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Environmental pollution: Farmers warned against stubble burning

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LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khurshid on Friday said that to mitigate the effects of smog, farmers should avoid burning of crop residual, rice stubble burning etc. The farmers should mix the crop residual into the soil through deep plough. Wasif Khurshid disclosed that this year agriculture department will monitor and report burning of rice […]

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Sindhi & Urdu versions of Entomology books launched

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Sindhi and Urdu versions of two books on Entomology translated by Dr Imran Khatri, have been launched by Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Dr Mujeeb Sahrai. Speaking to a launching ceremony held at his office on Wednesday, the vice chancellor said that agriculture is a main source of poor people to support their […]

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Brick kiln workers: Sindh government urged to bring wages on par with Punjab’

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Civil society representatives and members of the Rural Workers Group (RWG) on Wednesday urged the Sindh government to bring the wages for brick kiln workers on par with Punjab’s. The wage rate for making 1000 bricks in Punjab is fixed at Rs 962 whereas in Sindh the rate for the same work is only Rs […]

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Climate change: LHC summons report of commission’s meeting

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) sought a report on Monday on the meeting of the commission formed to address climate change till November 19. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah issued the order while hearing a petition filed by Asghar Leghari. When hearing resumed on Monday, a representative of the Law Ministry informed the court that they […]

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Conservation: ‘Raise awareness on citizen engagement’

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FAISALABAD: “Raising awareness among citizens on the role they play in destroying the environment is the need of the hour,” Environment Protection Agency District Officer Shaukat Hayat said on Friday. He said the world population was estimated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. “We will need more planets like earth if we fail to protect […]

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Agriculture, fishery workers to get labour laws benefits

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KARACHI: Sindh govt has decided to extend all relevant benefits of labour laws to the workers associated with agriculture sector and fisheries respectively. Workers associated with the two sectors are soon to be recognised as formal workers, through a policy document that would also be made part of the provincial legislation. He said a draft […]

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