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Supreme Court asks PFA not to spare substandard milk producers

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Friday threw its weight behind the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) directing its Operations Director, Ayesha Mumtaz, not to spare manufacturers of substandard milk. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a petition challenging sale of substandard food, adulterated milk and bottled water in the market. Ayesha Mumtaz told the bench the ...

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Innovation vital to promote meat exports: Bosan

KARACHI: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Monday said innovation was vital to promote meat exports. Addressing a seminar on `use of innovative technologies for promoting meat exports`, he said measures would be taken to facilitate the local meat industry to enhance meat exports from the country as the local meat industry was facing ...

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Growers vow to resist ban on tobacco cultivation

PESHAWAR: The tobacco growers have pledged to resist any attempt by the authorities to ban cultivation of the crop. Any attempt to ban cultivation of tobacco will bear dangerous consequences as situation in many districts of the province will turn worse than that Waziristan Agency, a group of growers led by Afsar Khan told journalists here on Sunday. They said ...

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DAP import: No breakthrough in talks on fertiliser subsidy claims

ISLAMABAD: A meeting between fertiliser importers and government officials remained inconclusive on Monday as the latter sought two more weeks to resolve the problems arising out of delay in settling subsidy claims on the import of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP). Ministry of National Food Security and Research Secretary Abid Javed chaired the meeting, which was attended by officials of the Federal ...

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DAP import: FBR fails to devise subsidy payment plan

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), even after the lapse of two months, has failed to devise a mechanism for the disbursement of fertiliser subsidy on the import of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP). A notification to this effect was issued by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research on June 25, 2016, in line with the Finance Bill 2016 for ...

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As the urban corn cob vendors disappear gradually from the streets, farmers in Sindh get doubtful of getting returns on the grain, and prefer growing it only as fodder grass. The promise of higher returns is what prompts their decision.

Majority of the growers in Sindh have planned to produce the maize crop for fodder. Their justification is that they receive higher returns on grass, compared to the grain, the demand for which has fallen considerably. Maize has been the most common and oldest grains consumed widely in rural areas. That is why traditional people believe who were growing a ...

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Punjab Govt to give schoolgirls four hens

ISLAMABAD: Schoolgirls in Pakistan will be given poultry to care for in an initiative partly aimed at teaching them about the kitchen, officials said, raising the eyebrows of women’s activists across the country. Punjab officials said that the government will initially be providing girls in 1,000 primary schools with four hens, one cock, and a cage. Naseem Sadiq, head of ...

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Growers urged to use bio-slurry as organic fertilizer

The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has once again directed the cotton growers to carry out twice a week ‘pest scouting’ of their crops and consult local agricultural experts for selection of pesticides in case attack of white fly, Jassid and mealy bug crosses the economic threshold. In an advisory issued here on Tuesday, the department said that the crop has ...

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Why it is so important to keep the farmers updated?

Agriculture is the root of Pakistan as more than 60 percent of the population of country is associated with agriculture. Twenty-two percent share of agriculture in national GDP. The cotton, wheat, and rice produced in Pakistan has special importance in international market and the country get foreign exchange. Nevertheless, the agricultural sector’s growth is very slow. We are producing more ...

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Poultry sector demands subsidy of Rs20 per kg

Lahore: The poultry sector’s high costs have forced the industry to seek help. As a result, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Chairman Rai Mansab Ali has asked the government to provide a relief package. At a press conference, Ali said that the cost of the poultry sector is already high due to load shedding. According to Ali, the broiler average rate ...

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