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  • Terms of proposed citrus export board discussed

    ISLAMABAD: The composition and the terms of reference of a proposed citrus export development board were discussed in detail at a meeting chaired by Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Tuesday...

    Participants of the meeting from provinces, growers and exporters believed that the board should have powers to take decisions on measures to enhance citrus productivity, quality and exports...

  • Outlook for export of citrus fruits

    BACKED by higher production and an improved marketing strategy amid better overseas marketing prospects, higher export earnings of citrus fruits cannot be ruled out...

    Exports to the Gulf and European countries fetch higher per-unit price, shipments made to countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, and Central Asian states have to be priced keeping in view such important factors like production of citrus fruits in the buyers’...

  • GARDENING: A fresh look at citrus

    Despite countless claims to the contrary, citrus trees are surprisingly simple to grow in most areas of our environmentally diverse country and if you begin before the month is over, there is still time to add locally suitable citrus to your garden before temperatures begin to climb...

    Citrus, of all varieties, thrive in fertile soil which must be well-drained...

  • Pakistan’s fight against disease outbreaks recognised at world forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was presented as a model to countries attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the first nation to conduct Joint External Evaluation of Core Capacities to respond to disease outbreaks and level of preparedness to deal with pandemics...

    Pakistan’s Joint External Evaluation exercise was presented as a model for other nations to follow...

  • In Pakistan, a disease called dark skin

    You see, I'm suffering from a disease: Kaala Rang...

    The same women who only settle for a fair daughter-in-law have also passed this check-her-shade-then-reject gene to their sons, the theory being that a fair bahu will produce fair grandchildren, which will ultimately lead to a gora Pakistan!Our society has no room for the dusky ones...

  • Afghanistan key source of polio disease in Pakistan: Imran

    According to the Prime Minister Office (PMO), Mr Khan said that Pakistan’s biggest priority was to eradicate polio from the country as the government was taking all steps in its fight against the ailment...

    Media reports said that Pakistan was one of the three remaining countries in the world where poliomyelitis (polio) was still categorised as an endemic viral infection...

  • Medical board examines children with mystery disease

    LAHORE: Perplexed by a mysterious ‘disease’ that was not even mentioned in the available medical literature world over, a board of senior medical experts on Saturday examined the three affected children from Balochistan at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, for diagnosis...

    Two of their siblings have already died of the same ‘disease’...

  • A stigma worse than any disease

    ISLAMABAD: Living with a disease is hard enough, but living with HIV – in a conservative country like Pakistan – can be even more problematic...

    Titled ‘Positive Diaries: A Photo Story On People Living with HIV in Pakistan’, the exhibit showcased the life stories of 25 men and women suffering from this seldom-understood disease...

  • Punjab to get disease surveillance system

    LAHORE: The Public Health England will extend technical cooperation in establishing an Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response System in Punjab...

    Dr Luker said that her department would extend full technical assistance for evolving a comprehensive strategy for disease surveillance and control...

  • Mysterious disease hits camels in Badin district

    BADIN: A mysterious disease has killed around 60 camels in Kario Ghanwar, Tarai and Khorwah and parts of Shaheed Fazil Rahu taluka over the past three weeks...

    Mohammad Yousaf Mehri, a resident of Haji Chakar Mehri village, said camels would die soon after contracting the mysterious disease, believed to be a virus...

  • Preventable disease

    PAKISTAN is a hard place to be a baby...

    While according to the Pakistan Demo­­graphic and Health Survey (PDHS) it brought its under-five mortality rate down from 94 in 1999 to 89 per 1,000 live births in 2013, and by 2016 to 81, in South Asia it still ranks second to Afghanistan which tops the list with 91...

  • ICU for chest disease patients opens in JPMC

    KARACHI: A separate intensive care unit for the patients of chest diseases was inaugurated at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on Thursday...

    Dr Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi, head of the chest diseases department, said it was the first such ICU for the patients of chest diseases in the public sector hospitals
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