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Volume 2 Issue 13 August & September, 2013, Editor Zulfiqar Ali, Associate Editor Madeeha Manzoor, Editor Photography Usman Hanif, Publisher: Zulfiqar ALi G-6/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Agreement Inked for Stimulating Biodiversity Friendly Products

Pak Observer: IUCN Pakistan and the Climate Change Division, Government of Pakistan signed an Agreement in Islamabad during the GEF Global Environmental Facility Steering Committee meeting. Representatives

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To Deal with Worsening Drought, Pakistan Turns to Olives

As Pakistan struggles with increasingly unpredictable weather patterns linked to climate change, farmers in arid regions are seizing on a drought-resilient crop better known from southern Europe and the Middle

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Agri Researchers Underline Importance of Regional Partnerships

International and local agricultural scientists and delegates from 24 countries and UN officials, who gathered on Tuesday, stressed the need for applied research in the sector that has practical application and have positive impact on the people, especially on youth and underlined the importance of conducting ‘regional research partnership’ to cope with the increasing food demand and boost economies. This was the gist of aMore

Editorial

Pakistan is a developing country, having important geostrategic location, wealth of untapped renewable and non-resources, potent human capita and an overambitious nation. We have probably lost many years of our development and now require taking faster steps to make up for the time lost. Nation as a whole rightly wants fast development aspiring to witness miraculous developmental changes. But a very well known and widely quoted proverb says, ‘haste More>>>....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Environment Safety: Oil Refineries to Adopt EU-II Global Standards 

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal Khan has directed all the oil refineries operating in the country to adopt the EU-II international

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Timber Smuggling: Hazara Police Seeks to Refer Cases to NAB 

Hazara Police in action against timber mafia has seized 20,000 square feet timber in district Kohistan and has sought the referring of cases of timber smugglers to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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Enhancing Agriculture Productivity: Scientists Urged to Enhance Collaboration

Speakers at a workshop on Monday called for conducting trans-disciplinary research work to increase the agriculture productivity and to motivate the

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Sugarcane Growers Advised to Adopt Latest Technology

Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has called upon the sugarcane growers to follow latest production technology to meet the gap between the per acre yield being achieved by the progressive growers and others.

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Plant Breeding & Genetics: Experts Suggest Changes in Curricula

The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa    University of Agriculture, Peshawar held a three-day meeting on "The

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Image 01USAID-Funded Gomal Zam Eam, Power House Inaugurated 

Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson on Thursday jointly inaugurated Gomal Zam Dam and More

Image 01IDB to Assist Punjab Government in Agriculture Projects

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will provide assistance to Punjab government for different proposed projects for value addition in vegetable and fruits. This wasMore

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Agriculture Sector to Developed at  Grass-root Level: SBP

Senior Joint Director, Agriculture Credit & Microfinance Department, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Mohammad Imaduddin has said that the central bank is conducting

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Austrian MPs’ Delegation Discusses Collaboration with UVAS

A delegation of parliamentarians from Austria called on University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and discussed the possibilities of collaboration between Austrian universities and the UVAS in livestock sector. The delegation comprised Mr Herbert Scheibner, Member of the Austrian Parliament and Former Minister of Defense, and Mr Gerhard Huber, also a Member of the Austrian Parliament,

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Seafood Export to Egypt down by 60 Percent

Pakistan has lost around 60 percent seafood export share on Egyptian market in the wake of escalating political crisis in Egypt since ouster of More

Image 01Energy Crisis, Security Top Priorities: Punjab Chief Minister

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that eradication of terrorism and overcoming energy crisis are top priorities of the government. The More

Image 01Mangroves for the Future Programme Contributing to Address Coastal Resources Management Issues in Pakistan

Tenth meeting of the National Coordinating Body (NCB) of  

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Universities Undertake Projects to Resolve Environmental Issues

Under the Higher Education Commission (HEC), universities are playing a pivotal role in resolving environmental issues in the country. In this regard, collaboration with leading American and British universities has been  established to undertake joint research projects throughout the country. Pollution in Pakistan is a major environmental and economic concern, growing hastily with the increase in population, mainly due to poor

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Climate Experts: Change Strategy Now

Meteorologists and environmentalists (Climate experts) had long seen heavy monsoon spells coming to Pakistan. The current downpour only confirmed what they had been

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Promotion of Forests Highlighted

The Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed has said that promotion to forests was the need of the hour and it is the only solution to avoid degradation of environment. The Divisional     

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Image 01Korean Envoy Calls for Economic, Social   Reforms in Pakistan

Ambassador of Republic of Korea, Dr Jong Hwan Song, said that the government of Korea would do its best for the development of Pakistan and the friendship relations between More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Image 01Good Agriculture Practices to Boost Exports

The National Technical Working Group (NTWG) on Fruit and Vegetable Pakistan has initiated implementation of Good Agriculture Practices (Global Gap), the worldwide standards, said a press release on

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Image 01Mangla Becomes Country’s Largest reservoir 

The raised Mangla Dam became the country’s biggest reservoir on Sunday when water storage in its lake rose to 6.65 million acre feet, surpassing 6.58MAF, the maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela Dam. “Water More

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Chimps in safari park kept in shocking conditions 

A pair of common chimpanzees confined to two small makeshift cages have been living in extremely filthy conditions for more than two weeks as work on their enclosure continued in the Safari Park A visit to More

Development of Agriculture Government’s Top Priority’ 

Minister for National Food and Security Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said agriculture development and provision of affordable and hygienic food to the people was government’s top priority. Before Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security Bosan said there were over 700,000 tubewells working throughout the country out of which 30 percent were running on electricity while the rest were operating through diesel. The Committee met under the Chairmanship of Syed Muzaffar

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Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants 

The Punjab government will set up large power plants in Karachi to produce 3,000 megawatts of electricity through coal. It will also set up four coal power plants at

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New Genus of Electric Fish Discovered in  Remote Guyana 

Electric eel doesn't stun prey: October 2013. A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international

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IRANIAN CHEETAHS THREATENED BY INCREASED POACHING  MAJOR CONFERENCE TO BE HELD 

Tehran will host National Conference of Iranian Cheetahs, organized by the ICS and Iran DoE on 5 October 2013. With various talks to be given by    

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World's Oceans in Much Worse State Than Previously Thought 

An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the

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