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  • Wrong map: court moved for case against CM Punjab

    LAHORE: A sessions court on Thursday issued a notice to the capital city police officer (CCPO) on a petition seeking registration of a case against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and others for publication of ‘wrong map’ of Pakistan in Class-VIII geography book...

    Advocate Rizwan Haider filed the petition and told the court that he had submitted an application to the CCPO for registration of a case against the chief minister and...

  • Punjab’s plans for high-tech farming services

    Punjab has started moving quickly to implement its budget strategy, putting extension services under one roof, creating what it calls an agriculture hub that would provide one-window access to farmers for solving all their soil and crop-related problems...

    According to the first strategy meeting, as partially released to the media, Punjab plans to bring all its projects — fertiliser calculator, agri-baithak (local meeting) and smart...

  • Punjab’s policy draft on farming

    THE sub-committee on agriculture policy, formed under the Kissan Commission last year, has come up with a 15-page executive draft of the Punjab Agriculture Policy...

    Led by erstwhile Iqrar Ahmad Khan, VC Agriculture University (Faisalabad), the committee has made brief recommendations covering all vital areas of farming...

  • Ostrich farming thrives in Punjab

    OSTRICH farming is becoming popular in the country, as more and more investors are entering the promising market of low-fat, “organic” red meat...

    Although alien to the local environment, the ostrich is fast becoming popular for farming in Punjab, where it has been declared a part of livestock and can be raised by farmers and citizens without need for a licence...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Pakistan, Belarus to cooperate in dairy farming

    ISLAMABAD: The second meeting of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Working Group on Agriculture concluded here on Friday with the signing of protocols which laid the negotiating platform for creation of joint ventures to produce dairy products in Pakistan using raw materials imported from Belarus...

    As a follow-up to the decisions taken at the joint working group’s first meeting, Pakistan has submitted to Belarus protocols for phytosanitary...

  • Poultry industry calls for review of FTAs

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Poultry Associa­tion (PPA) on Saturday urged Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir to review the free trade agreements (FTAs) that are hurting more than helping the country...

    Khalil Sattar, Chairman Tariff and Taxation Committee PPA, in a letter stated that under the FTA with Malaysia, poultry products are allowed to be imported free of duty and sales tax...

  • Poultry farmers warn of 25pc hike in prices

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) on Saturday warned of at least 25 per cent increase in prices in the wake of duties and taxes introduced in the budget 2015-16 on all kinds of poultry feeds...

    Sales tax of 5pc has been imposed on all types of poultry feeds...

  • Poultry sector seeks zero-rating

    KARACHI: The Pakis­tan Poultry Association (PPA) has called for restoration of zero-rating to poultry processing as Pakistan is the 11th largest broiler producer in the world with production of 1...

    The promotion of processing in poultry will bring stability in prices and create exportable products...

  • Poultry sector resents taxes

    ISLAMABAD: The poultry sector has warned of a further increase in prices due to imposition of new taxes in the budget...

    “Nobody can interfere or manipulate the poultry rates because it is closely tied with demand and supply,” said Ahmed Wasim chairman PPA at a news conference here on Monday...

  • Poultry sector vies for piece of global halal pie

    While policymakers in Pakistan may have, time and again, committed themselves to pursuing an export-led plan for rapid economic growth and reduction in the country’s external account vulnerabilities, no government has ever formulated an effective policy to boost exports...

    Owing to a policy emphasis on import substitution, Pakistan’s export base remains narrow and skewed in favour of textiles and clothing, which have historically...

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