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December 30, 2012

A Way Forward in achieving Food Security for our Livestock

December 30, 2012 In last 65 years Pakistan managed to increase its population of large animals from 12 million to 65 million as per latest survey of animal population in the country. However in terms of per Animal production we observe a declining trend which was 10 liter/head in 1950 and now its 6.1 liter in cattle while around 6.9 liters in buffaloes/head. This is totally against the world animal production trend where no of animals are decreasing while production/animal is increasing. The…

Award of Ph.D. Degree to first Sindhi student from UVAS

BIOGRAPHY (A MAN FROM MOHEN-JO-DARO) AHMED SULTANS/O Barkat Ali Jatoi was born on Saturday 15th February, 1969 in a village Bakhodero* Taluka Dokri (Bakrani) District Larkana Sindh, Pakistan. It is about 12 kilometers on North side of the Mohen-Jo-Daro† city. He completed his primary education from native home place. Matriculation in Science group was passed with “A” grade (77.41%) from Government High School Dokri in 1986 and Fellow of Science (Intermediate) in…

The future is looking bright for the poultry industry

Dec 30, 2012 When estimating the future you need to have some knowledge of the past, said Osler Desouzart when he started his lively presentation on the last day of the World Poultry Congress in Salvador, Brazil. In this respect, he explained that there are few points that are relevant. Most important is that since 1965 food production has surpassed world population increase and that the human diet has changed towards more animal product intake at the cost of basic staples, such as roots…

پاکستانی اور بھارتی پنجاب کے مابین زرعی خوشحالی اور کاروباری فروغ

فیصل آباد 29دسمبر 2012ء:پاکستانی اور بھارتی پنجاب کے مابین زرعی ماہرین ‘ انجینئرز اور پالیسی سازحکام کے باہمی تبادلوں سے دونوں صوبوں کے درمیان زرعی خوشحالی اور کاروباری فروغ کیلئے مضبوط بنیاد فراہم ہوگی۔ وزیراعلیٰ پنجاب میاں شہباز شریف کو بھارتی پنجاب سے لاہور آنے والے نائب وزیراعلیٰ سکھبیرسنگھ بادل کے ہاتھوں جس بھارتی ٹریکٹر کی چابیاں فراہم کی گئی تھیں وہ ٹریکٹر وزیراعلیٰ پنجاب کی طرف سے زرعی یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد کی زرعی شعبہ میں مثالی خدمات اور وسیع کردار کی وجہ سے یونیورسٹی انتظامیہ کے حوالے…

What is Stevia and Its Impact on Life?

30 December 2012 Stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the family Asteraceae. It is native to subtropical and tropical regions from western North America to South America. This species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweet leaf. As a sweetener and sugar substitute, stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, although some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like after taste at high concentrations. In Pakistan, Its…

Effects of Hoeing on Standing Crops that Reduce the yield

30 December 2012 Hoeing is big issue near farmer to remove the weeds, soil aeration, nitrogen fixing and fertility restoration in standing crops. But on the other hand some factors are studied by the approval of experiments which reduced the plant yield i.e. It cut the adventitious roots- they are the fibrous side root system which take up phosphorus, fix the nitrogen and other macro and micro nutrients from soil which support the plant for growth and development. When…

Pakistani exporter not yet released: export of rice to Iran comes to a halt

December 30, 2012 GHULAM ABBAS Despite hectic efforts at the diplomatic level by Pakistan, a rice exporter is still behind the bars for over 50 days on charges of hoarding of rice imported into Iran. A Pakistani rice merchant, Haji Abdul Bahadur and one of his relatives, namely Raz Muhammad, who were arrested by Iranian authorities in the first week of November 2012, were yet to get bail from Iranian court. This incident and the devaluation of Iranian currency against dollar have…

Indo-Pak experts’, policy makers’ ties to benefit both nations

December 30, 2012 Constructive ties between experts and policy makers of Indian and Pakistani Punjab would benefit both nations in addressing the daunting challenges of food security, water and poverty. Addressing the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology on Saturday, Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture he lauded the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for donating an Indian tractor to UAF that was handed over to him…

MoC tries to quell opposition by farmers

December 30, 2012 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN Ministry of Commerce (MoC) is reportedly making utmost efforts to restrain farmers from opposing the grant of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India from January 1, 2013. Well- informed sources revealed that the Senior Commerce Minister, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Secretary Commerce, Munir Qureshi and Shahid Malik recently visited Tariq Bucha, President Pakistan Farmers'' Alliance and requested him not to create hurdles in the way of MFN status to India.…

MFN status to India: government trying to ease farm, industrial sectors” concerns

December 30, 2012 N H ZUBERI The government is actively working to resolve concerns of industrial and agriculture sectors on granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, federal Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim said on Saturday. Acknowledging concerns of the two sectors, the minister said that he had discussed the issue with his Indian counterpart, Annad Sharma, and he "understands our problems". He said that delay in granting MFN statues was no relation with the upcoming…

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