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1.1mn tons Kinnow yield expected SARGODHA: Almost 1.1 million tons kinnow produce is expected from the district this year.Talking to this scribe, Director Citrus Research Institute Altaf-ur-Rehamn said here on saturday that kinnow of Sargodha district was the best among citrus production which was being exported to almost thirty six countries.He said that although the yield was affected badly due to scab disease to kinnow plants due to floods and rains but modern methods are being used by the Citrus Research Institution to get maximum kinnow produce.As many as 222,000 acres of land had been brought under kinnow cultivation in the district, he added.Altaf said that seedless, disease resistant and a variety of various other kinds have been introduced by the institution to get maximum yield.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Nation united to root out menace of terrorism: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the nation was united to rootout the menace of terrorism from the country.He said during a meeting here on Saturday with chief of Jamiat Ulema e Islam, Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his residence, condemning the suicide attack on JUI-F rally in Quetta.He said that the backbone of terrorists network has been broken and they were on the run way. The minister said ...

Wheat growers urged to sow recommended varieties MULTAN: Wheat production could be yield by sowing recommended wheat varieties by the agriculture department at proper time, said agriculture information spokesperson.According to a handout issued by the agriculture department here on Saturday, the agriculture information spokesperson advised wheat growers of irrigated areas to start sowing of wheat varieties Lasani-2008, Faisalabad- 2008, RE-2011, Punjab-2011 and Millat-2011 from Ist Nov and could be sowed by Dec-10.Similarly, proper time of sowing of wheat variety Aas2011 would start ...

Laptops distributed among UoS students SARGODHA: The first installment of the Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme has been distributed among talented and capable students of the University of Sargodha (UoS).Almost 688 laptops were handed over to students in the first phase in a ceremony held at the varsity campus.Similarly, in the second phase, almost 342 laptops would be distributed among students on October 27.Director Quality Enhancement Dr. Muhammad Bashir said laptops were provided to students of BS, MA, MPhil and PhD ...

FESCO issues shutdown notice FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued a shutdown notice for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to the notice issued by the company, power supply from Al-Habib feeder emanating from 132-KV Jaranwala grid station will remain suspended from 8 am to 1 pm while Bagh feeder originating from 132-KV Jhang-1 grid station will observe shutdown from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday (October 26).Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

Govt, mulling over comprehensive strategy for anti-polio: Ayesha Raza ISLAMABAD: Focal Person of anti- polio programme, Ayesha Raza Farooq said that existence of polio cases in the country is a great cause of concern.Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said that 80 to 90 percent cases have been reported from the troubled areas where polio campaign is difficult to be run.She said that Pakistan is the only country where security forces, police and polio workers render sacrifices.Responding to a question, she said that despite challenges, ...

90pc polio cases are found in militancy-hit areas: Altaf Mohsin ISLAMABAD: National Consultant of Polio Program Altaf Mohsin said 90 percent polio cases are reported from areas where law and order situation is worsened and parents do not let polio teams to administer polio vaccines to their children.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that effective measures have to be taken for complete eradication of the polio virus.Responding to a question, Altaf Mohsin said that polio workers are being attacked in different parts of the country ...


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