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Govt to focus on improving cotton seed quality | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: A ministerial meeting on cotton cultivation decided on Wednesday to encourage the companies providing seed technology to introduce their cotton seeds in Pakistan and stressed the need for adopting measures to protect the farmers from fake seeds. The meeting, chaired by National Food Security Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema, was …

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Govt opens purse to appease allies | The Express Tribune

ISLAMBAD: In total disregard for the evolving flood catastrophe, the government has included four dozen new projects worth Rs78 billion in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) seemingly to appease the coalition partners and diverted Rs23 billion to finance these schemes. The PML-N-led coalition government rushed through the approval process …

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PTA announces free voice calls in flood-hit areas | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Saturday announced that all voice calls in flood-hit areas across Pakistan will now be free for consumers. The PTA statement added that Cellular Mobile Operators (CMO) have decided to offer free-of-cost voice calls to facilitate flood victims. “CMOs will provide free voice calls …

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‘Pakistan wants to forge closer economic, trade linkages with US’ | The Express Tribune

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that Pakistan wanted to forge closer economic and trade linkages with the United States, a statement issued by Foreign Office stated. He expressed these views while meeting senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly’s session on …

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