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April 15, 2013

Neem Oil for Pests

April 15, 2013 It seems like no matter what time of the year, insects abound, but there is a great organic solution available to keeping bugs in check. neem tree of course good gardening practices and proper crop rotation help, but sometimes you need a helping hand to keep your plants safe. The neem tree, which has insecticidal properties and is native to India and Africa, produces seeds that have been used to repel insects and pests in stored grains and in gardens and homes for…

Sugarcane growers still waiting for payments

April 15th, 2013 LAHORE: Sugarcane crushing season 2012-13 has ended, however, small farmers of the crop are still being humiliated by the sugar mill owners as they are running from pillar to post to their legitimate payments, Daily Times learnt here on Saturday. The millers are busy in ruthless exploitation of the poor small sugarcane growers, which comprise around 90 percent of the sugarcane growing community of Punjab. Sugarcane Growers Association Convener Javed Malik told Daily…

Jobs in Poultry Farm

15 April 2013 Jobs in Poultry Farm A leading poultry farm house requires staff for the following positions. Handsome salary. Send your CV with photograph mail or email latest by 20th April 2013. Source Jang

Pakistan needs “level playing field”, says mango exporter

Monday, 15 April 2013 A leading Pakistani mango exporter has urged the caretaker government to prioritize lifting non-tariff barriers for U.S. market access, ahead of the country’s general election on May 18. Ahmad Jawad Harvest Tradings CEO Ahmad Jawad told Fresh Fruit Portal the existing protocol of irradiation in the U.S. was too expensive. “What we want is a playing field, and so the government should try to get us the same comfort and facility approvals that are given to…

Mango for Rs 80 per kg

Monday, 15 April 2013 Hyderabad: The king of fruits, the mango is likely to be out of reach of the common man this summer. Mangoes are being sold for Rs 50 to Rs 80 per kg, the highest in recent times, thanks to severe shortage of stocks in the city markets. The price is significantly higher compared to Rs 40 per kg in 2012, Rs 20 per kg in 2011 and a low of just Rs 10 per kg in 2010. Mango production has been hit hard in the state due to recent unseasonal rains and winds.…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The issues with specialists/technocrats

By DR Zafar Altaf April 13, 2013 Pakistan is once again in the throes of chaos. In public service I thrived on chaos. When there is no one in charge or when everyone is under uncertainty one can take derived pleasure and be one's own master and not feel thwarted at every stage. Governance has become very difficult. Governance and its manifestations are not understood by the ordinary civil servant for if that had been the case there could have not been all these scandals that we see.…

Unemployment hits 16 percent in Arab states in 2012

Monday, 15 April 2013 03:21 Unemployment in Arab countries rose to 16 percent in 2012 following the revolts which erupted the previous year, Arab Labour Organisation chief Ahmed Mohamed Luqman announced on Sunday. "The unemployment level in the Arab world was 14 percent in 2010, which translates to 17 million people out of work," Luqman said in Algiers. "This increased by two points by the end of 2012 to 16 percent, or 20 million people unemployed," the ALO director general added.…

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