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May 4, 2013

Diversification of Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector

By  Khalid Mahmood Chaudhry The globalization of economy after January 2005 when the WTO enforcement would be effected, is likely to usher in a new era of competitive marketing of goods and services pushing the marginal economies like that of Pakistan to face enormous challenges. Under the WTO agreement, to which Pakistan is also a signatory, it is mandatory for member countries to open their markets for other members. While it would offer ample opportunities to the developing…

قدرتی جڑی بوٹیوں کی ایکسپورٹ کے ذریعے خطیر زر مبادلہ بھی حاصل کیا جا سکتا ہے: زرعی یونیورسٹی

04 May 2013 فیصل آباد04مئی 2013ء (زرعی میڈیا ڈاٹ کام )زرعی یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد کے وائس چانسلر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر اقرار احمد خاں نے کہا ہے کہ پاکستان میں 70فیصد افراد علاج معالجے کے لئے حکیموں اور نباتاتی طریقہ علاج سے وابستہ ماہرین سے رجوع کرتے ہیں اور اگر اس نظام کو مربوط انداز سے منظم کرتے ہوئے ہر بل میڈیسن میں تحقیق کو رواج دیا جائے تو نہ صرف ملکی سطح پر صحت عامہ کی صورت حال بہتر بنائی جا سکتی ہے بلکہ قدرتی جڑی بوٹیوں کی ایکسپورٹ کے ذریعے خطیر زر مبادلہ بھی حاصل کیا جا سکتا ہے ان باتوں کا…

Bee-harming pesticides banned in Europe

Europe will enforce the world's first continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides alleged to cause serious harm to bees, after a European commission vote on Monday. The suspension is a landmark victory for millions of environmental campaigners, backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), concerned about a dramatic decline in the bee population. The vote also represents a serious setback for the chemical producers who make billions each year from the products and also UK…

Poultry Rates

April 23, 2013 Lates Poultry Rates Dated 04 May 2013 Wholesale poultry rates on Saturday (May 04, 2013). Rates For Saturday in Sindh Zone By: PPA Please note these are guidelines only… Copyright: Zaraimedia.com

World Bank exposes bad performance of PPP, allies

Ansar Abbasi Saturday, May 04, 2013 ISLAMABAD: A latest World Bank publication reflects extremely poorly on the economic performance of the outgoing government whose coalition partners — the PPP, MQM and ANP — are presently trying to hide their dismal performance, massive corruption and bad governance behind the sympathy factor, which they are smartly encashing due to their own failings in addressing the issue of terrorism. The WB also lamented that Pakistan was ranked as one the…

Nawaz promises $10b bullet train

MUZAFFARGARH/MULTAN - PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on Friday demanded action against former president Pervez Musharraf according to the law, saying he was a national criminal and should not be freed because he had damaged the national institutions. Addressing a public gathering in Kot Addu, Nawaz said Pakistan was facing many serious problems like corruption, hunger, starvation, unemployment and injustice and claimed he had the vision to resolve all the issues. Nawaz said his party would come…

Pakistan misses most targets for economic growth

Saturday, May 04, 2013 ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s economy grew only 3.6% with Rs 341.2 billion being added to the nation’s economy during this year, according to the data available. The National Accounts Committee revealed on Friday that GDP growth for fiscal 2012-13 will clock in at 3.59% against the target of 4.3%. The estimate is based on extrapolations of provisional information available for the first nine months of the ongoing fiscal year, which ends on June 30. The projections were…

Budget preparation : Sufficient funds be allocated for sectors, orders PM

Saturday, May 04, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is blessed with huge resources and it is up to us to exploit its potential for the progress and welfare of the people of the country. Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso during a presentation given by the Ministry of Finance on the state of economy and the preparation of budget for the next financial year 2013-14 directed the Ministry of Finance to allocate substantial funds for agriculture, energy, health and…

US to strengthening Pakistan dairy economy

Saturday, May 04, 2013 Lahore—Acting U.S. Consul Jeffrey N. Bakken reiterated the U.S. Government’s continued support for Pakistan’s rural and dairy economy while speaking at the International Conference on Institutions, Growth and Development in Lahore today. The conference is collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Dairy project and the Government College University (GCU). “The conference demonstrates the significant role the U.S. Government…

Punjab Food Department procures 217,709 tons of wheat

May 04, 2013 Punjab Food Department has so far procured 217,709 tonnes of wheat during current wheat procurement drive against the target of four million tonnes. According to the departmental sources, the department which started procurement from May 01, 2013, is registering now upward trend in coming of wheat to its procurement centers set up across the province to facilitate the growers. On Thursday, the department procured 104,253 tonnes of wheat while on day before that it had…

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