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Healthy soils stressed to tackle food security issue

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: As Pakistan is seriously vulnerable to food security to due to multiple factors, soil scientists have a major role to play by gearing up their efforts for meeting the future challenges of fulfilling requirements of the country’s food security. This was the crux of the speakers at a three-day 16th International Congress of Soil Science recently concluded at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUER), Rawalpindi. The theme of the congress was…Read More

SC permits telcos to issue 8 SIMs on a single CNIC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The telecommunication companies had severe concern over Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) limit of issuance of 5 SIM cards on a single CNIC as Zong had earlier on filed a petition in the court couple of months ago. The Supreme Court has now allowed a maximum of 8 mobile SIMS including three data SIMs and 5 normal SIMs. It is relevant to mention that 3-years ago, the Supreme Court had directed PTA to reduce the number of SIMs registration against a single…Read More

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SC permits telcos to issue 8 SIMs on a single CNIC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The telecommunication companies had severe concern over Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) limit of issuance of 5 SIM cards on a single CNIC as Zong had earlier on filed a petition in the court couple of months ago. The Supreme Court has now allowed a maximum of 8 mobile SIMS including three data SIMs and 5 normal SIMs. It is relevant to mention that 3-years ago, the Supreme Court had directed PTA to reduce the number of SIMs registration against a single CNIC…Read More

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Policy shifts are must for resolving water scarcity issue: Speakers

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article image START REPORT KHI: The water resources of Pakistan are becoming extensively scarce and there is a need to sensitize water conservation and underline water governance issues of the country. The US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) organized seminar on Water governance in Pakistan’ to highlight and prompt the policy makers with the rapidly shrinking water resources and storage capacity due to increasing consumption and climate change impacts. The seminar was co…Read More

Emerging issue of malnutrition in human life

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ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENT IN HUMAN LIFE: Fortification is the process of adding vitamins or minerals to foods to increase its overall nutritional value. A disquieting part of world’s population undergoes from "hidden hunger" the term used for micronutrient deficiencies because the symptoms often cannot be seen or felt. Body required very small quantities of vitamins and mineral elements for normal physical and mental development, their deficiency affected more than a third of the…Read More

Climate change issue again back on agenda

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has reinstated the Ministry for Climate Change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming. In 2013, when the same government came to power, it downgraded the ministry to a division, removing its ability to make high-level decisions.In a turnaround earlier this month, the government appointed senator Mushahid Ullah Khan as Federal Minister for Climate Change, boosting…Read More

Experts highlight mountain areas food insecurity issue

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region of Pakistan is one of the world’s hotspots for the global warming. The rise in temperature has been greater at higher altitudes and more pronounced during the cooler than in the warmer months. These areas are facing acute problems mainly due the climate change and seasonal variations. Experts expressed these views at a recently held one-day Pakistan-ICIMOD Day on Pro-Mountain Policies and Legislation at the National Agricultural…Read More

WB backs out of Thar coal project over pollution issue

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The World Bank has pledged to finance a $30 million project relating to Thar coal but later withdrew its support citing a policy change’ as the reason, said Sindh Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Sikander Mandhro told the assembly. He said this while responding to questions regarding the energy department during the assembly session. Dr Mandhro said that the World Bank had changed its policy because of environmental concerns relating to pollution…Read More