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October 21, 2012

Passco wants to end govt role in wheat sale operation

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2012: Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supply Corporation (PASSCO) has proposed that its Board of Directors should be allowed for speedy disposal of surplus stock either through export or local sale. According to the documents available with Online, PASSCO is a self- sustaining concern, therefore, its staff and infrastructure should be utilized to its optimum and it should be allowed to engage itself in full spectrum of agro business. It must carry out procurement and…

Reviving traditional ideas for sustainable agriculture

Dr Ghazanfar Ali Khan & Dr Babar Shahbaz 21 October 2012: VERY much peculiar and pinching fact has come on the scenario that we are mostly entrapped within a sphere that innovators (the people who first of all adopt the innovation) are the best categories of farmers in the perspective of adoption of agricultural innovations and the laggards (who are resistant to change) are criticized. There remains a paradoxical and perplex situation to decide whether there is any place for…

All Australian sheep culled: saga is over…

GHULAM ABBAS October 21, 2012: After remaining a hot topic for local and Australian media, the saga of imported Australian sheep has ended after authorities concerned culled all animals, here on Saturday. Livestock Department of Government of Sindh culled 11,306 infected sheep in two days. The process was initiated Friday morning. Talking to Business Recorder, Kazi Jan Muhammad, Deputy Commissioner District Malir confirmed that all the live, imported animals were culled by 5:30pm on…

Decision to export 0.2 million tonnes of sugar hailed

October 21, 2012: Muhammad Khan Saddozai, President of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has hailed the decision of the Economic Co-ordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) to allow the export of 200,000 tonnes of sugar in addition to leftover quota of already approved export after fulfilling four conditions. In a press statement issued here on Saturday Muhammad Khan Saddozai said that this decision would be helpful in stabilising the sugar prices in the country besides…

Diamer-Bhasha dam: Pakistan must get NOC from India, insist multilaterals

MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN October 21, 2012: Pakistani officialdom has failed to grasp the fact that multilaterals such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank will not support the construction of the 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam in what is considered a disputed territory unless both countries party to the dispute approved the project, sources told this correspondent on Saturday. It is for this reason that both multilaterals are insisting that Pakistan gets a No Objection…

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