at bottom of agri R&D spending in South Asia


    Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Pakistan, Hans GP Jansen, has said that in Punjab yield gaps in major crops is hazardously high and yields are 30-50percent low in the neighbouring countries of the region, reasoning that Pakistan is at the bottom of agricultural R&D spending which is lower in South Asia …

  • 16 May

    Pakistan’s Agriculture Efficiency is Among the Worst in the World


    According to a report, Pakistan’s agricultural product efficiency lies between 29% and 52%, which is very low as compared to the rest of the world. Pakistan vs the World Wheat Pakistan generates only 3.1 tons of wheat from one hectare as compared to France which produces 8.1 tons of wheat …

  • 15 May

    Neelum-Jhelum Project Becomes the World’s Most Expensive Hydel Project Ever


    The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved 31 projects worth a staggering Rs 713 billion and with that the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project has become one of the most overbudget and delayed power projects in the world. The cost of electricity from the project is said to cost an unbelievable Rs …

  • 14 May

    Cotton prices under pressure


    KARACHI: Cotton market closed easy on Saturday due lack of buying interest. Shortage of quality lint and poor demand from spinners kept cotton prices under pressure, thereby creating lacklustre conditions. Cotton prices during the week on ready counter recorded a fall of Rs300 per maund, with the result both Sindh …