Safe food production from contaminated soils


WHEN WE study other nations, especially about the life spams we come to know that average life of other peoples is far longer than ours. Survey reports that average life span in America is 78.74 while in Pakistan it is about 66.44. Our life expectancy is not good due to actually poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits and just plain poverty while these factors are mostly absent or minute in other developed nations. In our country no. of doctors for

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Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder


The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes 56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult. Its demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne, sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one can predict its schedule accurately.

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Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder


The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes



56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary



for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult. Its



demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne,



sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one

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Safflower oil-safe and beneficial for health




Human body requires essential nutrients through a quality diet. Oil is a basic part of human diet, as it is used in cooking etc. Quality of oil highly effects on health of human beings, because with the change in quality of oil, oil chemistry also varies. Low quality may contain nutrients which may cause body not to work properly. There are different sources of oil, but the source which is discussed in this topic is safflower. Kazakhstan ranks first among all the countries of world in

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Expert suggests safe zones for vultures for conservation




STAFF REPORT KHI: Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have recently organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan.

"The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN

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Expert suggest safe zones for vultures for conservation


STAFF REPORT KHI: Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have recently organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan.

"The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia

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Efficient, safe transport system key to development: Experts




ISLAMABAD: Experts at a national conference have unanimously agreed that the provision of a decent, efficient, safe and affordable public transport system is a key to development and can have a positive effect on the people’s life and the emissions particularly GHG can be cut down significantly if vehicle technology is upgraded according to the set policy.
The two-day conference titled "Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan" has recently been held in

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USAID, TheNetwork marked disclosure of safe drinking water project




STAFF REPORT ISB: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and TheNetwork for Consumer Protection launched Ensuring Access to Safe Drinking Water’ project in order to enhance the drinking water quality in accordance with the global measures.

TheNetwork CEO Nadeem Iqbal marked the launching project and said that it is extremely befuddling for buyers to see how to address issues in the event that they discover their drinking water polluted. "We need to bring

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USAID, TheNetwork marked disclosure of safe drinking water project


STAFF REPORT ISB: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and TheNetwork for Consumer Protection launched ‘Ensuring Access to Safe Drinking Water’ project in order to enhance the drinking water quality in accordance with the global measures.

TheNetwork CEO Nadeem Iqbal marked the launching of project and said that it is extremely befuddling for buyers to see how to address issues in the event that they discover their drinking water polluted. "We need to bring EPA,

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Organic farming is a possibility for healthy food and safe environment




IT IS a farming system that focuses on production of plants/crops without using synthetic or artificial chemicals (including fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and genetically modified organisms). It works in harmony with nature rather than against it. Organic farming involves using techniques to produce good crop yields without harming the natural ecosystem or the people who live and work in it and completely relies on ecosystem management and attempts to

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Govt focusing environmentally safe telecom sector




STAFF REPORT ISB: State Minister for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman has said that the government is devising a comprehensive information technology and telecom policy by reviewing the laws regarding omission of carbon, recycling of e-material and environmental protection issues in the telecom sector.
"The protection of the interests of consumers was topmost priority of the government. The ministry mulls introducing new techniques to protect the interests of consumers. Ministry was

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Nuclear power plants safe from natural calamities: PAEC




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chairman Dr Ansar Pervez has said that there is no threat to under-construction nuclear power plants in Karachi from tsunami or earthquake, adding that a mechanism is in place for controlling radiation in case of any accident.
He expressed these views while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform, which met here recently under the chairmanship of Abdul Majeed Khan.
The PAEC

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Suparco conducts training on safe communities thru RS, GIS


STAFF REPORT ISB: SUPARCO in collaboration with UNESCO has organized an international training and workshop on "Safe, connected communities against floods through Remote Sensing and GIS Tools" in Islamabad.

Purpose of the event was to focus on increased reliance on application of satellite remote sensing and GIS technologies for early warning of hazards as floods and others.

Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, and Development Reform, inaugurated the event.

In his

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