Pakistan News

    Pulse Polio 2015 Hyderabad India

  • Brexit and the City: taking London’s financial pulse

    Reuters has created a tracker to monitor six indicators to help assess the fortunes of the City, taking a regular check on its pulse through public transport usage, bar and restaurant openings, commercial property prices and jobs...

    A spokesman for Transport for London said a multi-year project to expand the capacity at Bank station began at the end of 2015, resulting in the occasional closure of some escalators, but this has not...

  • Plan to boost pulse production yields little

    An increase in yield, 30pc each for masur and mash and 20pc for moong pulse, was also expected as a result of the use of better seeds under the programme...

    The PSC sowed the seed at its different farms in April 2015, but it could only produce 5,300kg certified seed of masur instead of 30,840kg, the target for 2015-16, according to an official document...

  • Strategy to boost pulse production on the cards

    ISLAMABAD: The government is devising a strategy to boost the production of pulses, Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said at a news conference on Friday...

    The low production of pulses is in contrast with the record production of major crops like rice, sugarcane and potatoes
  • Gram pulse, chicken prices continue to spiral upwards

    KARACHI: Retail prices of chicken and gram pulse continued to be on a higher side despite an investigation ordered by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a meeting last week of the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) attended by representatives of all the provinces...

    The government allowed import of 500,000 tonnes of gram pulse in September 2015 to lower price in view of low domestic production...

  • Pulse prices jump by Rs30; chicken still costly

    Gram pulse, which was selling for Rs94 per kg in February and Rs104 in March, now costs Rs120-130 on the wholesale market...

    Market sources said investors and stock hoarders have plunged in various commodities, especially gram pulse because of its low crop output...

  • Pulse crop likely to be hit by floods

    But a major sufferer, according to farmers, will be the moong pulse, which has high sensitivity to water and is a prime crop of the river bed in Mianwali and Bhakkar where water has fully covered the river bed...

  • ECC allows 50,000 tonnes of gram pulse import

    ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approved on Thursday import of 50,000 tonnes of gram pulse to control its prices in the local market...

    A meeting of the ECC, presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, was informed by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research that the prices of gram pulse had more than doubled since 2010 and went up by around 47 per cent since early this year because of...

  • Dar orders probe into surging prices of poultry, gram pulse

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday expressed concern over rising prices of chicken, poultry products and gram pulse despite lucrative incentives offered to the two sectors and otherwise lower rate of inflation...

    The minister deplored that despite clear directives of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in September 2015 gram pulse had not been imported resultantly its prices were now under pressure...

  • Report finds sharp decline in Pakistan’s pulse consumption

    The report titled ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific Region’, reviewed pulse consumption in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh over the period from 1961 to 2013...

    In India, during this period, the consumption of pulse declined from about 22kg per person in a year to about 15kg per person per year...

  • Moong pulse price hits all-time high

    KARACHI: The price of moong pulse has hit an all-time record of Rs220-260 per kg in retail markets from Rs180-200 per kg in the last few days, while flour prices in Sindh have failed to show any signs of easing despite start of releasing of wheat stocks by Passco to the province on the direction of the federal government...

    He, however, said that the pulse hit an all-time high of Rs7,500 per 40 kg from Rs6,800 in Punjab...

  • 6.1m children to be vaccinated in KP, Fata's last anti-polio drive of 2015

    1 million children under the age of five will be administered polio drops in the last immunisation campaign of the year in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata)...

    Militant groups often target anti-polio drives and immunisation teams due to rumours that the drive is a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims...

  • Polio cases in 2015 declined 82pc over last year, PM told

    ”In a meeting of the National Task Force on Polio Eradication at the PM House, the premier was told that the incidence of polio had declined 82 per cent over last year...

    During the meeting, measures taken by the government and directions issued for oversight, security, administrative assistance and monitoring of polio eradication campaigns were discussed...

  • 2015 largely peaceful for polio workers

    QUETTA: For polio workers in Balochistan, 2015 largely remained peaceful because only one incident involving violence against them was reported during the year, said Emergency Operation Centre’s Coordinator Dr Syed Saif-ur-Rehman here on Thursday...

    The deadly incident took place on February 14, when armed men abducted three polio workers and after killing them dumped their bodies in Murgha Kibzai area of Zhob district...

  • More
Back to top