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World News: Pakistan
Pakistan | 3 April 2015
Ban to change agriculture land into real-estate business demanded

There should be a proper mechanism to discourage conversion of agriculture lands into real-estate business and construction of residential and commercial facilities. Agriculture scientists on last ...


Pakistan | 17 March 2015
Pakistan's farmers find huge potato crop a curse

For Nadir Shah, potatoes have been a blessing – and also a curse. Two years ago, as increasingly extreme weather battered his wheat crop, the 34-year-old mountain farmer turned to growing potatoes,...


Pakistan | 13 February 2015
Pakistani farmers struggle to switch to solar powered pumps

Arshad Khan recently converted his diesel-operated water pump to solar energy to save money on his monthly diesel bill. He grows wheat, vegetables, peanuts and sugar-cane on his 18 hectare farm in Att...


Pakistan | 13 January 2015
Pakistani farmers oppose duty-free imports from India

Pakistani farmers are up in arms again, this time against increasing duty-free imports of agricultural commodities from India. Local farmers claim that Indian agricultural subsidy is well over $100...


Pakistan | 28 December 2014
CM vows to protect farmers’ interests

A delegation of Pakistan Kisan Ittehad, led by its central president Khalid Mehmood Khokhar, met Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday and thanked him for resolving problems of farmers...


Pakistan | 20 November 2014
Agriculture is backbone of Pakistan’s economy

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that agriculture is the backbone of the Pakistan’s economy and the government is taking steps to provide support to this important sector. He was chairing a mee...


Pakistan | 19 November 2014
Islamabad lifts ban on livestock imports

The Ministry of Commerce has lifted the ban on livestock imports from countries affected by BSE (Mad Cow Disease), turning Pakistan into a large market for many farmlands. The ever-growing corporat...


Pakistan | 3 October 2014
Dairy producers need to address careful balancing act

The dairy products producers in both developed and emerging dairy markets such as Pakistan need to address the careful balancing act required to ensure sustainable business success. Releasing 7th D...


Pakistan | 24 September 2014
Congo virus: Livestock Dept ordered to spray cattle markets

Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique on Tuesday directed the Health Department and the Livestock Department to take steps to prevent the outbreak of Congo fever. He was chairin...


Pakistan | 28 July 2014
Dairy industry cost on the rise

Facing five-day gas closure and up to 10hours daily power breakdowns, the Pakistan Dairy Association has asked the government to take measures on war footing to overcome the ongoing worst energy crisi...


Pakistan | 23 July 2014
Draft agriculture income tax law ready

A draft law to bring reforms in existing agriculture income tax collection and related laws has suggested seven tax slabs for the assessment of farm income between Rs400,000 and Rs6 million or above a...


Pakistan | 9 June 2014
Livestock, dairy farming backbone of economy, says Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that livestock and dairy farming sector is the backbone of national economy and it can be strengthened with the co-operation of private sector. H...


Pakistan | 2 June 2014
Plan afoot to ensure 100% vaccination of livestock

The Punjab Livestock and dairy development department has decided to take solid and result oriented steps to ensure 100% vaccination of livestock in the province. The effort is aimed at increasing ...


Pakistan | 28 May 2014
Pakistan soymeal imports soar, with poultry growth

Pakistan is on the verge of becoming a major importer of soymeal, thanks to the country's surging poultry production and the modernisation of its dairy industry, boosting feed demand. The country's...


Pakistan | 13 May 2014
Regulatory system urged for GM crops

The country is heading for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops, in the absence of a strong regulatory system, trained staff and well-equipped laboratory to deal with the issues involv...


Pakistan | 17 March 2014
Investments in livestock sector can help alleviate poverty

He was speaking at a symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (FVS) at the UAF. Khan said the clinics would offer modern medical facilities for agr...


Pakistan | 17 February 2014
Damaged wheat cannot be used for human consumption

Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that damaged wheat can only be used for making animals and birds feed and it is not for human consumption. This he said while presiding o...


Pakistan | 29 December 2013
2013 worst year for poultry sector

In last 50 years, outgoing year 2013 has proved to be the worst year for poultry industry as average sale price of chicken during this calendar year remained Rs15 less than the cost of production, tra...


Pakistan | 29 October 2013
Farmers using harmful chemical fertilizers to be punished

If you are farmer and using chemical fertilizers for crops, then beware. The government has warned to take strong action against those farmers using harmful chemical fertilizers that have extensive ef...


Pakistan | 27 September 2013
Government to support poultry industry in enhancing exports

The government is committed to resolve the issues of poultry industry and enhance export of halal processed food to Muslim countries as poultry sector can play an important role in uplifting of our ec...


Pakistan | 4 September 2013
Poultry processors in hot water

The demand and production of poultry and its meat in Pakistan are on the rise primarily because of high prices of mutton and beef and people becoming cautious about consuming fatty meat. With this,...


Pakistan | 28 August 2013
Floods devastate kharif crops on 400,000 acres

Causing billions of rupees loss to the national economy, the floods have fully damaged the kharif crops on 400,000 acres in 31 districts of Punjab, it is learnt. As per the estimates of the Punjab ...


Pakistan | 21 August 2013
Livestock: All efforts being made to eradicate diseases, says minister

The Federal Government will undertake all necessary steps to assist provincial governments in eradicating animal diseases particularly PPR and Foot and Mouth disease in livestock. Federal Minister ...


Pakistan | 2 August 2013
Pakistan eyes biggest wheat imports in five years

Pakistan is set to become a net wheat importer this year with purchases climbing to the highest in five years after delayed planting and reduced fertiliser use hit domestic output and drove up local p...


Pakistan | 29 July 2013
Firms pitch GM crops in Pakistan

Three multinational companies and a number of national firms have approached the Ministry of Food Security seeking licences to grow genetically-modified (GM) crops in Pakistan. A senior federal gov...


Pakistan | 1 July 2013
Pakistan: MTL achieves sale of 32,000 tractors

Despite of poor economic conditions prevailing in the year 2012-13, Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) achieved the sale of 32,000 tractors. Thus, MTL continues to be the market leader by grabbing 65 perce...


Pakistan | 28 June 2013
Cattle eviction campaign starts

The district administration launched a massive campaign against keeping cattle in banned 121 urban union councils of City District Government Lahore and detained as many as 273 buffalos during an oper...


Pakistan | 28 June 2013
Flood threats: 56,880 cattle vaccinated

Cattle in riverine areas are being vaccinated, District Officer (Livestock) Dr Muhammad Yaqoob Anjum said on Thursday. The campaign that started on June 15, will continue till December 3. He sai...


Pakistan | 12 June 2013
PPP govt misses crucial agriculture target

Pakistan has missed the growth target for the agriculture sector, which grew only 3.3% against the target of 4.1% set for the ongoing fiscal year 2012-13. The growth rate is even less than last fiscal...


Pakistan | 10 June 2013
Cattle productivity 800% lower despite largest population

With largest animal population on the globe, the average productivity of cattle in Pakistan is about 800 per cent lower than the world’s normal ratio of 9,000 liter per annum, as country’s milking cap...