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    Constitution Making Problems In Pakistan Agriculture

  • Plan for making agriculture sector able to mitigate impacts of natural disasters

    ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have finalised an institutional assessment for the integration of disaster risk management and the agriculture sector of Pakistan in an attempt to make the agriculture sector capable of preventing and mitigating the impacts of natural disasters...

    According to FAO officials in Pakistan, the assessment will...

  • Pakistan Cricket Board yet to form new general body under new constitution

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has already lessened the significance of its general body institution by drastically reducing its size, could not even form it under the new constitution introduced in August last year, thus also failing to hold its compulsory annual meeting...

    After the PCB incorporated an amended constitution, with effect from Aug 19, 2019, it binds the Board to hold a general body meeting once in a...

  • The 70 erratic years of Pakistan’s agriculture sector

    WITH a rich and vast natural resource base covering various climatic and ecological zones, Pakistan ranks eighth in the world in farm output...

    However, the share of agriculture in gross domestic product (GDP) has declined since independence, falling from 53 per cent in 1949-50 to 19...

  • Innovationg agriculture in Naya Pakistan

    Pakistan has yet to exploit its full potential in agriculture as it is still far behind its peers in terms of farm productivity...

    It is time Pakistan developed a proper agricultural innovation policy to boost productivity and agro-based exports...

  • Rights organisations praise Nepal’s new constitution

    LAHORE: Human rights organisations of South Asian countries have welcomed the adoption of a new constitution by Nepal’s Constituent Assembly and expressed their utmost anguish at the unofficial blockade of the country by India...

    In a statement issued from the platform of Forum-Asia, these organisations, which held a meeting in Kathmandu on Nov 5, lauded inclusion of all communities and shades of opinion in the constitution-making...

  • Erdogan proposes new constitution

    ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for reforms and the creation of a new constitution in the next four years, steps that would move the country closer to the executive presidency he has long sought...

    The ruling AK Party founded by Erdogan swept back to single-party rule at a snap election on Nov 1, taking 317 of the 550 seats in parliament, just shy of the 330 seats required to hold a referendum on changing...

  • Tinkering with Constitution may weaken federation, cautions Siraj

    LAHORE / QUETTA: Instead of removing Articles 62 and 63 from the Constitution, these should also be applied on judges, generals and bureaucrats, said Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday...

    Speaking at a press conference, he said such an equal application of the Constitution for all was necessary to cleanse the system of corruption...

  • Constitution does not allow technocracy: Rabbani

    KARACHI: A day after Nawaz Sharif rejected the possibility of a technocrats’ government, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Saturday echoed the ousted prime minister’s remarks, saying the Constitution did not allow such a set-up...

    “The Constitution is supreme and all institutions should work under the purview of their constitutional obligations,” he said, adding that the mandate of people should be respected and the transfer of power...

  • Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

    TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution, signalled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed...

    Abe said he wanted to get other parties on board, including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new conservative Party of Hope, and was not insisting on a target of changing the constitution by...

  • SMOKERS’ CORNER: THE LOST CONSTITUTION

    Once in 1989, he wanted a friend of mine and me to discuss with him the 1973 constitution...

    He told us that a lot of what was discussed in the conference of intellectuals that the Bhutto regime had organised in early 1973 had been incorporated in the constitution...

  • China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution

    BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party has agreed to amend the party constitution, expected to embed President Xi Jinping’s political thought, ahead of next week’s five-yearly party congress in which Xi will further tighten his grip on power...

    The party’s Central Committee, the largest of its elite ruling bodies, on Saturday passed a previously announced proposal to amend the constitution which will now be put to the Congress for...

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