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  • US to help Pakistan introduce genetically-engineered corn

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that future collaborative projects between the US and Pakistan include using American soybean feed in poultry, fish farming and dairy industries, introducing genetically-engineered maize and working with various government departments to develop uniform food safety standards...

    “Soybean from the United States will serve as raw...

  • Controversy over commercial use of GM corn seeds

    A HEATED controversy is raging over whether or not the government has given a go-ahead to some multinationals to make commercial sale of GM corn seeds at a time when the Seed (Amendment) Bill, which allows it, has yet to be passed by the Senate...

    But in response to a point of order raised by an opposition MNA in the National Assembly a fortnight ago, two federal ministers Khurram Dastgir and Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan categorically...

  • PPA slams duties on chicken seed, corn

    KARACHI: The imposition of punitive duties on ‘grandparents’ — the raw material of poultry sector — will hit the local poultry industry and consumers, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) said in a statement on Wednesday...

    PPA said while additional import duty has been imposed on poultry seeds and raw material, chicken meat and its value added products are allowed to be imported duty-free from Malaysia, on preferred lower rate of...

  • Experts question approval of GM corn, cotton to be sold in market

    ISLAMABAD: The government has approved over 100 varieties of genetically modified corn and cotton to be sold in the market, but the move has drawn concern from some agriculture experts...

    He said: “The technical advisory committee (TAC), made up of agriculture scientists from around the country, recommended 113 varieties of GM corn and cotton for field-testing and commercialisation...

  • 50m mobile accounts likely by 2020

    KARACHI: The customer base of branchless banking would become larger than the conventional banks in the next five years as 50 million mobile accounts are expected to be operational by 2020, said Nadeem Hussain, President, Tameer Bank...

    Speaking at the ‘Pakistan Payment Summit-2015’, organised by the Total Communications, in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan and 1-Link, Nadeem Hussain further stated that a fund of Rs100...

  • Local manufacturing of mobile handsets from April

    ISLAMABAD: A Chinese manufacturer will launch its mobile handset manufacturing and assembling unit in April (Pakistan’s first), a senior official at Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication said on Monday...

    The government had announced tax incentive package for manufacturing of mobile phones in budget 2015-16...

  • Mobile homes

    I would like to suggest that the UAE has a technology of mobile homes which they supplied to Palestinians after the destruction of their houses by Israeli forces last year...

    I did suggest in these columns a most economical mode of fabricating mobile homes for the needy...

  • Mobile phone access in Africa to double in five years

    CAPE TOWN: Around 80 per cent of sub-Saharan Afri­ca’s 800 million people should have access to mobile telephones by the end of the decade, double the current rate, although government help is needed to reach far-flung areas, industry body group GSMA said on Wednesday...

    The growth of mobile data — an even more powerful economic tool than simple vo­i­ce services — also hinges on authorities allocating sufficient spectrum, said...

  • State Bank to waive charges for mobile banking customers

    ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised cellular operators to waive account opening charges for customers opening new mobile banking accounts from next year...

    To facilitate the uptake of branchless banking services, the State Bank has advised branchless banking operators to provide free cash-in services to customers holding mobile accounts with effect from Jan 1, 2018...

  • Edotco, Dawood Hercules to acquire 13,000 mobile towers from Jazz

    KARACHI: Edotco Group in partnership with Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd (DH Corp) announced the acquisition of approximately 13,000 towers from Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (Jazz)...

    Edotco — through Tanzanite Tower Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of edotco Pakistan Private Limited — entered into an agreement with Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited to acquire its tower subsidiary, Deodar Private Limited and...

  • Christian boy killed over mobile phone dispute, claims DPO

    VEHARI: A dispute over mobile phone actually led to the torture of a Class IX student, Sheron Masih, at the Government MC High School, Burewala, who later died of his injuries on Aug 30...

    District Police Officer Omar Saeed said in a press release issued here on Tuesday that 16-year-old student Sheron Masih had a quarrel with a class fellow, Ahmed Raza, over a mobile phone...

  • Vintage mobile phone museum opens in Slovakia

    DOBSINA: As new smartphones hit the market month in month out, one Slovak technology buff is offering visitors to his vintage cellphone museum a trip down memory lane — to when cellphones weighed more than today’s computers and most people couldn’t afford them...

    Twenty-six year-old online marketing specialist Stefan Polgari from Slovakia began his collection more than two years ago when he bought a stock of old cellphones online
  • Mobile firms start sharing customer data with FBR, Senate body told

    ISLAMABAD: Though mobile phone service providing companies had been reluctant to share data about their customers with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the matter has been resolved after involving the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)...

    Software developed to collect biweekly data from mobile phone service providing companiesCommittee Chairman Senator Shahi Syed recommended that a withholding tax should not be deducted...

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