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October 9, 2014

CDA copes with Eid

October 9, 2014 - Mobarik Virk Islamabad: The Sanitation Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) lived up to the directions of its chairman as it managed to keep the city clean by removing the offal and entrails of animals sacrificed by the devout Muslims to celebrate Eidul Azha. Over the last three days of Eid the residents of Islamabad, mainly urban and parts of rural areas sacrificed over 55,000 animals. Looking at the data compiled by the Sanitation Directorate of…

Common Sources of Foodborne Disease in UK

October 2014 -Poultry Site - Campylobacter is the most common foodborne pathogen in the UK, with an estimated 280,000 cases and 40,000 foodborne illness-related GP consultations, according to the second Infectious Intestinal Disease extension study carried out for the Food Standards Agency (FSA). A significant proportion of cases of campylobacteriosis come from poultry the FSA says in its latest Annual Science Report for 2013/2014. The report shows that an FSA survey carried out in…

Gas supply: fertiliser sector tops priority order

October 09, 2014 - Mushtaq Ghumman - BR Report - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is reportedly giving priority to fertiliser sector with respect to supply of natural gas instead of power sector which is struggling for due share of gas for power generation. The priority order was introduced in the natural gas allocation and the Management Policy 2005 which was slightly amended by the ECC in 2013 and power sector was placed at priority number 2 due to severe shortage of electricity. First…

Government urged to initiate work on mega water projects

October 09, 2014 - Muhammad Riaz - Former senior vice president of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and former chairman Poultry Association Abdul Basit has urged the government to initiate work on mega water projects if it wants to save the country from turning into desert and for the sake of future generations. Talking to us on the issue of water shortage and its impact on coming generations, particularly in Pakistan, the LCCI former SVP alleged that the…

Export commitments may be hampered badly: PTEA demands restoration of gas supply to industry

October 09, 2014 -  Khalid Abbas Saif - BR Report - The Pakistan Textile Exporters' Association (PTEA) has rejected the sudden suspension of gas supply to industries on account of annual maintenance of the Qadirpur gas field and termed SNGPL's move unilateral, arrogant and expressed fear that present curtailment of gas would lead to huge production loss to the textile industry. Resenting the cut in gas supply, Sohail Pasha, Chairman, and Rizwan Riaz, vice chairman, in a joint statement…

Cotton eases after long-term demand worries, harvest pressure

October 09, 2014 - Reuters - Cotton futures eased on Wednesday after trading in a tight range, as long-term worries over demand offset near-term concerns of tight US supplies. The most-active December cotton contract on ICE Futures US finished down 0.32 cent, or 0.5 percent, at 64.89 cents a lb. Exchange inventories were unchanged at a one-year low of 16,179 bales on Tuesday, the most recent ICE data showed. -- December contract premium retreats from five-month high -- Benchmark…

Saudi sacrificial meat distributed among 14,000 poor families

October 09, 2014 - INP - The International Islamic Relief Organisation of Saudi Arabia (IIRO) has distributed sacrificial meat to the poor people in Pakistan. The distribution ceremony was held at IIRO's office in Islamabad. Saudi Acting Ambassador to Pakistan Jasim Al-Khalidi, Dr Jamal Nasir, President of Pakistan Green Task Force and Regional Director of the Muslim World League (MWL) and Director of IIRO in Pakistan and Afghanistan Abdo Muhammad Ateen were present on the occasion.…

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