Month: March 2018

Vegetable Nursery Production and Supply System to Promote Kitchen Gardening

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article image People who eat fruits and vegetables as part of their daily diet have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Vegetables are cash crops such crops  require regular irrigation, […]…Read More

Threats to the ecosystem of Pakistan and endangered species

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article image Pakistan has one of the most diverse landscapes on Earth, from 0 m at sea level to 8,611 m at the peak of K2. We are blessed with a wide range of biodiversity and ecosystems. Pakistan is hosting a collection of unique ecosystems like Baluchistan Juniper Forests, Chilghoza Forests, Baluchistan Subtropical Forests, Sub-Tropical Deciduous Forests, […]…Read More

Salt tolerance genes and their potent use for reclamation of salt affected soils of Pakistan

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Approximately 6.3 million hectares of land in Pakistan and 6% of world’s total land area is affected by salt stress. Majority of agricultural lands are becoming barren due to salt stress and their proportion increasing day by day due to land clearing and irrigation. To attain sustainability in food production, there is need to develop […]…Read More

BISP, UBER Pakistan ink MoU for provision of 100 Vehicals, Rickshaws for BISP beneficiaries

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PR: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has signed an understanding with Uber Pakistan for creation of a large-scale economic opportunity program for BISP beneficiaries. The understanding focuses on creation of economic opportunities for women beneficiaries. This partnership will help women entrepreneurs acquire requisite skills for driving and complete associated licensing requirements for rickshaws and other modes […]…Read More

LUMS and World Bank Pakistan hold Pakistan@100 conference

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PR:  Over the course of this year, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and World Bank Pakistan will be partnering on the Pakistan@100 Initiative, a World Bank-led analytical study on Pakistan’s long term development vision and path as it turns 100 in 2047. This week, LUMS and World Bank Pakistan held the Pakistan@100 Conference to discuss […]…Read More

Ufone Balochistan Football Cup: Aqua FC Quetta claim the title of this year’s championship

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PR:  Aqua FC Quetta claimed the title and lifted this year’s Ufone Balochistan Football Cup’s trophy at a thrilling final after beating Noshkal Baloch FC Noshki 2-1. The final at Railway Ground Quetta was attended by a large crowd including general public, dignitaries, media and management of Ufone. Secretary Sports Balochistan, Mr. Manzoor Ahmed was the […]…Read More

PTCL to co-sponsor Pakistan team jersey for West Indies T20I series

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PR: Pakistan team jersey for the T20I series to be played in Pakistan in April 2018 will be co-sponsored by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). This was announced at the kit unveiling ceremony held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore between PTCL & Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) senior officials. The cricket team kit was unveiled jointly […]…Read More

UVAS signs MoU with Nestle Pakistan for the promotion of technical collaboration to enhance dairy farm efficiencies

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PR:  The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore and Nestle Pakistan Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the promotion of technical collaboration to enhance dairy farm efficiencies. Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Head of Technical Amr Rehan signed the MoU in a ceremony held in City Campus Lahore while UVAS […]…Read More

Waste water management: interrelated issues with problems and solutions

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article image The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources says the country, once having surplus water, now has a water deficit. The water availability has decline from 1,299 m³ per capita in 1996-97 to 1,100 m³ per capita in 2006 and it is projected to less than 700 m³ per capita by 2025. The main reason […]…Read More

Fruit of Heaven

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article image The fruits of mulberry, family Moracease, botanically named Ficus carica, are called figs or Anjeer. In remote era, figs were the earliest cultivated trees which were originated in region of western Asia and Mediterranean regions. Worldwide major producers of figs are Mexico, Iran, Spain, Greece, Turkey, China and Syria.  Some parts of Punjab, KPK and […]…Read More