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  • PARC approves 11 high-yield rice varieties

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) on Friday approved 11 new high-yield rice varieties for cultivation in various ecologies...

    According to a PARC spokesperson, 19 rice varieties were presented before the committee, including 14 hybrid and 5 OP, out of which eight varieties were rejected due to bacterial-leaf-blight (BLB) disease susceptibility and poor grain quality performance...

  • PARC’s subsidiary to get VHT plant

    KARACHI: The commerce ministry on Tuesday decided to lease the Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) plant, imported by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, to a subsidiary operating under Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)...

    The Ministry of National Food Security and Research, under which PARC operates, would provide land for installation and Pakistan Agro-tech Company, a subsidiary of PARC, would run the plant for treatment of...

  • PARC convenes emergency meeting to stop CDA from developing housing scheme over its land

    ISLAMABAD: Fol­low­ing the last-minute postponement of the meeting of National Assembly Stan­d­ing Committee on National Food Security and Resea­r­ch, the Pakistan Agricul­tural Research Council has called an emergency meeting of its board of governors on Wednesday to discuss the situation arising out of the proposed relocation of National Agricultural Resea­­rch Centre from Islamabad...

    The National Agricultu­ral Research Centre...

  • CPEC to boost agriculture sector, says PARC chief

    ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will give a tremendous boost to agriculture in the country...

    ”He said the ultimate goal of PARC was to bring prosperity and alleviate poverty...

  • PARC approves 16 projects worth Rs1.2bn

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has approved 16 research projects with a total budget of Rs1...

    In addition, the PARC board of governors approved Rs194 million for projects under international cooperation and Rs183m for Agriculture Linkage Programme (ALP)...

  • Diplomatic Calendar: What do diplomats do during Eid in Islamabad?

    Eid is over and it is back to the usual routine for diplomats in the capital city...

    “Well, it is not quite back to normal yet,” said Almatkhan Kali, assistant to the dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Kazakhstan Ambassador Bakhitbek Shabarbayev, who is otherwise busy hosting and attending diplomatic events several times a week
  • KU admissions policy comes under fire in Sindh Assembly

    KARACHI: The admissions policy of the University of Karachi under which the varsity gives priority to the students of the metropolis came under criticism at the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday when Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers demanded an end to what they called a ‘quota system’ and equal opportunities for students of all Sindh districts...

    PPP lawmakers Khairunnisa Mughal and Syed Sardar Ali moved a resolution in the assembly on...

  • HEC bans 4 varsities from offering admissions

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has stopped four universities from giving admissions to students in any degree programme, owing to academic irregularities and mismanagement...

    “We banned the institutions from offering admissions in the recent pasts, but they are violating the ban, so we issued this warning today,” Chairman HEC Dr...

  • A-level students ineligible for admissions to MBBS, BDS

    LAHORE: A-level students planning a career in medicine suffered a major blow to their future as the new regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have declared them ineligible for admissions to MBBS/BDS programmes at public and private medical and dental colleges of the country on foreign quota...

    An official privy to the development told Dawn that the PMDC meeting presided over by federal minister Saira Afzal Tarrar...

  • Policy on admissions to medical, dental colleges finalised

    The board also took many other important decisions regarding admissions of overseas students and adjustment of additional seats being filled by the medical colleges in violation of the rules and regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), besides issuing new schedule of entrance tests...

    Similarly, some topics in Biology had to be deleted as these were no longer part of the HSSC textbook taught in the institutes...

  • English dept teachers oppose admissions to linguistics

    KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) administration seems to be clueless on how to end the impasse over admissions to the MPhil/PhD programme in linguistics at the department of English as it has recently cancelled interviews of at least 19 candidates scheduled for Monday (June 8), it emerged on Sunday...

    The university’s Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR) had also rejected the arguments against admissions in linguists...

  • Sahiwal Medical College barred from admissions

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has directed the University of Health Sciences to stop admissions for 2015-16 session at the Sahiwal Medical College, giving its final decision to the varsity for “closing the government college” due to shortcomings till further orders...

    It first ‘de-recognised’ this public sector college putting the future of 500 students at risk and now directed the UHS to stop admissions till...

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