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November 15, 2014

ActionAid – International NGOs

International NGOs Working in Pakistan ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. Contact If you want to get in touch about our work, the best place to start is by choosing the country you want to talk to from the red box on the right that says Choose your country, then going to their contact page. International Secretariat If you want to talk to us at International Secretariat or you're not sure where to direct your…

Gender equality: ‘Empowering women is imperative for global competitiveness’

November 15, 2014 FAISALABAD(Express): “Empowering women will lead to tangible progress in education and rural development and improve Pakistan’s global competitiveness,” said Punjab Governor’s wife Parveen Sarwar on Friday. She was talking to a farmer’s convention arranged by the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Over 300 residents of Athara Hazari and Chiniot were present at the convention. Sarwar said steps were being taken to return normalcy to flood-hit areas. She…

Daily trading report of PMEX

November 15, 2014 - BR Report - On Thursday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 3.942 billion as compared to PKR 1.492 billion reported on Wednesday, an increase of 164 percent. The number of lots traded also increased by 155 percent to 23,095 from 9,072. PMEX Commodity Index closed at 2,745. Major business was contributed by crude oil amounting to PKR 3.421 billion, a 256 percent increase when compared to the previous trading day. This was followed by gold (PKR…

National Assembly panel against GST on agriculture inputs, machinery

November 15, 2014 - Fazal Sher- BR Report - The National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research Friday recommended abolition of General Sales Tax (GST) on agriculture inputs and machinery for decreasing cost of production and providing relief to farmers. The recommendation was made in a meeting of the committee presided over by Malik Shakir Bashir Awan. "No farmer will be inclined to grow cash crops such as sugarcane, wheat and rice if the…

Quality corn hybrid seeds termed vital for higher yields

November 15, 2014- BR Report - Terming corn a profitable crop for farmers, agricultural experts have advised the farmers to use best quality corn hybrid seeds to increase the production, saying that private sector needs to be encouraged to introduce new seed varieties so that crop's productivity could be enhanced. They said after the introduction of hybrid maize during the 1990s, farmers have gradually shifted to hybrid maize from traditional/open pollinated varieties (OPVs) as hybrid…

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