Investments in dates processing plants sought


SUKKUR: Ex-chief minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah invited local and international investors to



invest in the Khairpur Economic Zone to explore the opportunities of establishing dates



processing plants.



Addressing the 8th international dates’ festival, the former chief minister said the country exports



90 million dollars worth of dates a year, which is a good achievement.



"Local growers as well as the people of Sindh are still not getting

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$50 million loan sought for IT Park




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has sought $50 million in loan from Korea Eximbank for the construction of IT Park in the capital city.

Government officials, at a recently held meeting have asked a delegation of Korea Eximbank to submit their final report for providing $50 million to expedite the project completion.

Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman Khan requested the Korean team to speed up their efforts and try to submit their final report by next week, "So that we could

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Japans tech aid sought in renewable energy resources




STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment Dr Miftah Ismail has said Pakistan would seek technical assistance from Japan in renewable sources of energy, such as solar, wind, thermal and biogas.

Talking to Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who visited BOI to discuss and explore the key areas of investment opportunities between Pakistan and Japan, Dr. Miftah Ismail, said Pakistan’s major issue is energy deficiency and

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Korean help sought to mature IT Park




STAFF REPORT ISB: Minster of State for ITandT Anusha Rahman thas emphasised the need for further strengthening cooperation between Korea and Pakistan in the field of multiple sectors especially information technology.
She said this while talking to Ambassador of Korea Song Jong Hawan who has recently called on her in Islamabad.
The minister sought the Ambassador’s support in fast tracking implementation of the first "IT Park" in the country which is being established in

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Govt subsidies sought to compete in world market




STAFF REPORT ISB: Acting Chairman Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan’s (REAP), Mohsin Aziz, has urged the government to facilitate the rice farmers so that they could be able to compete in the international market with their rice varieties.
In a statement issued here, he sought compensation for farmers in the shape of free seeds, free pesticides, free water, free fertilizer, free electricity and other facilities.
As farmers are not equipped with the latest machinery and due to

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Industries role sought to protect environ in Faisalabad


STAFF REPORT FAD: Faisalabad, the leading city in terms of textile industry of Pakistan, is facing two major problems – lack of energy which is badly affecting the productivity of the city and the second is non-observance of zoning regulations that has implied the segregation between areas occupied by residences and industry has diminished.. Several communities are complaining of the hazardous industrial waste, while the industry representatives feel that it is the sprawl that has resulted in

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Fair recognition sought!

Thought the government has placed the research activities amongst its top priorities, yet there are still a lot needs to be done to regulate the whole procedure of assessing the nature as well as quality of research work being done by scholars, research and academia. The Impact Factor, as published by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) in Philadelphia in its Journal Citation Reports (JCR), is used by some department heads in some countries in faculty assessments. But nowhere in the

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Abolishment of weekly meat holidays sought

STAFF REPORT LHR: In the wake of shortage of non-availability of cattle head in the country, the government needs to abolish the current meat holidays on Tuesdays and Wednesdays."When we can meet our demand there is no more need for any meat holidays in the country," said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) Dr Hamid Jalil, in an interview.He emphasized that we are in a position to develop and promote meat industry and facilitate customers to ensure

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