Pollinators decline; a threat to world food supply

Pollination is a natural ecological process that benefits mankind and is mainly done by insect

population. Insects pollinate crops, assist the process of food production and significantly

increase the yield of certain crops. Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male parts of a

flower to the female parts of a flower of the same species, which results in fertilization of plant

ovaries and the production of seeds. Pollinators visit flowers in their

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PCSIR asked to move against substandard water supply

STAFF REPORT RWP: Safe drinking water, dairy products and other edibles including ghee are not available to many consumers in the country, said Federal Minister for SandT Rana Tanveer Hussain.

He was addressing inauguration ceremony of First Indigenous Hydroponic/Soil Less System of Pakistan introduced by PMAS-AAUR at Rawat.

There are several water purification companies which are allegedly involved in providing contaminated drinking water to the people whereas a large number of

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CASA-1000 signs agreement for 1300 MW transmission line supply

STAFF REPROT ISB: The final agreement for transmission line supply of 1300MW from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan is signed by Energy Ministers of Central Asia South Asia 1000 (CASA-1000).

Pakistan will benefit from this project in a way that it includes 750 kilometers High Voltage DC line from Sangtuda to Kabul (Afghanistan) to Peshawar (Pakistan) and 1300 MW DC-AC Convertor Station at Peshawar.

As indicated by Nepra, this project will cost $953 million.

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Strategic policy imperative to escalate food supply

STAFF REPORT LHR: To highlight the importance of food safety, a seminar was conducted at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS). The seminar outlaid numerous aspects and formulations that should be necessarily devised at state level through policies to ensure food safety. The event was jointly organized by Department of Meat Science and Technology, Department of Dairy Technology and Australia Awards Pakistan.

Vice Chancellor UVAS, Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the seminar and

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