NCT to play proactive role in providing cut-rate healthcare facilities: Zabta Shinwari




STAFF REPORT ISB: The maiden session of National Council for Tibb (NCT) was held to deliberate the strategies to attain the objectives of the council. The session was presided by newly elected President NCT, Prof Dr Zabta Khan Shinwari. The members of the NCT from across the country participated in the event.

Prof Zabta Khan Shinwari stressed on the need of major reforms required for improvement of NCT. He said while speaking on the occasion, "NCT must be taken at that level

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NCT to play proactive role in providing cut-rate healthcare facilities: Zabta Shinwari


STAFF REPORT ISB: The maiden session of National Council for Tibb(NCT) was held to deliberate the strategies to attain the objectives of the council. The session was presided by newly elected President NCT, Prof Dr Zabta Khan Shinwari. The members of the NCT from across the country participated in the event.

Prof Zabta Khan Shinwari stressed on the need of major reforms required for improvement of NCT. He said while speaking on the occasion, "NCT must be taken at that level where we

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Farmers stage sit-in outside sugar mills over low cane rate




STAFF REPORT HYDERABAD: Growers have recently staged a sit-in outside Faran Sugar Mills in Tando Mohammad Khan here to protest non-payment of sugarcane price of Rs182 per 40kg as notified by the Sindh government.

They demanded of the government to implement its notification in letter and spirit.

The sit-in was attended by around 250 growers from different parts of lower Sindh.

PPP MNA Nawab Yusuf Talpur, Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) President Abdul Majeed Nizamani and Sindh

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Pakistan Internet Users Growth Rate on the Rise


Pakistan’s growth rate of internet users is second highest in SAARC countries in accordance with its population. In Pakistan, the internet user’s growth rate is on the rise through the services of broadband internet and mobile phone services. According to Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan (ISPAK), the estimated internet users have reached 25 million in the country, Among 25 million internet users, more than 15 million of them avail internet services through mobile phones

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Agri Forum lauds cut in SBP policy rate

STAFF REPORT ISB:  Appreciating the reduction announced by the State Bank of Pakistan in its key policy rate by 150 basis points to 10.5 per cent, the Agriculture Forum Pakistan has said that efforts should be made to bring it to single digit."The downward revision in the interest rate will boost the business activities in the country besides attracting investment and creating more job opportunities for youth," said Chairman Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal while talking to the media.He said

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Farm growth rate remains low

STAFF REPORT IBD: Farm community organizations have contested President Asif Ali Zardari’s claim that government policies have resulted in higher agriculture growth and said rather the growth in agriculture sector has been relatively low due to anti-agriculture policies.The government has failed to achieve 3.4 per cent growth target of agriculture sector during 2011-2012 because of less than estimated growth in major crops including wheat and cotton, the Farmers Associations said. They said that

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