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Pakistan earns respect through a successful foreign policy: Shibli Faraz | Instant News


16:21 | November 28, 2020

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcast Senator Shibli Faraz Saturday said that because of the government’s effective and dynamic foreign policy, the country is considered an important player at the international level.

Responding to a press conference at the Kohat Press Club, the Minister of Information said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and approach on national and international issues has earned the state respect.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan always met with foreign leaders on an equal basis and never compromised with the dignity of the nation and state.

Shibli Faraz said that the Prime Minister is working hard and regularly holds cabinet meetings with the sole aim of strengthening the national economy and solving people’s problems.

He said the government had launched various social welfare programs such as the Ehsaas Card and Healthy Insaf where one million rupiah would be given to each family for medical treatment.

The minister said that the world community appreciated Pakistan’s approach and strategy during the first wave of the coronavirus.

“Our strategy to protect people’s lives and livelihoods was successful in the first wave of the pandemic,” he said.

He said it was the government’s priority to reduce inflation, adding that due to the government’s effective measures, the prices of basic edible commodities had been reduced over the past few days.

According to the Minister of Finance, the government has provided incentives to industries to increase exports and create more jobs in various sectors.

He said the previous government had neglected the southern district of Khyber Pakthtunkhwa, but the current PTI government had launched a major construction project and built road infrastructure to allay the sense of deprivation among the people in the area.

The minister said he was personally speaking with relevant officials to address the low gas pressure in Kohat, adding that the gas problem would be resolved in a few days.


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Organic Thanksgiving and Soybean Exports to Brazil | Instant News

Organic Thanksgiving and Soybean Exports to Brazil

From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with you

Agribusiness Renewal.

** The pandemic-related effects have transformed the supply and demand for timber, sending prices to record highs.

Analysts say wood production is slowing due to stay-at-home guidelines and social distancing affecting factories.

At the same time, more wood has been purchased for home improvement work and expansion projects.

The price of timber has fallen sharply since mid-September, but remains higher than the previous record set in 2018.

** Carrots, potatoes, lettuce, onions and tomatoes were among the top 10 categories by volume in the third quarter Organic Production Performance Report.

thepacker.com reports that when the weather is cold and food preparation turns to a more delicious meal, organic vegetables are likely to play an important role.

Thanksgiving has traditionally been a big event for certain organic produce items, but Brian Peixoto, sales manager of California-based Lakeside Organic Gardens, said it’s uncertain what conditions will be like this year because of COVID-19.


** The US grain export terminal near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has loaded about 38,000 tonnes of US soybeans for shipment to Brazil.

That’s unusual, according to agweb.com, because Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of soybeans and hardly ever needs imports.

But this year, Brazilian farmers have sold large volumes to major importers of China, leaving little for domestic consumption and that has led to higher prices for Brazilian meat feeding and packaging operations, and contributed to food inflation.



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‘The telecommunications sector can generate jobs’ | Instant News

KARACHI: The telecommunications sector can generate abundant job opportunities and drive business activities through innovative solutions, said a statement quoted by officials from the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), as said on Monday.

Exchanging views with the Jazz Mobilink Business team during his visit to KCCI, KCCI President M Shariq Vohra underlined the need to make collective efforts so that end users, especially those from the business and industrial communities, can benefit from innovative solutions.

The KCCI and Mobilink Jazz teams also discussed the important features of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), which will soon be signed between the two organizations to enhance cooperation.


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PCIC decided to launch a project to generate electricity from waste in Karachi | Instant News

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who chaired the second meeting of the Provincial Coordination & Implementation Committee (PCIC) on Friday, decided to launch a waste-to-electricity project in Karachi for which the necessary steps would be taken at the earliest.

The meeting was attended by provincial ministers Nasir Shah and Awais Qadir Shah, Karachi Corps Commander Humayun Aziz, Main Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah, GOC Major General Karachi Aqeel, P & D Chair Muhammad Waseem, PSCM Sajid jamal Abro, Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani Administrator, Commissioner Sohail Rajput, Transport Secretary Shariq Ahmed, Regional Government Secretary Najam Shah, Managing Director of KWSB Asadullah and others.

The issue of removing garbage from Karachi was discussed at the meeting which stated that of the 15 waste removal posts, only six were operating. The meeting agreed on the resurrection or reconstruction of six more waste removal posts.

The meeting was informed that the TPA will be filled soon; therefore, a power plant might be installed to consume the waste collected from the city. Generating electricity from garbage not only burns garbage but also saves landfills.

The meeting decided to draw up a plan to generate electricity from the waste collected from the city at the earliest. Companies interested in the project can be invited to submit their proposals.

Storm drains

The meeting was told that the survey of the five nullah (rainwater channels) had been completed. Gujjar Nullah is 13.5 kilometers long by 210 feet wide as per the master plan, and 5,961 households, 41,581 individuals and 2,412 commercial units were erected along its embankments.

The Orangi Nullah are 12.5 kilometers long, and 100 to 150 feet wide, and 4,480 households, 27,000 individual settlements and 380 factories were erected along the embankments. Likewise, Mahmoodabad Nullah is 4.1 kilometers long, 100-200 feet wide, and has 1,049 households, 5,900 individual settlements and 156 commercial settlements along its embankments.

The Malir River is 30 kilometers long and 1,700-2,000 meters wide, and has 1,996 households, and 12,336 settlements / encroachments. The Lyari River is the longest river with a length of 50 kilometers, and a width of 300-500 feet according to the master plan.

The meeting was informed that the NED University of Engineering & Technology is conducting a survey with a frame of reference to analyze the width and capacity of 44 major rainwater channels in the city, a survey of nullahs with a number of physical structures, and mapping with the aid of drones and outlines of encroached land . During the meeting it was informed that the survey of the five prophets had been completed and that other work would be completed on November 15, 2020.

Technical studies

In Phase-II, a hydrological and hydraulic modeling survey of the drainage system will be carried out.

Under the survey, de-marking the existing drainage network, modeling tools for measuring the expected flow in the area, the cross-sectional details of the nullahs that will be used to assess the section capacity to meet the flow will be carried out. .

The chief minister said an ideal cross section would be proposed for each water channel based on terrain and flow models for current and future improvements, and a best management plan for the drainage network to reduce the risk of urban flooding would be prepared.

Green line

The meeting discussed a proposal to purchase electric buses for the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System being built in Karachi. The bus may be operated by a private operator. The meeting also established a schedule for various tasks for project completion, including KMC’s repair of 106 roads.


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The Burraq UIT project can generate electricity from rainwater channels | Instant News

KARACHI: The Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) future electrical engineer has designed a project that could significantly help alleviate Karachi’s electricity woes by sharing the load with K-Electric, the city’s only electricity supplier.

Taking a major in power, Saad Sarmad, 22, Zafeer Ahmed, 23, Abdullah Ali, 23, and Malik Muhammad, 23, have come up with cost-effective and low maintenance power generation and distribution equipment, named Burraq, for the final-year project.

The Burraq can generate up to 1,000 watts of water from the city’s different rainwater channels. Their supervisor Prof. Dr Abdul Qadir believes this project can generate more energy with more powerful equipment.

The quartet wanted to do something about electricity generation and distribution, so they looked for different sources of power, like wind and sun, but decided to do something with water because it seemed to be available all the time.

“We have designed a power generation device that is portable and highly effective for household use,” said Sarmad in an interview with The News. “The equipment is for running to the river,” explained Prof. Qadir.

It is only used in Canada for electricity production. “But they have a different technology and they built it in 12 years, while we did it in four months at a cost of Rs150,000,” said Ahmed.

The project is funded by the Ignite National Technology Fund. As the project has gone beyond its design and testing stages, Prof Qadir pointed out, construction costs will now be reduced to around Rs 50,000.

The four young men ran from pole to post to give their designs a physical shape. From the Ranchore Line to Lalu Khet and Sher Shah, Muhammad said, they went to every corner of the city to get the best rates from welders. “They only do the welding, while the design and mold dimensions are done by us.”

The Burraq has small turbine blades made of aluminum. It has a motor in the center, which is a power generator. At the bottom they attach a stand. “The unique selling point is its light weight and portability,” said Sarmad.

According to Prof Qadir, the project was originally designed for Nehr-e-Khayyam in the Boat Basin area of ​​the city. Shahid Abdullah, the leading architect of the People and Nature Initiative who is leading the restoration of rainwater channels, is also involved in the project.

“If only the equipment designed by these students were installed at Nehr-e-Khayyam, it could generate electricity for two to three restaurants in the Boat Basin,” said the supervisor, adding that it could ultimately save KE power at a “very nominal expense. “.

Hub Channel Test

The students have successfully tested the Burraq on the Hub Canal, where the water flows 1.6 cubic meters per second, which is roughly 45 cusecs.


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