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Agriculture for growth and poverty, mitigation policies

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article image Agriculture is a vital contributor to the economy of country as it contributes one fourth to GDP, it pays 47% labour force, agro business give above 50% industrial production, earns 70% of export revenues either directly or indirectly and it provides livelihood to 67% of rural households. Majority of poor live in rural areas (near to 80% of all poor live in rural areas) and they are mainly dependent on agriculture for their food and for livelihood security. Also livestock is source…Read More

VimpelCom CEO lauds govts telecom policies

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom Jean-Yves Charlier has appreciated the business-friendly telecom policies of the government of Pakistan. "Teledensity in Pakistan is one of the highest in the region which makes the country one the favourite destination for foreign investors," he said this during his recent meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. On the occasion, the Prime Minister Nawaz said that the incentive-based transparent…Read More

Climate change resilient policies can shield from environmental challenges

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article image AHSAN JAMIL THE UNCERTAIN variability in climate due to human intervention in nature has aggravated serious challenges to nations across the globe concerning multifaceted domains of water and food security, biodiversity, human health, natural disasters including increased flooding etc. The climate change is a global concern and the relevant bodies must convolve for integrated efforts in order to mollify the effect of noxious climate change phenomenon by impacting on governmental…Read More

Carbon emission resilient policies mandatory for environmental conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:A session on climate change titled as United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol and Beyond’ was jointly organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). The event was aimed to address various grave aspects of climate change in context of science diplomacy. CIIT Climate Change Ambassador, Dr Athar Hussain apprised that Pakistan adds less than one percent in the overall global…Read More

FPCCI lauds govts economic policies

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (FPCCI) has reposed confidence in the prudent economic policies of PM Nawaz Sharif to put the country on track leading to progress, prosperity and development. "We are grateful to the PM for acceding to their legitimate demands to maximum extent for help boosting the slow paced industrialization process in the country besides strengthening the national economy," FPCCI chief Muhammad Adrees told the media…Read More

Effective policies key to resolve human security issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Common man oriented national policies involving all stakeholders are key to resolve prevailing issues of a complex paradigm of human security issues in the country. A broad spectrum of eminent scholars from across the country identified key issues and recommended remedies to trouble shoot deepening issues of human security on the conclusion of a two-day national conference at National Defence University (NDU). The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at NDU…Read More

Positive review of policies can jack up telecom industrys growth

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The revenues generated by the telecom operators in Pakistan have reached all time high at Rs 445.7 billion during 2012-13 as compared to Rs. 235.6 billion in 2006-07. The revenues of telecom operators grew by 8.9 per cent up from Rs. 409.2 billion during the same duration last year. The fresh data on telecom industry issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) shows that each passing fiscal year has witnessed increase in revenues of telecom operators as these…Read More

Need stressed to devise farmers friendly policies

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) Chief Sardar Zafar Hussein Khan has stressed the need for devising farmer-friendly policies to not only promote the agriculture but also to keep running wheels of different industries and taking full advantage of GSP plus status. "Overcoming the energy crisis is essential to keep the industrial wheel moving but at the same time resolving the issues and difficulties faced by the growers were also very much need of the hour," said…Read More

Effective policies needed to ensure food security

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Speakers at a consultation moot called for devising result-oriented policies to boost agriculture sector and ensure food security in the country. The National Consultation has recently been organized by the Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE) in collaboration with the Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM) National Chapter Pakistan, Oxfam Novib Pakistan and Oxfam-GROW at a loca l hotel in Islamabad. Addressing on the occasion,…Read More