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Under Ghani, opium crops spread in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, highlighting bumper harvests owing to collapsing eradication efforts amid growing insecurity and declining international counter-narcotics assistance, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation dropped last year due to drought conditions but it has been on the rise in the past decade, fuelling the Taliban insurgency and spurring a growing crisis ...

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4500 Liters substandard milk is dump

Gujranwala (City Reporter) District administration and department of health has Started crackdown against substandard and chemical adulteration of milk .During this 22 motorcycles and vehicles are caught and 4500 liters substandard milk is dumped and 8 drums of chemical are occupied.

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Sale of hazardous substandard meat in Sahuka

Substandard meat is being sold openly in sahuka and surroundings. Citizens are suffering with different diseases. Butchers of Sahuka,maleer adaa, Diwan sahab, Fateh shah and kachi pakki are purchasing weak and emaciated animals and slaughter them at home. Administration never bother to check them. Citizens have demanded action from DCO Vehari Ali Akbar Bhatti.

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Fertiliser subsidy claims: FBR stays away, food ministry steps in

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)’s decision to distance itself from the verification process of subsidy claims filed by diammonium phosphate (DAP) importers, has spelt trouble for the Ministry of National Food Security and Research because of its lack of expertise in the area. The payment of subsidy claims has already been delayed for months in the wake of less ...

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Farmers directed to sow certified wheat seed

PESHAWAR: The federal seed certification and registration department (FSCRD), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has asked the farmers to sow only certified seed of notified wheat varieties in Rabi season to ensure cultivation of quality seed and increase yield of wheat in the province. The department authorized the seed inspectors in different zones of the province to check the sale and cultivation of ...

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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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