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Government exploiting farmers of Southern Punjab

October 23, 2012: Federal government was exploiting the farmers of southern Punjab by sending them inflated electricity bill and increasing the price of High Speed Diesel, said Punjab Agricultural Minister Ahmed Ali Aulakh while addressing a key distribution under green tractor scheme in Bahauddin Zakariya University here on Monday. He said rulers were giving lollypop of southern Punjab province to the people of this zone while in fact they destroying them by increasing power tariff and…

Rs 13.7 billion allocated for Diamer-Basha Dam project: Wapda chief

October 23, 2012: Federal government has allocated about Rs 13.78 billion for 4500 MW-Diamer-Basha Dam Project during the fiscal year 2012-13. The project is being implemented on priority basis. These views were expressed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Raghib Shah while talking to Gilgit Baltistan Works Minister Bashir Ahmed, Health Minister Haji Gulber Khan and Taxation and Minerals Minister Muhammad Naseer Khan, who called on him Monday. The Chairman…

Water scarcity, high prices of inputs could badly hit wheat sowing: Aulakh

October 22, 2012: Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh warned that scarcity of water and high prices of agricultural inputs could badly hit wheat sowing; he also claimed that the Punjab is likely to get another bumper wheat crop. "New dams like Kalabagh dam have become inevitable in this situation but the Federal Government badly failed to evolve national consensus on this important issue," he said while addressing a news conference. He said that 80 new varieties were…

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