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Pakistan needs $14bln/year to overcome climate change impacts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to spend annually $14 billion, more than the country’s main textile exports, to avert the adverse impacts of climate changes on the economy, a minister said. “We require an additional $ 14 billion annually to adapt to climate change impacts,” Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Climate Change Zahid Hamid said, speaking at a conference titled, “Pakistan ...

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Experts call for protecting indigenous livestock breeds

HYDERABAD: Experts of livestock management and promoters of indigenous breeds said that since the practice of crossbreeding has increased to develop the dairy sector on commercial lines, the province of Sindh was losing the best potential of indigenous breeds such as red cow, Malir cow, Thari and Kundhi buffaloes. These breeds were known in the world due to their productivity, ...

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Tobacco law to leave 1.2m growers in KP high and dry

PESHAWAR: The tobacco growers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resolved to go to any extent to oppose the passage of the proposed bill, seeking propitiation of “tobacco smoking.” The growers said it would lead to complete ban on the tobacco cultivation, leaving a 1.2 million growers and others high and dry. During background discussion, the representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of ...

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Prices of fruit, vegetables stable

Islamabad: The prices of fruit and vegetables Tuesday remained stable in the markets of federal capital. According to the Islamabad Market Committee price list issued here the prices of various fruits and vegetables showed no difference from the price list of the previous week. According to price list potato per kilogram is Rs38, onion Rs35, tomato Rs50, ginger Rs90, garlic ...

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Rainfall volatility, rising temperature affecting crops yield

FAISALABAD: The agriculture and climate experts have joined hands to work together on agro-ecological zones in line with climate changes effects on crops, soil fertility and deteriorating underground water quality. The meeting was chaired by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asif Ali, Arid Agriculture ...

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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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