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November 22, 2013

Discover the Most Extraordinary Uses for Epsom Salt: Health

Magnesium and sulfate both play an essential role for your body’s optimal health. Magnesium plays a major role in over 300 enzyme reactions, reduces inflammation and improves muscle and nerve function. Sulfate is important for the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, it helps to improve nutrient absorption and flushes toxins. Did you know that almost half of the Americans have a magnesium and/or sulfate deficiency? And guess what, Epsom salts can help you restore magnesium and…

Top 10 Natural Body Care Recipes ANYONE Can Make

Health, Food, Nutrition, Natural Body Care: We share lots of recipes and tutorials for making your own body care products on the Herbs & Oils World blog – but I know that some of them are too difficult to make or require too many hard to find ingredients… One of my greatest joys is showing people how easy it is to make natural body care products at home. I think many are under the impression that is is complicated or time consuming to create personal care products; but it’s not!…

Agriculture credit disbursement: SBP sets Rs 360 billion target for banks

November 22, 2013 The State Bank of Pakistan has provisionally set an agricultural credit disbursement target of Rs 360 billion to banks for the year 2013-14. The target is 14.2 percent higher than the target of Rs 315 billion and 7.1 percent higher than the actual disbursement of Rs 336.2 billion for 2012-13. Out of the target, Rs 180.0 billion have been allocated to five large banks; Rs 69.5 billion to ZTBL, Rs 81.4 billion to domestic private banks, Rs 9.0 billion to Punjab…

NGOs, INGOs: new policy framework approved

November 22, 2013 ZAHEER ABBASI The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved new policy framework for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to regulate their finances and activities to ensure transparency. The ECC meeting reportedly rejected a request for providing 400,000 metric tons of wheat for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which may lead to an increase in prices of flour. An official said the prices of wheat flour have gone up considerably a couple of month ago…

No increase in flour prices: minister

November 22, 2013 Punjab Minister for Food Bilal Yaseen has said that no increase has been made in the prices of flour and a 20kg Atta bag will be sold at Rs 785. He disclosed this in a meeting with a delegation of Flour Mills Association here on Thursday. The delegation was led by its former president and head of ruling group in the association, Asim Ahmad Raza. Bilal Yaseen appreciated the co-operation of Flour Mills Association for provision of flour in abundance in Rawalpindi. The…

Prices of essential kitchen items on the rise

November 22, 2013 ABDUL RASHEED AZAD The prices of an entire range of essential kitchen items, especially vegetables like potatoes, onions and tomatoes as well as eggs have registered manifold increase, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Thursday. The survey observed potatoes are being sold at Rs 450 per five-kg in the wholesale market while at Rs 100-120 per kg in the retail, onions at Rs 350 per five-kg in wholesale market, Rs 80 per kg in retail, whereas…

South Korean delegation visits Tuwairqi Steel Mills

November 22, 2013 Former South Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Oh Jay-Hee said that his earnest desire in early 80s that POSCO from South Korea should come to Pakistan and invest in steel sector has virtually become a reality in the shape of Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited (TSML) in Karachi. POSCO, being the most competitive steel producer of the world, with its global presence and a well-recognised reputation for its quality products, is now a potential partner of TSML and contemplating to…

How LOW Cholesterol Can Harm Your Health

November 21, 2013 by Sayer Ji – Green Med Info You’ve heard for decades about the dangers of high cholesterol, but did you know that LOW cholesterol can lead to violence towards self and other, and has been linked to premature aging, death and other adverse health effects? In a world gone mad with anti-cholesterol anxiety, and where gobbling down pharmaceuticals designed to poison the body into no longer synthesizing it is somehow considered sane behavior, it is refreshing to look at…

Ahsan for focusing on value addition in agriculture

November 22, 2013 Israr Ahmad Ahsan for focusing on value addition in agriculture RAWALPINDI  - Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal stressed the need for focusing on value addition, as the country has still commodity-based economy and no attention has been given towards value addition. He said this while addressing as chief guest at International Seminar on “Saemaul Undong and Economic Development” to celebrate Pak-Korea 30 years of diplomatic ties at Pir…

Annual canals’ closure for desilting: Irrigation

November 22, 2013 The Punjab Irrigation Department on Thursday announced schedule for annual closure of canals during Rabi season 2013-14 for de-silting. According to the announced schedule, canals pertaining to Project Management Office (PMO), Punjab Barrages, and the Thal Canal, which off takes from Jinnah Barrage and Lower Chenab Canal (except Jhang Branch) that emerges from Khanki Headwork, shall remain closed from January 13 to 30, 2014. It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab…

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