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Experts fear termination of food security project will hit research sector

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Termination of $30 million food security project by USAID has drawn criticism from experts and stakeholders and they fear that the abrupt decision will affect the ongoing research and scholar exchange programmes in the country. They claimed the situation will badly hit the higher education sector and it will affect ties between the United States […]…Read More

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Satellites and SMS help Pakistan’s farmers with smart irrigation

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Using data from NASA, Pakistan’s water research agency is sending rain forecasts to 10,000 farmers, helping them to irrigate more efficiently and increase their crop yields. Farmers in Pakistan use sms to warn of water Farmers in Pakistan check rain forecasts via SMS messages on their cellphones. Image: Adil Ahmed via The Third Pole It […]…Read More

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Pakistan needs technology to upgrade its industries: Brazilian envoy

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The Pakistan-Brazil Business Council (PBBC) will be established soon to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. It was said by Brazilian Ambassador Claudio Lins while addressing a meeting at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Monday. The envoy said that honorary consular of Brazil in Lahore Hassan Mansha, Umar Farooq […]…Read More

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Deal inked to boost olive production in Potohar region

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During the first annual meeting of the Olive Development Group (ODG), USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) and Allied Foods signed a grant to establish a mobile olive extraction unit. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Punjab established the ODG in May 2016 as part of their combined effort […]…Read More

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Pakistan in need of 170 million-acre feet of additional water

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PAKISTAN ON average by nature has capacity to store approximately 145 million-acre feet (MAF) of surface water annually. Pakistan is the only country in the world among Muslim countries sacred by vast, precious and treasures of nature. “Indus Water Basin” is the composition of the Indus river and its streams; Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej. […]…Read More

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Online College Admissions System (OCAS) launched – PITB

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Online College Admissions System (OCAS) has been launched by Higher Education Department (HED) of Punjab in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in order to process applications for FA, FSC, ICS programs. Since the launch of admission cycle 2017 on July 27 across Punjab 63,139 applications received in 323 colleges out of 716 public […]…Read More

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Gas deposits explored in Sukkur; OGDC

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The new gas deposits have been discovered in Sukkur, Sindh by the largest exploration and production firm in Pakistan, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDC) according to a stock market filing. Ahmed Hayat Lak, OGDC Company Secretary notified Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) about the exploration well Bhambhra-1 in Sukkur district. “The well contains 5.73 […]…Read More

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Govt’s plantation campaign across Pakistan against climate change

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Under the Green Pakistan Programme (GPP), provincial government increasing forest cover in Punjab to alleviate climate change and its impacts effectively. Capt. (Retd.) Jahanzaib Khan, Punjab Forest Wildlife and Fisheries Department Secretary said in a statement while talking to media. “During monsoon season, Punjab planned to plant 12 million plantlets in the province, ” he […]…Read More