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‘UVAS trying to raise academic and research activities’

‘UVAS trying to raise academic and research activities’

LAHORE – The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) is making all out efforts to raise academic and research activities to compete with international standards, UVAS VC Dr Nawaz said on Saturday. He was addressing the concluding session of a three-day internship orientation workshop for DVM final year students, organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the seminar hall.
Faculty of Veterinary Science Dean Dr Nasim Ahmad, Faculty of Bio Sciences Dean Dr Ijaz

Minister urges agri research drive

LAHORE – Agricultural scientists should become acquainted with the latest innovations as the world as detailed information has becoming increasingly easy to access. This was stated by Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Minister for Agriculture Punjab while addressing agricultural scientists at Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad.
The minister in his address highlighted the importance of agriculture sector in strengthening national economy and added that government is

Olive oil not the healthiest around, says latest research

LAHORE – Which is the healthiest cooking oil? The common reply to this question will be olive oil. Most people believe that the best quality olive oil available in the market is virgin or extra virgin olive oil, but scientific research belies this myth.
According to the latest research, when virgin olive oil is heated above 177 degrees centigrade, it produces toxic byproducts in the form of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which worsen both taste and the nutritive value.

MINFA directed to conduct more domestic cotton research

ISLAMABAD – Expressing dissatisfaction over the state of cotton research, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture on Friday directed the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFA) to pursue an indigenous cotton research programme, instead of looking on the United States to help in this regard.
The meeting of the committee was held under the chairmanship of Javed Iqbal Warriach. MINFA officials briefed the committee that the government was aiming to increase cotton

LCCI and PBIT collaborate on research

LAHORE – The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) will conduct joint economic, sectoral and country-specific studies in a bid to formulate a joint action plan for attracting new investment in the province.
The decision was taken at a meeting between LCCI President Shahzad Ali Malik and PBIT CEO Sadaat Muzaffar. LCCI Director General (Research and Development) Dr Amjad Bashir was also present in the meeting.
Both

Ministry stresses research to avert future disasters

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry for Environment’s Core Group on Climate Change held its meeting on Wednesday with Secretary for Environment, Muhammad Javaid Malik in the chair.
Issues pertaining to climate change were deliberated and former state minister for environment Malik Amin Aslam gave a presentation on National Environment and Economic Development and highlighted environmental situation of the country and its impact on the economy. Participants also gave recommendations and

Wynne visits research centre

ISLAMABAD – Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Khalid Shameem Wynne on Tuesday visited the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM).
“CJCSC was briefed about the ongoing projects and the facilities at the commission.
He also visited various research and development facilities and lauded the dedication and efforts of engineers and scientists working at NESCOM for development in diverse fields,” said an ISPR statement.

PARB and REAP team up for rice research

LAHORE: Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB), Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) and Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have teamed up to promote research and development and determine the future agenda for rice exports from Pakistan.
To encourage coordination between the bodies, a meeting was held here in PARB’s auditorium on Friday. The international rice market, prospects of increasing rice exports and international standards were major topics on

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