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Sindh Province’s Soil Fertility Atlas Study Report launched by the US

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Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council has graced the inauguration of “Sindh Province’s Soil Fertility Atlas Study Report” accompanied by Grace Shelton who is the US Consul. This joint venture is the part of a collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of National Food Security and […]…Read More

Provinces tax collection on telecom sector irks minister

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: State Minister for IT Anusha Rehman has expressed annoyance over the provinces' interference regarding collection of taxes on telecom sector. She raised the issue at the Senate's Standing Committee on ITandT which recently met here with Shahi Syed in the chair. Expressing its concerns over the taxation measures, the committee also decided for legal interpretation in this regard and also sought legal help to resolve the issue. Anusha said that collection of taxes…Read More


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article image Staff Report ISD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan was overwhelmed with support from all provincial governments in implementation of first climate change policy in the country which was approved in 2012. .First meeting on the implantation of Climate Change policy was held at the Ministry of Climate Change which was presided by Mushahid Ullah Khan. Elite representatives and focal persons of all provinces including Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan attended the…Read More

Centre-provinces rifts ruining climate change policy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: While the climate change has become an issue of top priority especially in developing countries, the case in Pakistan is different as it has failed to ensure implementation of its first-ever climate change policy on account of sheer negligence of the governments. "The first National Climate Change Policy was approved in September 2012, but it could not be implemented owing to ignorance on part of that government and dispute between the federal and provincial…Read More

HEC rises to harmonise provinces edu activities

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has agreed to hold wide consultations with the provinces in order to ensure that activities undertaken by the provinces are in harmony with the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan, especially Articles 153 and 154. The decision has been taken during a meeting recently held at the HEC Secretariat with the HEC Chairman Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed in the chair. The commission discussed the higher education sector in post-18th…Read More

Agri research board to be set up in provinces

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) would establish Provincial Agricultural Research Board in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh to promote innovation in agriculture sector. A high-level meeting held here recently with the PARC Chairman Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad in the chair discussed strategy and devised a roadmap for establishment of these centres. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad said the agricultural innovation programme (AIP) for Pakistan…Read More