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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

Response of Acacia nilotica raised in silt soil as affected by compost

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Acacia nilotica is multipurpose nitrogen fixing tree legume and commonly found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Most of the Acacia species are local to Africa and others belong to the subcontinent, especially in India and Pakistan. It has the ability to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses, however extremely defenseless to frost, particularly in the early […]…Read More

PTCL demonstrated determination to help IT companies affected by STP 1 fire

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article image PTCL has extended its unconditional and complete support to the IT companies impacted due to the devastating fire at Software Technology Park (STP-1) on 10th September. There were a large number of IT companies based at STP 1 in Islamabad which were affected due to this incident. PTCL has already provided alternate routing of connectivity to Pakistan Software […]…Read More

Pakistan ranks 8th among states affected by climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan stands 8th of the world most vulnerable to climate change. The coastal areas are the most emergent threats and hundreds of kilometres area is susceptible to sea intrusion.This was revealed by the Karachi University institute of environmental studies registrar and professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan during a recently held climate conference. The event was organised by Youth Parliament. "Rainfall on the coastal belt has decreased by 20 per cent," said…Read More