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  • Handbook on horticulture turns into coffee-table book

    KARACHI: The Ladies Horti­culture Club, Karachi, launched a new edition of their classic book Nature’s Bounty — Gardening, Flower Arranging, Preserves of Garden Produce at the Horticulture Society of Pakistan’s (HSP) Garden Centre here on Saturday...

    So there are chapters about building rockeries, roof gardens, patio gardens, caring for cacti, which require little water,” she explained...

  • Exploiting GB’s horticulture export potential

    GILGIT Baltistan’s horticulture presents a huge export potential but the region lacks the wherewithal to switch from subsistence to commercial farming for lack of required support...

    Unmonitored introduction of global fruit cultivars under multiple horticulture development programmes has put traditional local varieties at risk of gradual disappearance...

  • MoU signed to boost Punjab’s horticulture, agriculture sectors

    LAHORE: The United States Agency for Interna­tio­nal Development (USAID) and the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote investment in agriculture and horticulture sectors of the province...

    “Through this partnership both sides will work together in promoting investment and creating jobs in livestock, dairy and horticulture sectors,” said USAID Provincial Director for...

  • Horticulture company revived to boost exports

    ISLAMABAD: The Commerce Division has revived Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) and appointed its chief executive officer to promote horticulture exports...

    PHDEC is a public sector organisation established by the Ministry of Commerce as Pakistan Horticulture Development Board in 2003, later converted into a Section-42 company in 2009...

  • Strategy in the works for boosting horticulture exports to $1bn

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) is working on a comprehensive plan to enhance exports of fruits and vegetables to $1 billion mark within the next three years...

    In the year 2019-20, horticulture exports will be increased to $800 million from the current $700m, reflecting an increase of 14...

  • ‘Unesco concerned over Orange Line threat to Shalimar Gardens’

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) had expressed concern that the Orange Line Metro Train could pose a threat to the Shalimar Gardens, a world heritage site...

    “[Unesco’s] World Heritage Committee, in its 40th session in 2016, had expressed serious concern about the development of the Orange Line and had...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    LAHORE: Threatening to strike off Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens off the World Heritage Site list, civil society activists quoted the World Heritage Committee (WHC) as saying that the Orange Line Metro Train project will “irreversibly compromise the authenticity and integrity of the properties and is a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV)”...

    The committee should request the state party to immediately stop...

  • From a city of gardens to cactus land

    Certainly we have travelled a long way to this wasteland, once was “a city of majestic Mughal gardens”...

    The solution is huge shady trees (PTI’s billion tree tsunami has yet to hit Peshawar!) Meanwhile, the hapless citizens of Peshawar have to bear the fact that a historic city of gardens and flowers is now turning into a cultural and ecological desert...

  • Orange Line project: Punjab govt allays Unesco’s concerns about Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: Responding to a Unesco letter that expressed its concern at passing of elevated Orange Line track along the Shalamar Gardens and sought construction in front of the monument to be stopped, the Punjab government has allayed apprehensions of the organisation...

    “Shalamar Gardens, located on GT Road, is one of the monuments of Pakistan which is included in the World Heritage List...

  • The joy that is Eden Gardens

    The exclusive Calcutta Club, the Victoria Memorial building which are masterpiece of architecture of the Colonial time reminding us all of the East India Company which infiltrated to later develop India into the centre of the British Raj, was all right in front of me as I headed towards the Eden Gardens in the distance and across the vast maidaan (savannah) for the Test between India and Pakistan...

    The aura that makes Eden Gardens,...

  • Change in Orange Line route Track to bypass Chauburji, Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and its subsidiary, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa), have decided to construct the track of the Orange Line metro train away from Chauburji and Shalamar Gardens in order to save these historical/heritage sites from environmental impacts, maintaining their view clear as it is at present...

    75km long section from Jain Mandir to Lakshmi via GPO Chowk, has been...

  • Shalamar Gardens: Unesco body seeks suspension of work on Orange Line project

    LAHORE: The Unesco’s World Heritage Committee has urged the Punjab government to immediately suspend any further work on the Orange Line Metro Train along the Shalamar Gardens and identify an alternative location for this section of the projectThe committee in its 40th meeting in Istanbul has issued a “draft decision”, urging “the State Party to immediately suspend any further work associated with the Shalamar Gardens of the Orange Line Metro...

  • Three held for overcharging at Shalamar Gardens’ parking

    LAHORE: A team of the City District Government of Lahore on Monday raided the Shalamar Gardens Parking Stand over a public complaint against overcharging on parking fee, held the contractor and his two workers for the crime and handed them over to police...

    DENGUE: The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has completed a survey of parks and greenbelts and launched an awareness drive on dengue...

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