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Per acre wheat production can be doubled in Punjab: UAF VC FAISALABAD: University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan has said that per acre wheat production in Punjab can be doubled easily by adopting the recommendations of agricultural experts. Talking to the farmers' convention at Iqbal Auditorium as part of five-day UAF Rabi festival kicked off on Monday, he said the province was getting only 30 maunds wheat per acre against the potential of 70 maunds in every tehsil. He said that timely sowing of crops, adoption of best varieties, balanced usage of fertilizer, soil analysis and following the recommendation of agricultural experts were imperative to increase the agricultural yield and ensure the food security. He said the Kisan Package was a hallmark step that would address the woes of the farming community. Talking about the cotton, he said that Pakistan and India were producing 14 million bales each, a couple of years ago. But now, ...

OPV refusals not to be tolerated: Commissioner KARACHI: Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Monday said "Refusals" in administration of oral polio vaccine (OPV) will simply not be tolerated in any part of the metropolis."Be they the parents of concerned children, community members or influential of the area -- no one will be allowed to affect our efforts towards polio eradication," he told the meeting held to review the special OPV campaign that concluded in high risk union councils of Karachi ...

Governor appreciates sacrifices of tribesmen for motherland PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan appreciating the role of tribesmen for the peace in war against terrorism and said their sacrifices would always be remembered. Talking to a representative delegation of South Waziristan tribal elders led by Habib Ullah Khan at Governor's House on Monday, the Governor said that indeed tribal people have practically proved their inborn love for the motherland.On the occasion, the delegation apprised KP Governor of the problems and ...

Pakistan has over 7 million diabetic patients: Dr. Tayyab Badshah ISLAMABAD: Diabetes is a chronic disease and globally around 415 million people are suffering from it with more than seven million people in Pakistan.Dr. Tayyab Badshah, Consultant Endocrinologist Shifa International Hospital (SIH) informed that unfortunately half of its patients who die from it are under the age of 60 years.Around 86,000 children suffer from type-1 diabetes every year, he observed adding that diabetes can badly affect the eyes, brain, heart, kidneys and legs, he told ...

FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for Tuesday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to the programme issued by the company here on Monday, power supply from Arkana and Ali Pur feeders emanating from 132-KV Jaranwala grid station, Muneer Shaheed, Sufi Di Kothi and Lundianwala feeders originating from 132-KV Lundianwala grid station will remain suspended from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm while Jhang Bazaar feeder emanating ...

JBA rescinds membership of 21 lawyers FAISALABAD: Jaranwala Bar Association (JBA) on Monday rescinded membership of 21 lawyers on charges of nonpayment of fee, non-practice and non-professional behaviour.President JBA Tanveer Akhter Chaudhry said that their references had also been submitted before the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) for further action. He said the JBA had taken action on the instructions of PBC to scrutinize non-practicing and non-professional lawyers as these were taking shelter under the umbrella of JBA by getting membership but ...

Finance Minister grieved over death of Aali ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has expressed sorrow and grief over the sad demise of known poet and intellectual, Jamiluddin Aali.The Minister said the poetry rendered by Aali Jee depicted true national spirit,according to statement issued by Ministry of Finance,here on Monday.He also contributed immensely to prose. He will always be remembered for his great work in these two spheres as well as his interesting columns.The Minister in a message sympathised with the ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln