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Govt stops GM corn seeds sale as pressure builds

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As pressure has started mounting from agricultural scientists and farmers, the government has stopped the commercial sale of genetically modified (GM) corn seeds, in an about-turn after its earlier permission to certain multinational companies to market their seeds, but without meeting the basic criteria. A federal secretary, who was part of a recent meeting held at the Ministry of Climate Change, told the media that the stakeholders present in the huddle decided…Read More

Mobilink builds wall at Pehli Kiran school

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Mobilink Foundation and JAQ Trust have recently joined together for an activity to build a wall at the Pehli Kiran School No. 8, a school for underprivileged children in the federal capital.The school provides primary education to over 100 students in the slum areas of the city. The school consists of basic infrastructure and the children sit in a basic shed with a tin roof. It was open from all sides so cold winds made it very difficult for the students to sit there.As…Read More