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March 23, 2018 12:00 AM Millions more hungry in 2017 amid famine, conflict, and numbers rising

ROME: Conflicts and climate disasters, particularly drought, drove the number of people facing crisis levels of hunger up by about 15 percent last year and the situation is getting worse, a report said on Thursday. Last year 124 million people in 51 countries faced crisis levels of hunger compared to 108 million people in 48 countries in 2016 and 80 million 1

March 23, 2018 12:00 AM Drone maker DJI seeking at least $500mln in pre-IPO funding

HONG KONG: China´s SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world´s largest maker of drones for consumers, is in talks with investors for at least $500 million in funding ahead of a planned stock market debut, people with knowledge of the matter said. DJI plans to expand into drones for sectors such as agriculture, energy, construction and for use in infrastructure

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Govt to fast-track rural transformation: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, deputy chairman planning commission, on Tuesday said efficient irrigation, innovative technology, agriculture diversification, and integration with urban centers were prerequisites for boosting rural economy. “A lot is needed to be done in the realm of rural transformation,” Aziz said addressing a workshop titled “Emerging Issues

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan offers zero duty on 6,000 items from China

ISLAMABAD: Without sharing the exact draft of proposed second phase of Pak-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with major stakeholders, including the FBR, Pakistan has offered zero duty on almost 6,000 tariff lines out of the total 7,000 that might jeopardise many major industries in Pakistan. The FBR has sternly opposed the revised FTA with China, arguing

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM News of FTA with China creates stir in Pak local industry

ISLAMABAD: The news that Pakistan is all set to finalise modalities for extending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China by March 2018 has raised alarm bells in local industry. To assuage their fears Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Affairs Miftah Ismail along with senior government officials met with the representatives of local industries on 15th March 2

March 13, 2018 12:00 AM IHF South and Central Asia Trophy: Pakistan record third straight win

KARACHI: Pakistan junior handball team romped to their third straight win when they beat minnows Maldives in a one-sided encounter of the International Handball Federation (IHF) South and Central Asia Trophy 2018 at the Agriculture University Faisalabad’s handball court on Monday. Pakistan juniors, who claimed bronze in the 2016 edition of the trophy 11

March 12, 2018 3:33 PM Pakistan looks forward to strengthen partnership with IAEA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said with decades of experience in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, Pakistan was ready to further strengthen partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency and contribute towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals worldwide. Talking to Director General of IAEA Yukiya 17

March 10, 2018 12:00 AM Banks asked to increase nonfarm loans in rural areas

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Privatisation Daniyal Aziz on Friday proposed amendments into a law to extend credit outreach of banking sector beyond agriculture sector. Aziz proposed amendment in ‘Loans for Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Purposes Act 1973’. “The minister stressed the need for revisiting the… act, which was restricted with only agriculture 7

March 8, 2018 12:00 AM Senate body says support price limbo may lead to sugar crisis

ISLAMABAD: Senate standing committee on national food security and research on Wednesday feared a bitter sugar crisis was likely in the making as minimum sugarcane support price issue remains unresolved to this point. “In view of the prevailing situation the sugarcane cultivation seems to take a hit as frustrated growers were highly likely to shift to other 8

March 7, 2018 12:00 AM US develops agricultural leaders

ISLAMABAD: US-funded workshop on youth engagement in agriculture kicked off on Tuesday. Three facilitators from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are conducting the three-day workshop this week to support Pakistan Water Dialogue and Soil Health and Fertility projects. A statement said the workshop uses the positive youth engagement model 12