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Farmers capacitated to use solar technology for drying of dates ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has built capacity in date growers to use solar technology for drying of dates by developing a Solar-cum-Gas Fired Date Dryer for the dehydration of dates.This system can reduce post-harvest losses and improve quality of dates, according to a statement received here on Wednesday.Five solar drying systems have been installed in Khairpur and Sukkur Region of Sindh Province at Pano Aquil, Pryalo, Pir Jo goth, Therhi and Hayyat Solangi in date production areas of Sindh.At these sites PARC also conducted training for local farmers to use and maintenance of these systems to get benefit from this technology to increase their production as well as to produce quality dates.The farmers' capacity building programme would help to increase capability and understanding of the farmers to equip themselves with proper drying techniques of dates for upcoming seasons.The farmers can also use this system to dry other fruits. ...

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Work on new electricity feeder starts in Lower Dir ISLAMABAD: Construction work on new feeder of electricity in Talash area of district Lower Dir has been started to curb electricity problem of locals.The project will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs27.8 million and with the completion of the new project and 19-km long transmission line, the problem of low voltage would be overcome in the area, reported a private news channel.New feeders have been approved for Timergara and Adeenzai while new power ...

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Govt determined to provide best telecom facilities: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman said on Tuesday that the government was determined to provide telecom facilities to every nook and corner of the country."As per the directive of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Universal Service Funds (USF) funds would be used to provide best telecom services to remote areas with transparency," she said while taking to PTV.She said the amount of Universal Service Funds (USF) was spent under ...

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PITB to digitalize Sindh Police The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) is all set to bring the Sindh police in the digital age, as it will provide its software to the Sindh government, in order to bring reforms in the police department.Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif said in a statement that the following initiative is being taken on the instructions Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif.The local media reported earlier, that Sindh Chief Secretary Siddique Memon has written a letter to ...

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Services trade deficit narrows 10.93pc ISLAMABAD: The country's services' trade deficit narrowed by 10.93 per cent during the first 11 months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.According to the latest data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) here, the services' trade deficit during July-May (2015-16) was recorded at $2.217 billion compared to the deficit of $2.489 billion witnessed during July-May (2014-15).The imports into the country during the period under review declined ...

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Korean group keen to instal 100 MW solar plant near Karachi KARACHI: A Korean group Hansol Technics Ltd, has shown interest to install a 100 Megawatt solar PV power plant near Karachi.A statement of the organization said here on Friday that their local representative Ehsanullah Sheriff has submitted relevant papers to Secretary Energy, Government of Sindh.It said that the application supporting documents consists of proforma duly filled in, Hansol Technics Profile, its financial report of 2013-14 to 2015-16 and letter of authorization of local representatives.The statement ...

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PPL announces discovery at Hadi X-1A, Gambat South Block KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has announced gas discovery at its exploration well at Hadi, in district Sanghar, an official announced here on Friday.He said that PPL, the operator of Gambat South Block with 65 percent working interest (WI) along with its joint venture partners, Government Holdings Private Limited and Asia Resources Oil Limited with 25 percent and 10 percent WI, respectively has announced a gas discovery at its exploration well Hadi X-1A located in ...