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Poultry feed used for birds growth is according to international standard: Poultry Association

False rumors, bird get weight 2.2kg in 5 week all over the world but in Pakistan it takes 6 weeks. Islamabad (APP) Pakistan poultry Association representative said hazardous feed cannot be used for growth of chicken. Poultry feed used for birds growth is according to international standard. Rumors are baseless. He has given another statement that across the world develop ...

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Food insecurity: Farmers, poor suffer as stocks of food remain unutilized

ISLAMABAD: Despite surplus production of staple food commodities, a significant portion of Pakistan’s population remains food insecure, largely due to extreme poverty, which has adverse effects on both the farming community as well as the masses, particularly the poor. Pakistan is largely an agrarian economy with the largest irrigation system in the world. It has been producing surplus amounts of ...

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Dangerous smog prevailing over Punjab

Alarming State of Crop Burning in India causing smog in India and Pakistan A NASA forecast shows high levels of ‘fires and thermal anomalies’ in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. Burning of agricultural waste in Punjab (India and Pakistan) in the last one week described as potential reason of thick smog that has engulfed entire northern India and ...

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Prices of Food Commodities

Prices for pulses, rice and other 17 food commodities has been lowered down while for gram flour and chick peas rise in prices has been approved. On Thursday, DC Peshawar Mr. Riaz Mehsood has sanctioned these prices for food commodities in a price review meeting. In a meeting lower rates for pulses, rice and 17 other food commodities has been ...

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TDAP organises series of fairs abroad

ISLAMABAD: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organised a series of exhibitions during the current fiscal year (2016/17) to showcase Pakistani products in the international market and help promote exports from the country.The main objective of the exhibitions is to promote Pakistani products and enhance exports from the country, sources in the authority said.The TDAP facilitated 35 Pakistani companies ...

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Pakistan Mercantile Exchange: Futures contract of paddy rice to be listed

KARACHI: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Wednesday said that it has approved the listing of Super Basmati Paddy Rice futures contracts on the Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX).The step has been taken to promote electronic trading of agricultural commodities through the platform of PMEX and to protect the interests of participants in the agriculture value chain (farmers ...

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Bosan rejects APTMA demand for duty-free import of cotton

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan has rejected the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association’s (Aptma) demand to allow duty-free import of raw cotton to support the textile industry. Earlier, Aptma representatives sought from the government, among other incentives, to allow duty-free import of raw cotton for import but Bosan declined this demand conditionally “No ...

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Migratory Birds

Migratory birds from different countries have arrived, hunters active illegal hunting of birds should be banned: Citizens Jehlum (District reporter), Due to change of weather arrival of rare breeds of migratory birds has been started. So hunters get ready for hunting. Government departments should play their role to stop illegal hunting. As winter start from western countries like Russia, Afghanistan, ...

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India’s cotton exports to slump as Pakistan trims purchases

MUMBAI: India’s cotton exports in 2016/17 are likely to fall 28 percent from a year ago to 5 million bales as its top buyer Pakistan is set to halve purchases due to rising hostilities and improvement in its own production, industry and government officials said. The lower shipments to Pakistan from the world’s biggest cotton producer will help other suppliers ...

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Bad governance causing drought and hardships

HYDERABAD: Moosa Chandio owns 10 acres of land in village Bakhsho Chandio, near Khudabad, Dadu district. He is among hundreds of small farmers, who have been forced to migrate in search of better livelihood due to acute shortage of water, both for irrigation and drinking purposes. Moosa, along with a group of 25 women cotton pickers is returning home after ...

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