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    Secretary Agriculture Govt Of Punjab Pakistan

  • 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...

  • Punjab gets $300m World Bank loan to modernise agriculture

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved $300 million loan to modernise agriculture in Punjab, create better prospects for farmers and ensure better quality and safer food at lower prices to consumers...

    The World Bank-supported ‘Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation’ (Smart) project will support the much-needed reforms for agriculture and livestock productivity, improve agriculture’s resilience to climate...

  • Water theft by Punjab disastrous for agriculture in Sindh, says Khuhro

    LARKANA: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, who is also the party’s Sindh president, has alleged that Punjab had installed 1,500 big water-lifting machines at certain spots along the Indus course to “steal” Sindh’s share of water...

    “The theft by Punjab is bound to render Sindh’s fertile lands barren,” he warned...

  • Punjab agriculture dept launches e-procurement system

    LAHORE: The agriculture department launched its e-procurement system here on Tuesday for, what the officials say, ensuring 100pc compliance with Punjab Procurement Regularity Authority (PPRA) rules, making monitoring and evaluation more effective while drastically cutting the time required for the procedure...

    Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khurshid hopes the PMIS will improve financial planning, performance, fairness, transparency,...

  • Clueless govt now goes for chief secretary, IGP’s replacement in Punjab

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Tuesday removed Punjab Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and Inspector General of Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan, ahead of expected major reshuffle...

    Interior Secretary Azam Suleman Khan, a BS-22 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), has been posted as chief secretary and Shoaib Dastagir, a BS-21 police officer, as the provincial police chief...

  • PML-N lawmakers criticise govt for ignoring agriculture

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar portrayed a rosy picture of economy at a briefing on Thursday but had to face criticism by PML-N lawmakers who said agriculture sector had been ignored by the ministry...

    Hailing from central and southern Punjab, around a dozen PML-N legislators criticised the government of their own party for its failure to come to rescue of the agriculture sector which had suffered losses because of floods and...

  • Govt for smart agriculture policies

    Speaking at the inaugural session of the third ‘International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Bio-technology’, Mr Bosan said only collaborative efforts would lead towards a golden era of agricultural development...

    All modern techniques should be applied to the agriculture sector while safe use of bio-technology is on the agenda of the government, he added...

  • PML-N MNAs term govt ‘anti-agriculture’

    In a sitting characterised by sound and fury, the most forceful criticism of the government came from a trio of ruling party MNAs from Punjab, who assailed the way industrialists were given preference over farmers in terms of markup rates on loans...

    75pc given to banks by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)...

  • The 70 erratic years of Pakistan’s agriculture sector

    WITH a rich and vast natural resource base covering various climatic and ecological zones, Pakistan ranks eighth in the world in farm output...

    However, the share of agriculture in gross domestic product (GDP) has declined since independence, falling from 53 per cent in 1949-50 to 19...

  • Innovationg agriculture in Naya Pakistan

    Pakistan has yet to exploit its full potential in agriculture as it is still far behind its peers in terms of farm productivity...

    It is time Pakistan developed a proper agricultural innovation policy to boost productivity and agro-based exports...

  • Man posing to be Punjab chief minister’s secretary arrested

    During last week, the police arrested two men, in different cases, who were posing to be employees of the Punjab Chief Minister Office and the Presidency respectively...

    Khanna police arrested a person who was posing to be the private secretary of the Punjab chief minister and was taking money from people and promising them electricity and gas connections...

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