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May 18, 2013

میرپورخاص، مینگو فیسٹیول 4 سے6 جون تک ہوگا

May 18th, 2013 میرپورخاص: 48واں نیشنل مینگو فیسٹیول 4 جون سے6 جون تک بینظیر بھٹو شہید ایگزبیشن ہال (فروٹ فارم ) میرپورخاص میں منعقد کیا جائیگا۔ یہ بات ڈپٹی کمشنر آصف اکرام نے دربارہال میں مینگو فیسٹیول کی انتظامی کمیٹی کے اجلاس کی صدارت کرتے ہوئے کہی۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ فیسٹیول میں آموں کے چھوٹے کاشتکاروں کی شرکت کو یقینی بنانے کیلیے سب کمیٹیاں تشکیل دی جائیں گی اور فیسٹیول کے ساتھ ساتھ شہریوں بالخصوص خواتین اور بچوں کی تفریح کیلیے مینا بازار، کھیلوں کے مقابلے اور دیگر تفریحی پروگرام…

SENASICA Reports No Further Bird Flu Cases

MEXICO – Surveillance work has discovered no new cases of bird flu in Puebla, the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) revealed at a council of poultry industry organisations. The amount of birds slaughtered to control the disease remains at 55,000 bird slaughters, according to the National Food, Quality, Safety and Health Service (SENASICA), who are responsible for culling infected birds. Past avian influenza controls were evaluated the meeting. The National Poultry Association President,…

Prices further down on cotton market amid modest business

May 18, 2013 Easier trend persisted on the cotton market on Friday as leading millers and exporters kept on the sideline in the process of sluggish business activity, dealers said. The official spot rate continued fall, losing more Rs 100 to Rs 6,300 due to less buying interest among traders, they said. In the ready business, activity picked up slightly as nearly 2,000 bales of cotton traded between Rs 5,800-6,100, dealers said. Cotton analyst, Naweem Usman, who just came from India…

Production of major crops declines

May 18, 2013 ABDUL RASHEED AZAD Production of major crops including paddy, wheat, gram and cotton lint is witnessing a decline in production due to skyrocketing input costs. According to a senior official of Ministry of Food Security and Research, in 2011-12 and 2012-13 Pakistan missed production targets of important crops ie wheat, rice, cotton and gram, while during the same period the cost of crop production increased by 25 to 30 percent. During the past few years Pakistani rupee…

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government takes notice of cattle smuggling

May 18, 2013 The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has once again taken serious notice of smuggling of poultry, livestock and dairy products from down districts to the Fata and onwards to Afghanistan, which is going unabated and that officials of livestock and police department are reportedly involved in facilitating the smugglers. This negligence on the part of field formation staff is a gross violation of clear orders of the Peshawar High Court and could lead to sky…

AKP expects PML-N government to revive agriculture sector

May 18, 2013 Peerzada Abdul Ali Zakir Usmani President of Anjuman Kashtkaran Punjab (AKP) has said that since Pakistan is an agricultural economy, but Pakistan's agriculture sector remained the worst hit and most neglected area of the economy in the last five years. Talking to journalists here on Friday, Peerzada hoped that present government would revive the agriculture sector of the country to ensure farmers' well being and food security of 190 million countrymen. Peerzada said,…

Government approves 100,000 tonnes of wheat for Iran to pay for power

May 18, 2013 Islamabad has authorised the export of 100,000 tonnes of wheat to Iran in trade not jeopardised by Western sanctions, to settle dues for electricity supplied to energy-starved border areas, the Commerce Ministry said on Friday. The shipment of 100,000 tonnes was to have been delivered to Iran in mid-February but was delayed by preparations for May 11 election. "The wheat is being given to Iran against the outstanding payment of $53 million for electricity supplied to…

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