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  • Olive farming takes root in Potohar region

    Like Tajamal, there are scores of other farmers in the Potohar region who have switched to olive farming as the Punjab government has resolved to turn Potohar into an olive valley and is fully facilitating the growers...

    Pakistan, which spends Rs245 billions on the import of edible oil every year, has 3...

  • Less rain affects wheat, other Rabi crops yield in Potohar region

    However, Mr Iqbal is one of the few farmers who were able to cultivate the crop at all as most farmers in Talgang and Lawa were not able to do so due to the lack of moisture in the land during the end of October and the beginning of November, which is sowing season in the Potohar region...

    An official of the Punjab Agriculture Department said the sowing target was not achieved in Talagang, Lawa, Fatehjang, Chakwal, Kallar Kahar, Choa...

  • Hydrocarbons found in Potohar

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) on Friday announced another hydrocarbon discovery in Punjab’s Potohar region, saying it was so far the deepest discovery in the country...

    617 million standard cubic feet per day gas at 20/64 inches choke size during testing,” the PPL said, adding: “This is the deepest oil discovery in Pakistan and has opened up a new play in the western Potohar area”...

  • Potohar festival begins

    RAWALPINDI: The two-day Potohar Art and Literature Festival 2016 began at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi here on Wednesday...

  • Potohar’s farmers celebrate bumper wheat yield this Besakh

    This year, Visakh brought a surprising harvest for the Potohar region’s farming community, which saw a record bumper crop of wheat despite the fact that the region depends heavily on rainwater...

    The production of wheat in the region was so high that the Punjab food department is now considering increasing the set purchase target of wheat, which has barely been achieved in the past and remains unchanged for the last 10 years...

  • Three-day Potohar Art and Literature Festival begins

    RAWALPINDI: The three day Potohar Art and Literature Festival began at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Wednesday...

    National Tax Justice Youth Film FestivalA National Tax Justice Youth Film Festival was also held at PMAS-AAUR on Wednesday, in which university students from Punjab and Sindh highlighted gender insensitive tax laws and their impact on women’s economic, social and political life...

  • ‘102 mini-dams constructed in Potohar region in two years’

    RAWALPINDI: The Directorate of Soil Conservation Rawalpindi region constructed 102 mini-dams in the Potohar region during the last two years along with 201 ponds, 39 storage tanks, 148 gabion spurs and 28 earthen bunds...

    Mr Akbar said the major problems in the Potohar region were soil erosion and water runoff as most of the rainwater was wasted which also caused soil erosion at a large scale...

  • Judge Ginsburg first woman to lie in state at US Capitol

    WASHINGTON: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the US Capitol, encircled by images of prominent Americans...

    Female members of Congress, Democrats as well as Republicans, planned to gather on the Capitol steps to pay their respects after a formal memorial ceremony in National Statuary Hall, where...

  • Twitter, Facebook briefly suspend Trump accounts in response to storming of US Capitol

    Twitter hid and mandated the removal of three of Trump’s tweets “as a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, DC,” after pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to force Congress to block the appointment of President-elect Joe Biden...

    Four people died on Capitol grounds in the chaos, including a woman who was shot and killed inside the building...

  • Democrats inch towards second Trump impeachment after US Capitol siege

    Congressional Democrats were moving closer to a historic step on Friday as they weighed impeaching US President Donald Trump for a second time, two days after his false claims of election fraud helped encourage a mob that breached the US Capitol...

    Trump's words were in stark contrast to his speech on Wednesday, when he exhorted a crowd of thousands to descend upon the Capitol as Congress met to certify Biden's election victory... ...

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