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May, 2019

  • 25 May

    Pakistan ranked 3rd in world for newly installed hydropower capacity

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    Pakistan managed to add 2487 MW of environment-friendly hydel electricity in 2018, just behind China and Brazil which are ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in list Country has potential of generating 60000mw of low-cost hydel electricity. Out of the top 20 countries which installed new hydro capacity during 2018, Pakistan, …

  • 17 May

    Govt Facilitates Agriculture Sector To Strengthen National Economy


    Endeavoring at promoting agriculture sector in the country the Government has reduced the rate on bank credit provided to agriculture sector to further improve farmers’ access to bank credit, and also trimmed down the duties on the two most-used fertilizers of urea and diammonium phosphate According to an official source, …

February, 2019

  • 1 February

    The Agtech VC View: What Does 2019 Hold For European Agriculture Startups?

    USAID-funded PATTA signs MoU with 16 agribusinesses

    What does 2019 hold for the agtech sector? This was my question to Richard Smith, Managing Partner at Earth Capital UK, who looks at the fields of agriculture and energy through a sustainability lens. Richard is a mentor for the SME Leaders Programme at the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub, is a …

January, 2019

  • 31 January

    USAID-funded PATTA signs MoU with 16 agribusinesses

    USAID-funded PATTA signs MoU with 16 agribusinesses

    LAHORE (PR) Determined to expand technical assistance to at least 30 private sector agricultural technologies’ companies, the four-year USAID-funded Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) will work in tandem with its partners to introduce 500 commercialized technologies to an estimated 122,500 farmers across Pakistan. As part of this assistance, PATTA …

December, 2018

  • 13 December

    Women in Pakistan Agriculture


    Pakistan being an agro-based economy generates a significant economic resource through agriculture.  Other than providing food; this sector also produces raw material for other sectors like sugar and textile which results in development of a country.  This sector is a source of direct or indirect employment which results in income …

October, 2018

  • 1 October

    China-Pakistan to build ‘Green Economic Belts’ under CPEC


    Beijing: China will establish cross-border “green economic belts” partnerships with Pakistan and the other countries that involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. Three belts will be created using poplar trees, under a plan released by the China Green Foundation at the Belt and Road International Forum on Public Cooperation …

September, 2018

  • 25 September

    Heavy Falls Expected In Catchments During Next 24 Hours: Federal Flood Commission

    Heavy Falls Expected In Catchments During Next 24 Hours: Federal Flood Commission

    SLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 24th Sep, 2018 ) :Federal Flood Commission (FFC) Monday reported all main rivers including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal amid heavy falls reported to occur in the catchments of major rivers during the next 24 hours. The report had …

  • 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 …