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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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Plant protection department has stop groundnut import: Objection by Karachi Chamber

Karachi: Plant protection department has stopped the permit for groundnut resulting into shortage of groundnut in the country. Karachi chamber of commerce expresses reservations on this bigoted act of plant protection. They also wrote to prime minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif addressing discriminatory act of import department of plant protection banning groundnut export. They also urged Prime Minister to take notice ...

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Free deworming of Livestock held by Punjab Livestock Department

According to vision of Chief minister Sehbaz Sharif, Today Launching Ceremony of Deworming campaign for draught animals (Horses, Donkeys & Mules ets) in Lahore to kill internal and external parasites. Director Lahore Division Dr. Israr Hussain , EDO Agriculture Asif Iqbal, District Livestock officer Lahore Dr. Zubair Bari and Manager District Lahore Brook International have participated as a guests. Also ...

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No poultry exports made to Middle East in 6 years

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Poultry Association has asked the government to play an effective role in encouraging governments in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, to lift a ban on the import of Pakistan’s poultry products. It had been six years since Pakistani poultry products were last exported to these destinations due to the ban imposed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, ...

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Control of diseases by duck farming: Livestock Punjab

By consuming worms and mosquito larvae from stagnant water, ducks can convert it into egg with good protein. Three female and one male duck are given to livestock holding females in 9211 registered villages. In first phase 4 units per village are freely distributed. After one year their duckling are purchase from that village at the rate of 550Rs /bird ...

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Have you ever clean your lungs?

Daily Qudrat: Do you smoke? Are you smoking for years? Do you live in a metropolitan or a polluted city? If yes, then you must start discerning your health especially lungs otherwise many diseases will attack break into your body. Respiratory system is the most important system of the human body. Vulnerable respiratory system welcomes many other diseases on top ...

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Farmers blast livestock dept ‘apathy

TOBA TEK SINGH: Due to three-day closure of veterinary hospitals and dispensaries, a number cattle head fell ill and some of them died untreated, famers said. They held Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DDD) responsible for the loss. The health facilities remained closed from October 19 to 21 in Toba and Gojra tehsils. Ch Naeem Fateh, one of the affected farmers, ...

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Agriculture target: Drought expected in peak season of Rabi crop

ISLAMABAD: A drought is in the offing as the peak season for Rabi crop approaches, according to the MET department and Indus River System Authority (Irsa). However, Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan said the crop yield would not be affected even as he admitted the likelihood of dry weather in the coming months. The ...

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