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Bosan vows to promote agricultural research, transfer of technology ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFSR) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Thursday said that top priority of the government was to promote the agriculture research and transfer of technology to benefit the small farmers for food security in the country.While talking to media on the inauguration ceremony of "Salage Baling Machine" in PARC headquarters, Sikandar Bosan said the use of latest agricultural technology and innovation will increase farm profitability to the benefit of farmers and will also ensure food security for the country.The ceremony was also attended by Secretary MNFSR Seerat Asghar, Chairman PARC,Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and other senior agriculture scientist.Bosan also stressed the need to modernize agricultural infrastructure to achieve integrated development of agriculture, livestock, and fisheries.The minister stated that such an efficient mechanism should be established that ensures the reaching of modern agricultural research results to the doorstep of farmers.He asked that Pakistan Agricultural ...

PML-N accommodates Rashid, Sherpao, Ejazul Haq in electoral reforms committee ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chief Coordinator Muhammad Siddiq-ul-Farooq said that PML-N accommodated Sheikh Rashid, Aftab Ahmed Sherpao and Muhammad Ejazul Haq in the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms despite having majority to keep 15 of its members.The PML-N government showed goodwill gesture by voluntarily reducing its representation on the committee to 12 to accommodate three more opposition legislators, he said while talking to APP on Thursday.Siddiq-ul-Farooq said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) despite having ...
Imran Khan not aware of national interests: Saddiq ul Farooq ISLAMABAD: Elimination of terrorism from the society is such a big task that whole nation have to act rationally and responsibly without indulging in blame game and politicizing the issue, PML-N leader Saddiq ul Farooq said here Thursday.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that Imran Khan has no idea of national interests, responsibilities and morality. He has only one agenda and that is criticizing Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the sake of criticisms.He was ...
President urges nation to reject anarchist elements KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain, emphasizing the continuity of democratic process for development of country, Wednesday urged the nation to reject anarchist elements who wanted to obstruct the progress of the country.He was talking to former Secretary General of Communist Party, Prof. Jamal Naqvi, who called on the president here.The president said that people were aware of those elements who were creating problems for the nation and they also know that who are capable to resolve ...
President summons NA session on Aug.4 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned session of the National Assembly to meet on Monday (August 4) at 1600 hours at the Parliament House.The President has summoned the session in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution, said a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Formation of electoral reforms committee lauded ISLAMABAD: Political leaders and analysts have lauded formation of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms as step in the right direction.Talking to Radio Pakistan, they expressed the confidence that the Committee would succeed in removing drawbacks of the electoral system through parliamentary mechanism.Former Deputy Speaker and leader of the PPP Faisal Karim Kundi said it augurs well to find solutions to the problems through collective will.ANP leader Ilyas Bilour said PTI is hammering the issue ...
Wassan for national harmony in country KARACHI: Manzoor Hussain Wassan, Sindh Minister for prisons, anti corruption, and minerals and mines developments said on Tuesday 14th August is the day of independence and it should not be spoiled with spreading speculations.While talking to delegations at his office, he said federal government should demonstrate political wisdom, and political powers should also adopt unity and harmony.He said if the demands of Imran khan for vote verification in four constituencies were accepted earlier, the situation ...


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