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July 23, 2012

Agricultural Institutional decay in Pakistan

Written by Ahmad Fraz Khan ALL the federal and provincial institutions governing agriculture seem to be decaying and heading towards virtual disintegration. Since no detailed studies were made before the 18th amendment none of the institutions transferred to the provinces has found feet at new places, leave alone start performing at their new venues. In the absence of ownership, they mostly have become parking lots for bureaucrats and hubs for political appointments. This is a worrying…

South Asia’s water woes

KANZALWAN, 23rd July, 2012: India-Pakistan Line of Control (AlertNet): As the silver waters of the Kishanganga rush through this north Kashmir valley, Indian laborers are hard at work on a hydropower project that will dam the river just before it flows across one of the world’s most heavily militarised borders into Pakistan. The hum of excavators echoes through the pine-covered valley, clearing masses of soil and boulders, while army trucks crawl through the steep Himalayan mountain…

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