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    Modernization Of Agriculture In Pakistan Urdu

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • 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...

  • Is Pakistan’s problem Urdu?

    For Pakistan’s founders, Urdu was to be the glue cementing together the new country...

    Instead, it wanted Urdu (Pirpur Report, 1938) because it was thought to be the carrier of Islamic culture...

  • Turkish agriculture feels economic pain

    CUBUK: Turkey’s agriculture sector, a key pillar of the domestic economy, is increasingly feeling the pinch in a troubling development for the ruling party that is counting on farmers’ support in this weekend’s legislative elections...

  • UN talks plant seed for greener, more climate-savvy agriculture

    BONN: UN climate talks in Bonn broke a long stalemate on agriculture this week, an important step which is expected to lead to wiser and better-funded government policies to help farmers, negotiators and development experts said...

    Discussions on agriculture were blocked for several years over concerns they could result in obligations for developing states to curb emissions from farming, and for rich nations to pay for poorer farmers...

  • Need to promote agriculture SMEs is growing

    SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) producing and processing farm products are doing well in Pakistan...

    “But we don’t see a good number of SMEs that are exclusive providers of agricultural technology or those that exclusively cater to logistics, trade and distribution services in agriculture...

  • Murad asks agriculture dept to curb hike in tomato, onion prices

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken serious notice of skyrocketing prices of tomato, onion and other vegetables and directed the agriculture department to intervene to control the prices by reducing the role of middleman...

    “I feel it is because of an artificial price hike created by hoarders,” he said and asked Sindh Agriculture Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, who also holds the portfolio of home affairs, to...

  • Switching to climate-smart agriculture

    PAKISTAN has been asked to fully adopt the climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approach to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand...

    The proposal has been incorporated in a study carried out by the World Bank in association with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and...

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