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Pakistan’s official website hacked to support red zone protestors

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article image With the intense political situation of the country, hackers decided to part with their favourite personalities and help them on their mission. Today morning hackers defaced Pakistan’s official website Pakistan.gov.pk; while they placed pictures of some of the famous political leaders, they were quite clean enough to leave nothing behind for identification. Certainly that could have given a very negative signal to the outside world as the people within the state are expected for…Read More

Acute water shortage – a red alert for leadership

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article image Red alert for the political leadership of Pakistan, as the country has been categorized with the water stressed of "80 per cent status, in spite of located within the Asia’s world water tower - the Himalayan mountain ranges. This is a serious and final warning to the decision makers to act on fast track basis to avert any impeding catastrophic situation in the days to come. Altogether there is no concept of IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) practices in the country or…Read More

Water issue places Pakistan in Red Zone list

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: Water security has become a critical issue as Pakistan has been placed in the Red Zone list in the water availability index."Although Pakistan is a food secure country, yet the water crisis might turn the fertile lands into barren if the issue is not addressed in time," said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing an annual function of the Agricultural Engineering Department here last week.He stressed the need to…Read More

Focus on red beans

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article image By Tahir Ali via DawnMALAKAND DIVISION in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is not only known for its fruits and vegetables but also it has another speciality - the red beans.The area produces quality red beans, called Lobia locally, which is known for its nutritious value for being a rich source of protein. It is generally cultivated during June and harvested in October/November.According to Saeedur Rehman, a Dir-based farmer, lobia is widely cultivated in Dir, Chitral, Kohistan and Shangla. Lobia, produced…Read More

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Pakistan in red zone in water conservation decline

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: Adoption of modern water conservation methods and agricultural practices is imperative to cope with the water scarcity as Pakistan has been placed in red zone due to low per capita water availability at 1,000 cubic metres. India has 1,600 cubic metres of water per person per year while major European countries have up to twice as much ranging from 2,300 cubic metres in Germany to 3,000 cubic metres in France.These were the views of speakers who addressed a seminar titled "…Read More