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Foreign students welcomed at UAF

February 02, 2015 - FAISALABAD - Afghan Counsellor Naqibullah Ibrahimi on Saturday said Pakistan and Afghanistan are enjoying good relations on the basis of brotherhood, religion and culture and the ties would be further strengthened to fight the challenges. He was addressing a function held by International Club to welcome foreign students at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. He said that prosperity is directly linked to quality education as it plays a pivotal role…

Prices of essential food items remained stable

February 01, 2015 - Waqar Lillah - BR Report - Except slight raise in sugar price, rates of essential food items remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by us on Saturday. The survey noted that sugar was being sold at Rs 58-60 per kg against Rs 57 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 1-3 per kg. However, 50kg sugar bag was available at Rs 2700-2800 in wholesale market while in retail market the same bag was being sold at…

Fertilizer dealers: FBR initiates recovery proceedings

February 02, 2015 - Sohail Sarfraz - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched recovery proceedings against those fertilizer dealers and distributors who have failed to deduct 4 percent withholding tax on payments received under section 153 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. Sources told us here on Saturday that the FBR has issued instructions to all Chief Commissioners of Large Taxpayer Units and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) on the non-deduction of withholding tax u/s 153(1)(a) of…

Pakistan, Afghanistan enjoying good relations: counselor

January 31, 2015- FAISALABAD(APP) – Afghan Counselor Naqibullah Ibrahimi on Saturday said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were enjoying good relations based on brotherhood, religion and similarities in culture that will be further strengthened. He was talking to foreign students at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad arranged by International Club. He said that prosperity was direct linked to quality education as it played a pivotal role in uplift of any society. He stressed upon…

USDA trainings aim to boost agri sector

ISLAMABAD(dawn): The United States Department of Agri­culture (USDA) will be imparting trainings to enhance the technical capacity of Pakistan’s plant health regulatory officials. The move aims to ensure that Pakistan’s trade in fresh fruits and vegetables is not subjected to additional restrictions in the international market. The USDA has sent to Islamabad its National Survey Supply Coordinator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, John Crowe to conduct a series of…

US to conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance

January 31, 2015 Islamabad (nation)- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Survey Supply Coordinator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, John Crowe, would conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance in Pakistan. According to a press release issued here on Friday officials from Plan Protection Department and experts would attend. The training is part of the USDA’s support for the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to expand trade in…

Dasu Dam: KP will extend full cooperation: chief minister

January 31, 2015 - BR Report - KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Friday said that besides own investment in the establishment of hydel power projects, the provincial government will also extend complete co-operation to WAPDA for establishment of big power stations, which also includes Dasu Dam in Kohistan. Talking to different delegations from Kohistan and Lakki Marwat, which called on here in CM Secretariat, he said that in next phase load shedding would be abolished and economic…

Pakistan can benefit from growing demand of halal food

January 29, 2015 Chicken to be world’s most consumed meat by 2030 LAHORE (nation) -  Chicken will be the most consumed meat all over the world by 2030 as compared to beef, mutton and other meats as it has less cholesterol and fats with high quality protein. “A protein consists of 23 amino acids and the poultry is the only meat which comprises such amino acids which are most suitable for human requirement. Though pulses have amino acid yet it cannot prepare proper protein suitable…

Aptma terms delay in textile policy as lack of govt interest

KARACHI (Staff Reporter): A delay in approval of much-awaited textile policy 2014-19 is actually reflecting the lack of interest of the federal government in promoting and protecting the major export-oriented sector. Concern was shown by Tariq Saud, Chairman APTMA Sindh Balochistan region. Tariq Saud said the govt had announced several incentives in the Federal budget 2014-15 such as settlement of outstanding refund claims till 30th September 2014, rationalisation of refund regime,…

Fifteen forests officers suspended

January 29, 2015 - BR Report - The KP government has suspended 15 Forests officers including Chief Conservator of Forests, Sardar Sultan, Conservator of Forests Raja Imtiaz, DFO Amjad Samad and 12 others for their inability to protect cutting of hundreds of pine trees in Massar forests of Siran division of district Mansehra and their active connivance with timber mafia. Director Anti-Corruption has been asked to initiate action against the accused officers under the relevant section of…

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