Tag: Arid

PRISE body meeting pledges focus on semi-arid economies

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The three-day (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies), PRISE steering committee meeting has recently concluded in Islamabad with a resolve to collaborative efforts to find a sustainable solution for building resilience in semi-arid economies. The delegates condemned Charssada attack and posed confidence in the resilience shown by Pakistani nation, in combating terrorism. PRISE is a five-year, multi-country research project that generates new knowledge about…Read More

Arid university bans social media for students

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STAFF REPORT RWP: The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi has imposed a ban on the use of social media on the campus. However, the students termed this decision unjustified and demanded that the ban should be lifted. Earlier, the students were allowed to use Facebook and Twitter through the university’s WI-Fi and servers. However, the popular social networking services blocked later. "Through social media we used to keep ourselves updated about the activities…Read More

Arid varsity to have sub-campus in Attock

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STAFF REPORT RWP: A sub-campus of the Arid University, Rawalpindi, will be established in Attock in near future which would cater to the higher education needs of the region. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shiekh Aftab said while addressing the Annual Aridian Youth Festival organized by PMAS-AAUR. He said the festival would enhance students confidence and to provide them a platform to conceive innovative ideas and explore their talent He was of the view that Pakistan…Read More

Arid university to set up ostrich breeding farm

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: An ostrich breeding farm would be established at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) to create awareness and promotion of ostrich farming in Pakistan. This was decided in a meeting between PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad and CEO Pakistan Ostrich Company (POC) Raja Tahir Latif. In the meeting, it was decided that PMAS-AAUR in collaboration with POC would help the farmers in setting up ostrich farm and would provide…Read More

Fodder value for livestock in arid zone

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article image MOST OF the land area of Pakistan is classified as arid (lack of available water) to semi-arid as rainfall is not sufficient to grow agricultural crops and in the rain fed (farming practices that rely only on rainfall) areas of Pakistan. The rainfall varies from less than 100 mm to over 1000 mm annually with an average of about 400 mm/year. In such areas, the important sector for source of revenue is livestock which plays a vital role as a substitute during drought years when crop gets poor…Read More

Arid Agriculture University: Veterinary students future in doldrums

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The future of all veterinary students is at stake due to nonregistration of the programme," HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi. ISLAMABAD:The Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (AAUR) was given two months on Wednesday to improve its education standards. At the end of the stupilated time period, a team of the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) will visit the varsity and decide the future of its programme’s accreditation.The decision was conveyed to the university at a…Read More