Day: July 30, 2015

PAD initiative to distribute free Disease Resistant wheat seeds to growers

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article image STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has decided to distribute free of cost wheat seed to 23,838 growers in the province. The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 300 million for this programme. The balloting method will be adapted to enlist the growers who will be provided with the wheat seeds. This was divulged by Senior Official of PAD. He said that each enlisted farmer will be provided with free 200 kilogram seed for cultivation of wheat at area…Read More

Pak-Belarus committed for agri sector development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:The official delegates from Republic of Belarus visited the prime agricultural research organization of country i.e. National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) to see the infrastructure and contributions of Pakisatni scientists in agricultural RandD sector. Chairman PARC, Dr Iftikhar Ahmad said on the occasion, "The visit of Belarusian delegation will help to foster the recognition and acknowledgement of NARC at international level as it is the emblem of…Read More

Punjab Gov takes back decision of 19.5% internet tax hike

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article image STAFF REPPORT LHR: The Punjab Government has reversed the decision of imposition of 19.5% tax on internet after facing much rebuttal from stakeholders including cyber merchants, telecommunication companies, broadband and ICT companies, students and various corporate circles. Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab announced this in a meeting held on the issue. The Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif was very vocal in addressing the Punjab Government to reverse…Read More

NTC, GEOTEL Lanka sign telecom services agreement

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) strives for international collaborations and linkages for betterment of telecom infrastructure in the country. Recently, an agreement between NTC and GEOTEL Lanka was signed for telecom services. Sanath Jayasuria, former Srilankan Cricketer who is also MD GEOTEL Lanka, graced the occasion. Sanath is also an active parliamentarian of Srilanka. An official agreement was signed by Major Aslam Jelani, DG Operations NTC and…Read More

Joint efforts required to attain food security objectives

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Food security is one of the major challenges to which Pakistan is exposed and number of steps are yet to be taken for improvement in this particular issue. Collaborative efforts from provincial food departments are necessary to mitigate the adverse multifaceted impacts of food insecurity. A meeting was held to ensure the food quality, and establish a joint working group between provincial food departments and PSQCA and important ideas were exchanged for betterment of overall…Read More