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Commercialisation of GM corn seeds allowed sans field trials

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The federal government has granted permission to multinational companies for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) corn seeds in Pakistan, despite the two senior ministers’ claims in the National Assembly that GM crops would never be allowed in the country. According to sources, the Ministry of Climate Change has awarded licences to different companies including Monsanto and DuPont/Pioneer for the commercialization of GM crops in the country. They…Read More

Consumers allowed sell power to distributing companies

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The consumers can sell extra electricity to the power distribution companies at off peak rates which they could generate easily through the solar and wind systems during day hours. Instead of staying just as consumers, the clients of power distribution companies have been provided a modern facility of selling the extra electricity. Following successful models of several western and eastern countries, the government ultimately introduced this technology to facilitate…Read More