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Women’s role vital in country’s uplift: Dr Firdous

DASKA – Federal Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and philanthropists to come forward and establish educational institutions in the neglected areas of the country.
Addressing the annual prize-distribution of a school in village Sherpur, the minister revealed that a “sasta bazaar” would soon be started in the district where women would run their own businesses exclusively. Dr Firdous said that women could play a vital role

Ponting’s advice vital, says Clarke

DHAKA – Australia’s new captain Michael Clarke says he will count on his predecessor Ricky Ponting’s advice in a one-day series against Bangladesh starting in Dhaka on Saturday. “Ricky’s advice has always been very helpful to me whether that was when I was his vice-captain or now as the captain,” Clarke told reporters on Friday.
“I have certainly said openly to Ricky that everybody in the team will continue to need his knowledge of the game and me definitely. His knowledge is

‘Biotechnology vital for rapid agricultural development’

KARACHI – The use of biotechnology approach is vital for rapid agricultural development and healthcare in the country, said University of Karachi’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Director Dr M Iqbal Choudhary on Friday.
“The potential of biotech crops for the future is enormous,” he said while delivering a lecture at the ICCBS. He further said that droughts and floods are predicted to become more prevalent and severe as country faces new

Aesthetic appeal of kinnow vital to boosting exports

ISLAMABAD – The enhancement of the aesthetic appeal of the Pakistani citrus (kinnow) and proper production techniques are need of the hour to boost its presence on the international market. There is also a need to augment technical knowledge and post-harvest handling and storage procedures. Pakistan earns millions of dollars every year through the export of kinnow but blemishes in the final product are a major area for concern, impeding its exports, particularly to European Union (EU)

Roads vital for development, prosperity, says Qaim

KARACHI – Roads play a vital role in the development and prosperity of any country, and the present government is paying full attention to the construction, repair and renovation of Sindh’s essential roads, said Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House on Tuesday.
Presiding over the fifth meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Policy Board as the board’s chairman, Shah said that by initiating various projects under public-private partnership, the provincial government