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Food insecurity among 45% of growing kids is alarming. Poultry Association

Lahore: Poultry Association (North) moaned over alarming situation of food insecurity over 45% of growing kids rendering as emerging threat to Pakistan. Poultry Association offered if they would be allowed, meat and eggs can be provided to all the kids at school level. Addressing to a press conference at Chamber of Commerce Lahore, Chairman PPA (North Zone) Dr. Abdul Karim ...

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Baluchistan: Two new Congo cases has been verified

In Baluchistan two new cases of Congo virus has been verified at Fatima Jinnah Hospital, Quetta. Last year in Baluchistan almost 30 cases has been reported which been verified with Congo Virus. Provincial Government urged livestock department to took notice of this issue and take absolute measures.

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Wheat procurement policy: Punjab government to purchase four million tons of wheat from farmers

Provincial Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has said that Punjab govt. would purchase 4 million metric tons wheat from farmers throughout the province and Rs 130 billions have been earmarked for this purpose; all administrative machinery would be made active for complaint free wheat procurement campaign. He was presiding over a meeting at Commissioner Office to review the arrangements of ...

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In 27 days, live chicken reduced by Rs.32, meat by 46/kg and eggs by Rs.9/dozen

Lahore: The provincial capital witnessed a sharp downfall in livestock prices here in Lahore during the past 27 days since then live poultry reduced by Rs.32, Chicken meat reduced by Rs.46 and eggs being sold at price discounted by Rs. 9. Poultry business owners explained this downfall due to high supply as compare to low demand in the market. Over ...

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Chief Minister Punjab awarded by traditional turban during Kasoor wheat harvesting campaign

Lahore: Wheat harvesting campaign commenced in Kasoor when in an opening ceremony Chief Minister has been awarded by traditional Punjabi turban. Chief Minister has put the turban on and inaugurated wheat harvesting campaign. He also congratulated all the farmers who keep participating in country’s economy. Addressing to the people he also condemned those who blaming prime minister and his vision ...

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Tractor manufacturers demand tax concessions

Pakistan autmotive manufacturers association (Pama) on wednesday requested the government to abolish customs duty, additional customs duty and reduce the rate of input tax on tractors. while submitting proposals for the upcoming budget, pama stated that due to the above issues, the entire tractor industry was facing a liquidity crunch, which was affecting the trust of foreign invesortors and shareholders. ...

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Wheat farmers are seriously worried. Sindh Abaadgaar Board

Farmers are extremely displeased over elevated commission on wheat bags said by Sindh Abadgaar Board. Commission agents are exploiting and buying wheat from farmers at Rs.1100/ per mound despite Sindh Government’s fixed rate of Rs.1300/per mound. General Secretary Dr. Zulfiqar told Geo news that farmers are very annoyed over this violation and exploitation. They also said Sindh Government has no ...

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Rice export declined sharply: Exporters

Pakistani rice exporters have mentioned that due to increase in cost, export of rice has fallen sharply. Government must play its role to improve rice exports. In an exhibition named My Karachi rice exporters from the various parts of the country has participated. They said people showed huge interest in Pakistani rice and appreciated well. Exporters mourned that due to ...

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Food, agri expo kicks off with over 40 firms exhibiting

LAHORE: The two-day Dawn Pakistan Food and Agri Expo 2017 kicked off at the Expo Centre on Tuesday with over 40 local and international companies associated with agriculture and livestock sectors participating. The exhibition, titled ‘Greening The Value Chain: Agriculture Economy & Food Systems’, also covered two technical sessions: ‘Agriculture Production: Catalyst for National Growth & Food Security’ and ‘Importance ...

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Ban on cotton sowing before April 15 lifted

MULTAN: The Punjab government has lifted ban on cultivation of cotton before April 15, allowing farmers to start sowing. According to Agriculture Information Assistant Director Naveed Asmat Kahloon, the section 144 imposed in this regard had also been lifted. He said the decision had been taken due to increasing temperature and measures taken by the provincial agriculture department against pink ...

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