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September, 2018

  • 18 September

    Int’l Bio-Tech brain storming moot held

    Islamabad: An International Bio-technology brainstorming workshop on animal Genomics, held at NARC under the collaboration of Animal Sciences Division, PARC & International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Pakistan. A total number of 45 participants from 16 organizations across the country participated in the event. Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Chairman, PARC gave an …

  • 15 September

    China rejects media report regarding delay in CPEC construction


    BEIJING: A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman on Tuesday rejected a media report regarding delay in the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying the Pakistani government had termed the project a priority for the country. “We have noticed the relevant reports and also noted that the officials interviewed by …

  • 8 September

    Indonesia to hold palm oil exhibition in Karachi


    KARACHI: The Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi is going to hold the first Conference and Exhibition on Indonesian Palm Oil (CEIPO) 2018 at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi on September 6, 2018. The one-day event is going to be held from 0900 in the morning to 1600 in the afternoon.   It …

  • 1 September

    Agriculture council approves 29 projects for funding


    The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has approved 29 research and developmental projects for funding under the Agriculture Linkage Programme (ALP) to enhance agriculture output and livestock promotion in the country. The approval for the financing of these projects was accorded in the 29th meeting of the Board of Directors, …

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 …