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December 7, 2012

PARB provides Rs one billion for 53 research projects

December 07, 2012 Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has provided funds of Rs one billion for 53 research projects on high priority under Competitive Grant System during last three years. This was disclosed in 28th Board meeting of PARB here on Thursday. Meeting was chaired by the Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali. The Board also examined outcomes of the evaluation report of 13 randomly selected PARB funded projects and expressed satisfaction on the evaluation…

‘Scientists should devise new agronomic strategies’

December 07, 2012 Agricultural scientists should have to devise new agronomic strategies by utilising innovative technologies in order to ensure food security keeping in view rapidly increasing population and decreasing water and soil resources in the country. This was stated by Waseem Mukhtar, Secretary Agriculture Government of Punjab while addressing the participants of Deans, Directors meeting of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF). He said that Pakistan is facing…

MFN status to India: Agriculture sector’s reservations need to be addressed

December 07, 2012 GHULAM ABBAS Though the Ministry of Commerce and other concerned authorities claim that the decision of granting MFN status to India has been made with due deliberations and after holding meetings with all concerned sectors, the reservations of agriculture sector especially growers over the trade normalisation process remain unaddressed. According to sources, the growers are scared about the tariff structure and non-tariff barriers as technical hindrance to compete the…

No work order issued to BHP Billiton, Supreme Court told

Advocate General Balochistan Amanullah Kanrani told the Supreme Court in Reko Diq case on Thursday that BHP Billiton failed to submit the required plan after it obtained 10 prospecting licences. Therefore, no work order was issued to the company. An apex court bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, resumed the hearing of the case. Advancing his arguments, Kanrani contended that the 1993 contract between BHP Billiton and…

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