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Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) introduces Jul Bujh Device

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article image Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) announced an amazing electro-mechanical device namely "Jul Bujh." This device basic functionality is to schedule the geysers wirelessly and automatically according to the need which helps in saving up to 30-50% of monthly gas bill. A microprocessor is compulsory to control this device and it can also be regulated by using a smartphone application which is available for Android and iOS users. Once user set up the schedule for on and off it…Read More

Chilghoza Pines – a boon to northern forests of Pakistan

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In Persian language, Chilghoza means 40 nuts in one cone noosa’, or neoza’. It belongs to family Pinaceae. Technically it is called Pinus gerardiana and is indigenous to the northwest of Himalaya; found in northern Pakistan, eastern Afghanistan, and northwest India, growing at elevations between 1800-3350 meters. It is often found in association with Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana) and Deodar tree (Cedrus deodara). Chilghoza is an evergreen monoecious tree of usually medium size ranging 12…Read More

Problems of peaches in Northern Areas

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article image PEACHES HAVE been grown in Asia for more than 2000 years, and produced for centuries in the United States. Peaches are considered the "Queen" of the fruits and second only to apples in popularity as a deciduous tree fruit because of their fine flavour and many uses as a fruit. The peach tree, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China, where it was first cultivated. It is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the…Read More

Apricot, the temperate gold of Northern Areas

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THE NORTHERN Areas of Pakistan, defined in general terms, cover the districts of Gilgit, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche and Skardu. Nature has endowed the area with high peaks and large glaciers concentrated in a relatively small radius. Each district can boast of at least one lofty peak. K-2 with a height of 8,611 m (28, 416 ft) lies majestically in Skardu. Nanga Parbat, 8, 138 m (26,855 ft) high, is located in Diamer whereas the 7,788 m (25,700 ft) high Rakaposhi is situated in Gilgit. Some 28…Read More