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Corporate sectors CSR role can boost forest cover

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: There is a desperate need for exploiting massive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) potential for addressing the country’s shrinking forest cover through large-scale afforestation, said Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid. He was chairing a high-level meeting on Promoting Afforestation Campaign through CSR in Pakistan". CSR representatives of automobile, telecommunication, petroleum, banking, industry and top key provincial forest…Read More

Corporate sectors CSR role can boost forest cover

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: There is a desperate need for exploiting massive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) potential for addressing the country’s shrinking forest cover through large-scale afforestation, said Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid. He was chairing a high-level meeting on Promoting Afforestation Campaign through CSR in Pakistan". CSR representatives of automobile, telecommunication, petroleum, banking, industry and top key provincial forest department…Read More

USAID, PBIT sign MoU to boost horticulture, farm sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The United States Agency for Interna¬tio¬nal Development (USAID) and the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to promote investments in agriculture and horticulture sectors of the Punjab province. "Through this partnership both the sides will work together in promoting investment and creating jobs in livestock, dairy and horticulture sectors," said USAID Provincial Director for Punjab Dr…Read More

Italy hints to cooperate with Pakistan in multiple sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Italy entered in a new phase of cooperation in various sectors as Italian delegation had meeting with high officials of different Ministries this week. Federal Minister for Water and Power and Defense, Khawaja Muhammad Asif urged to strengthen cooperation between Pakistan and Italy in fields of energy sources, power, and defense etc. Vice Foreign Minister, Benedetto Detta Vedova expressed his intense curiosity in different areas of investment in…Read More

Italy hints to cooperate with Pakistan in various sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Italy entered in a new phase of cooperation in various sectors as Italian delegation had meeting with high officials of different Ministries this week. Federal Minister for Water and Power and Defense, Khawaja Muhammad Asif urged to strengthen cooperation between Pakistan and Italy in fields of energy sources, power etc. Vice Foreign Minister, Benedetto Detta Vedova expressed his intense curiosity in different areas of investment in Pakistan specifically…Read More

Fruit, veges sectors to get e-beam facility

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Al-Technique Corporation of Pakistan (ATCOP) and Marine Group of Companies (MGC) have entered into a joint venture agreement to establish first ever E-Beam facility at Karachi for irradiation of food items, surgical instruments and gemstones. This state-of-the-art facility will enhance exports of fresh fruits and vegetables through decontamination and extension of their shelf lives. Although other methods of irradiation are being used, most of importing countries have…Read More

Pakistan-UK education sectors to help boost economy

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: British Council Director Kevin McLaven has said that the UK and Pakistani education sectors will help pave the way for development with knowledge-based economy. "The British Council fostered dialogue and international partnerships between higher education institutions and organisations and help students who want to study abroad," said Kevin while talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at his chamber. He said…Read More

3rd phase of ASLP set to boost farming, dairy sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: The Australian-Pakistan Agricultural Sector Linkages Programme (ASLP) 3rd third phase will be kicked off to strengthen agricultural and dairy sector and ensure food security in the county. ASLP delegation comprising Dr Sandra Mustafa from University of Canberra, Australia and Operation Manager Munawar Kazmi, while talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad here. Dr Sandra said that under the ASLP phase 2, work on different fruit…Read More

Punjab allocates Rs 13.16b for agriculture, livestock sectors

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Punjab government has allocated a sum of Rs 13,160 million collectively for the agriculture and livestock and dairy development sectors for the year 2014-15 against the allocation of Rs 7,974 million in 2013-14. As per budget documents, the allocation for agriculture is Rs 7,960 million while for the livestock and dairy development it has been proposed to allocate a sum of Rs 5,200 million for the year 2014-15. Agriculture and livestock have immense economic potential…Read More

Construction, engineering sectors always trigger progress

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR:Construction and engineering services industries play an important role in the economic uplift and development of a country. "Construction activities are a mechanism of generating the employment and offering job opportunities to millions of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workforce," said LCCI President Sohail Lashari during a visit to the recently held Build Pakistan’ exhibition at the Expo Centre in Lahore. It also plays a key role in generating…Read More