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Oxfam in Pakistan Commemorates World Food Day Towards Zero Hunger

ISLAMABAD :  Oxfam in Pakistan along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP), Federal Minister NFS&R Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Secretary NSFR Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), celebrated World Food Day to raise awareness about food insecurity and working towards a zero hunger Pakistan by 2030. This year’s theme was “Our ...

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ADB approves $100m to address water shortages in Balochistan

 KARACHI: The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan to address chronic water shortages and increase earnings on farms in Balochistan. The ‘Balochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project’ will focus on improving irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in the Zhob and Mula river basins. “Agriculture accounts for almost two-thirds of Balochistan’s economic output and employs 60% of ...

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Steps being taken for betterment of agriculture in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Steps are being taken for betterment of agriculture sector in Balochistan for the sake of enhancing production of food grains in the province. A spokesman of Provincial Agriculture Department said that the existing agriculture training institute in Quetta is being strengthened at a cost of 500 million rupees, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that a special programme has been ...

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Engro Foods participates in Turbat Festival to celebrate Baloch heritage

TURBAT:A major contributor to the landscape of Pakistan, Engro Foods showcased its presence at the Frontiers Corps Festival held to honor the Baloch heritage at the Kech Stadium, Turbat. As a responsible stakeholder in the country, Engro Foods has always been an advocate of cultural promotion across the country. The festival highlighted the heritage and culture of Baloch community. The ...

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Letter: Agriculture sector needs more promotion

Agriculture holds great significance for Pakistan. Pakistan has great potential of agriculture as the agriculture sector is very important at national and international level.   Agricultural is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy and is contributing 25% to Gross Domestic Product.  Agriculture sector plays a vital role in the economic development of a country. It is confirmed and supported by the fact ...

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30000 Tube Wells In Balochistan To Be Converted To Solar Power

ISLAMABAD: The federal government and the Balochistan government agreed to take immediate actions, within a month, for the installation of 30,000 solar tube-wells by replacing the existing conventional ones. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Power Division Minister Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari under special instructions by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The meeting was attended by ...

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Construction of (First Phase) of Kachhi Canal Completed

QUETTA: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Pakistan has announcement that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Kachhi Canal (First Phase) in the second week of September. According to WAPDA press release, following completion of the project, WAPDA Thursday has started filling water in the 363-kilometer long main canal from the head regulator located at Taunsa Barrage to test the ...

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Declining Date Palm Produce in Panjgur Questions Govt Responsibility

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area with comparatively lesser population is not only replete with natural resources of Gas, Gold, Copper, silver, oil and other mine and minerals but according to agricultural experts it is gifted with four agro-ecological zones for a unique environment for the production of a great variety of ...

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