Small scale gas turbine jet engine developed indigenously






Most of us would have surely seen supersonic jets cruising in the high skies with speeds greater than the speed of sound. Their terrifying sound and excellent maneuverability have always fascinated us but the question which provoked my curiosity since childhood was that what those covert forces are which enable this magnificent flight. Flying like birds have been a very old dream of mankind which became a reality when we understood the basic forces of nature like lift, drag and

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Rs 341b agricultural package announced for small farmers




STAFF REPORT ISB: A relief package for small farmers amounting Rs 341 billion was announced by Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif at a ceremony held the other day.

The Famers Convention was held to highlight the issues faced by small farmers and suggest efforts required to curb them through effective policy measures. Prime Minister while announcing the package stated on the occasion, "The relief package is the continuity of government’s upright policies to develop progress

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Rs 341 billion agricultural package announced for small farmers


STAFF REPORT ISB: A relief package for small farmers amounting Rs 341 billion was announced by Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif at a ceremony held the other day.

The Famers Convention was held to highlight the issues faced by small farmers and suggest efforts required to curb them through effective policy measures. Prime Minister while announcing the package stated on the occasion, "The relief package is the continuity of government’s upright policies to develop progress agriculture,

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Big things have small beginnings


IMAGINE A future where you pay all your bills without standing in cues, a future where your presence is your bank id and checkout for your purchase is done as you pass by the counter. You don’t need to be a rock-star to receive such VIP protocol for it is available to everyone owning a mobile phone integrated with a small sticker sized chip connecting it to your bank account or telecom operator account.

Advancements in the fields of radionics and communication technologies have made

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Small farmers seek action against feed mills for charging high rates


STAFF REPORT PESH: The Poultry Farms Association has demanded of the government to revise rates of feed as per reduction in prices of petroleum products in the country, urging the authorities to take action against feed mills who are charging high rates of poultry feed.

"The poultry feed rates were not changed despite the substantial decrease in prices of petroleum products over the past couple of months," said Haji Fazl Malik, PFA KP President, while addressing a news

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US starts access to credit initiative for small businesses




STAFF REPORT ISB: USAID has announced $60 million development credit support availability through four Pakistani banks, which will provide loan capital to underserved businesses to help them expand, create jobs and increase revenues.

This was disclosed at the recently concluded Third Pak-US Business Opportunities Conference in Islamabad. The US government launched the US-Pakistan Partnership for Access to Credit programme.

Donald Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator in

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SBP plans to offer soft loans to small traders


STAFF REPORT SIALKOT: The SBP has a plan to provide soft business loans to enable small traders to expand their businesses.

"The central bank has evolved a comprehensive strategy to give a boost to small industrial estate sector, besides encouraging small traders and industrialists to take full advantage and benefit of the SBP’s soft loans schemes," SBP Deputy Director Iqbal Hussain said this while addressing industrialists in Sialkot.

On the occasion, GCCI President

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Energy crisis shattering small industries


STAFF REPORT SIALKOT: The prolonged gas and power loadshedding has crippled the small industries in Sialkot, Wazirabad, Gujrat and Daska, as the government has allegedly failed to heal the wounds of the small traders and industrialists.

"The small industries are crippled and we are giving the SOS calls to the government to save these industries from collapse," said Chairman All Pakistan Cutlery Association Bilal Bhutta while showing grave concern over the energy crisis in the

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Small farmers need policy push


STAFF REPORT ISB: FPCCI Chairman Ahmad Jawad has said that robust agricultural growth and productivity increase are decisive to sustained economic development in the country.

However, despite this fact, many policy makers, policy analysts and some academicians are of the view that there is little need to invest in agriculture.

Strong public institutions, better research and policies that explore the potential of ignored commodities such as dairy products and horticulture could help

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IT solutions must to develop small businesses




STAFF REPORT FSD: Experts at a seminar on information technology have said that that IT has become a buzzword in the age of technology thus the credible IT solution providers should focus on SMEs to give a jump to the economic activities in Pakistan.
The seminar was jointly organised by the FPCCI and IBEX Global at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce. The seminar was aimed to educate and encourage the local business community, and convince them to manage their businesses in difficult

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Key management practices for organic wheat, small grain production


Instruments crop rotation.
• Resistant varieties choose for disease and insect pests.
• Plant on time (not too early, not too late) in a well-prepared seedbed.
• Use correct seeding rates, drill calibration and drill operation.
• Avoid excessively high nitrogen levels (but work towards good soil fertility).
• Harvest on time. Don’t let mature grain stand in the field.
VARIETY SELECTION
The following are general rules for choosing varieties for organic wheat

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Broghul valley gets 30KV small hydro power house




STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: The Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) has launched a 30 KV micro hydro power house MHP at Broghul valley in order to bring positive changes in the lives of people who are still living in the stone-age era.
General Officer Commanding Malakand Major General Javed Mahmood Bukhari inaugurated the power house. Chief executive officer of SRSP Shahzda Masoodul Mulk was present on the occasion.
"This power house will bring positive changes in the lives of the

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Addressing small ruminantes problems stressed

STAFF REPORT LHR: There is a desperate need to resolve the problems of small ruminants which are being facing in the areas of breeding, health, feeding, management and marketing.These remarks were expressed by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha at a meeting with a delegation of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) led by Mission Leader Maleha Hussain.On the occasion, they discussed the application of modern farming practices

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