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  • Ministry to protect plant breeders’ rights

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) is in the process of establishing the Plant Breeders’ Rights Registry at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad with a view to encourage the development of new plant varieties and protect the rights of the breeders...

    The establishment of a viable seed industry being essential to the food security in Pakistan to ensure the availability of...

  • Breeders bill rushed through NA panel

    THE Plant Breeders Rights Bill 2015 was hastily approved by the National Assembly standing committee on cabinet secretariat on January 6 after incorporating a few amendments but without input of some stakeholders...

    Before the bill was adopted, some committee members criticised the contents of the bill which, they said, only aimed at protecting breeders’ rights rather than protecting farmers’ rights...

  • Senate clears plant breeders’ bill

    ISLAMABAD: The development of new plant varieties and the rights of their breeders have been protected for the first time in Pakistan with the adoption of the ‘Plant Breeders’ Right Bill’ by the Senate on Wednesday...

    The new law will encourage plant breeders and seed organisations of both public and private sectors to invest in research and plant breeding; development of superior varieties of field, vegetable and ornamental crops;...

  • India nabs pigeon

    Anyone with the slightest knowledge of dove and pigeon behaviour would know that pigeons are easily caught when you have a flock of such birds present around your home...

    I conclude by wondering out loud: why on earth would anyone involved in skullduggery need a pigeon in this era of internet, smart phones and miniscule drones?Rafi Ahmed KarachiPublished in Dawn, June 7th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store |...

  • Pakistani spy pigeon: The proof

    Yesterday, Indian police detained a pigeon at the border with Pakistan, after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    Last year as well, India had arrested a pigeon, which it claimed to be a spy from Pakistan...

  • ‘Pigeon-keeping has morphed into an industry’

    The 40-year-old pigeon keeper, who lives in downtown Rawalpindi, is well known as ustad...

    In downtown Rawalpindi, many people keep pigeons as pets, and sometimes race them in pigeon race tournaments held two or three times in the summer and winter seasons...

  • Where dreams take flight: Pakistan’s pigeon racers

    LAHORE: A flock of pigeons take off from a Lahore rooftop at dawn, rising above the city’s Mughal-era minarets before disappearing out of sight...

    “It is a love affair,” says Akhlaq Khan, a famous octogenarian pigeon-fancier and author of the only book on the subject in Pakistan...

  • Free that pigeon!

    So how does it proclaim its position in the world? By detaining a pigeon allegedly carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Modi...

    And not just Pakistanis: a few years ago, I met the Economist correspondent based in New Delhi who was visiting Lahore to cover the general elections...

  • 'Spy' pigeon's wings clipped to stop it flying back to Pakistan: Indian police

    The wings of a 'spy' pigeon taken into custody by Indian police earlier in October have been clipped, an Indian Punjab police official told The Telegraph India on Wednesday...

    The 'spy' pigeon was found carrying what officials said was a warning note to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the heavily-militarised border as Pak-India tensions simmered following the Uri attack, subsequent ceasefire violations and an Indian 'surgical...

  • India police detain pigeon with threatening Modi note

    NEW DELHI: Indian police said Monday they have taken a pigeon into custody after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the nation's heavily militarised border with Pakistan...

    Last year, Indian police seized a pigeon on suspicion it was being used for espionage by Pakistan and also X-rayed it to check for any spy camera, transmitter or hidden chip...

  • Pigeon flies from Rajanpur to Peshawar in 7 hours and five minutes to win longest-ever race

    The winning bird covered the distance in a record seven hours and five minutes, returning home to the Gul Bahar area of Peshawar, according to Qamar Zaman, the association’s president and owner of the winning pigeon...

    The pigeon that came in second was owned by Wahab Afridi from Bara in Khyber District and the third position holder belonged to Hussain Obaid from Hayatabad Township in Peshawar...

  • India captures another 'spy pigeon from Pakistan' in IoK

    Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) claimed on Monday to have captured another "Pakistani spy pigeon" and handed it over to police in Indian occupied Kashmir, NDTV reported...

    The pigeon, "with a prominent pink patch and a tag on its leg", was logged at the police station as a "suspected Pakistani spy", said NDTV...

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