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April 7, 2014

GM crops criticism unscientific: Agriculture

April 07, 2014 Z M Siddiqui Science and technology skeptics have always rejected scientific break-throughs in the history of human progress. In recent times we have seen these skeptics oppose polio vaccinations, DNA testing as evidence in criminal cases, and the use of biotechnology in the fields of agriculture and medicine. Lately, a campaign has been launched against the use of biotechnology in agriculture, although many developed and developing countries are using it to increase their…

Trade with India: Stand-alone or linked to an irritant!

April 07, 2014 ANJUM IBRAHIM The question is why the PML-N government did not extend the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India after hectic commerce diplomacy, in which the Chief Minister Punjab and the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir proactively engaged with Indian authorities. Last week's article detailed a number of sectors that oppose grant of MFN status to India due to subsidies extended by the Indian government and/or through the application of Non-Tariff Barriers…

Javed Malik to represent Prime Minister at AIM 2014 Conference in Dubai

Monday, 07 April 2014 ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Javed Malik, Prime Minister's Special Envoy has been designated by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to participate in the two-day Annual Investment Conference (AIM 2104) to begin from April 8 in Dubai on his behalf. More than 100 countries are expected to take part in the Annual Investment Conference which is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates and the Ruler…

Punjab starts selling unapproved cotton seeds

Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has started selling genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds that have never been field tested in Pakistan and approved for commercialisation. The move can have a negative impact on the crop production besides posing risks to the export of cotton products, especially to the western countries under the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus status granted to Pakistan. Under the bio-safety guidelines 2005, all GM organisms should be…

The Difference Between Successful and Very Successful People: Hot Topics

April 07, 2014 by:Greg McKeown Hot Topics: I recently met with a capable and driven executive and asked him, “How are you?” He gave me a rapid-fire answer of all of the things he was doing: travelling, business updates, career changes and his children’s innumerable activities. It sounded like an intense but satisfying life. Then I asked him again, “How are you really?” And the moment I did, he became emotional and the reality of his life just flooded out of him: his stress, his…

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