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  • Pakistan StartUp Cup looking for innovative business ideas

    The fourth Pakistan StartUp Cup — arranged by the US Diplomatic Mission in Pakistan and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) — is looking for entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas to apply to the competition by September 20...

    The Pakistan StartUp Cup Challenge is a business model competition open to all business types, with special focus on entrepreneurs with grassroots-driven business models...

  • Government to help scale innovative business ideas: PM Imran

    ISLAMABAD: While acknowledging the role startups are playing in the country’s economic growth and financial inclusion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his government will facilitate talented entrepreneurs in transforming their innovative ideas into sustainable businesses...

    Khan said Pakistan has immense resources like gold, copper and coal reserves, however termed youth as the most valuable resource being the...

  • Govt expenditure on agricultural sector far lower in Pakistan: WB

    ISLAMABAD: Government expenditure on agriculture sector, both as a percentage of total outlays and as agricultural GDP, is far lower in Pakistan than other countries in South and Southeast Asia, the World Bank said in a report...

    The World Bank report suggested that there is substantial scope for accelerating broad-based agricultural growth by stimulating productivity, technology and innovation, better water management, an improved...

  • Pakistan, Belarus set to sign agricultural cooperation accords

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Belarus are set to sign three accords related to agricultural cooperation during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Belarus...

    In this regard, a four-member Belarusian delegation held detailed discussions with the scientists of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and visited the research establishments at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) here on Tuesday...

  • SINDH’S AGRICULTURAL SLAVES

    This case (2009) was reported on internationally, and somehow Hillary Clinton, who was visiting Pakistan at the time and had a meeting with the president, brought the matter up with him...

    Pressure continued to be mounted on Pakistan by the US embassy, and subsequently, on the order of the Sindh High Court, another raid was carried out in Achro Thar...

  • Farmers want agricultural land excluded from road project

    MANSEHRA: The administration of Hazara division has started acquisition of land from Havelian to Shinkiari for the second phase of motorway but landowners want it to exclude their agricultural lands from the strategically important project...

    “We don’t want to create any sort of problem in execution of this nationally important project but our agricultural lands should be spared by diverting the road to other side which would also...

  • Agricultural growth key to economic success: study

    KARACHI: The debate on land reforms has been an integral part of freedom movements, and since partition Pakistan has been seeking to establish policies, to varying levels of success, that positively contribute to its agricultural development...

    This was stated on Wednesday at the launch of a study by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) that focused on the land tenure system in Pakistan...

  • Expectations from Sindh’s agricultural budget

    ”Two separate, ongoing World Bank-supported programmes “already require Sindh government to do its part in achieving the goals of agricultural growth and productivity enhancement,” a senior official of the provincial agriculture department told this writer...

    This means, that in the upcoming budget ‘allocations will be made for co-financing of subsidised agricultural machinery including tractors and for financial and technical...

  • Asia-Pacific needs heavy investment in agricultural research: FAO

    ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agri­culture Organisa­tion (FAO) of the United Nations has called upon countries of the Asia Pacific region to invest heavily in agricultural research since the scope for expansion of arable land in the region is fairly limited and the quality of land is declining...

    The gradual increase in global temperature projected by climate scientists could lead to a seawater level increase that may result in a...

  • Punjab doubles agricultural development outlay over FY14

    A World Bank project is already underway which has 2,200 cell phones with GPR tracking to the department to monitor how much time and resource is spent between agricultural activities and doing firefighting given on other projects...

    Published in Dawn, Economic & Business, June 15th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Priority areas in Balochistan’s agricultural budget

    Some specific projects in agricultural research are also likely to be announced in the next year’s budget with an aim to improve supply of certified seeds and increase per-hectare crop yields of various crops...

    Published in Dawn, Economic & Business, June 1st, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Sindh’s lacklustre agricultural budget

    “The largest chunk of current expenses will be spent on non-core heads like salaries of employees and little will be available for spending on actual agricultural promotion,” admits a senior official of Sindh agriculture department without elaborating...

    That shows how much importance has been given to agricultural sector in the new budget...

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