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Rs82 Billion plan initiated by Ministry to diminish rural poverty

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) revealed Rs82 billion plan for the agriculture sector on Wednesday, with the endeavor of better crop acquiesce, enhanced water competence, livestock and fisheries expansion, and formation of agro-markets in order to elevate small farmers and to diminish rural poverty. Sahibzada Mehbub Sultan, Minister for National Food Security and Research stated in a press conference regarding the detailed preparation which will be executed in the time span of almost…

US ambassador to meet finance minister, foreign ministry officials today

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has said US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Ambassador Alice Wells will visit Pakistan on Tuesday. FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said she would hold meetings with the senior officials of the foreign ministry to follow up on discussions held between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in September and October. "US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Alice…

Ministry seeks scholarship applications from minority students

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has asked the deserving minority students to submit applications for scholarship by Oct 14. Orphans, destitute, needy and poor minority students, having good educational record are eligible for scholarships for the financial year 2018-19, a ministry official said Thursday. The primary to professional level minority students of various government institutions, who passed the annual examinations during last one year can submit their applications to the…

Palestinian killed in Israeli strike in Gaza: ministry

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian was killed in an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the enclave's health ministry said, after Israel said one of its aircraft targeted a group allegedly launching balloons carrying firebombs. Three other people were wounded east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, the ministry said. A family member said the person killed was working as a border policeman in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave. Following the incident, Israel's army said Palestinians launched mortar shells at soldiers near…

Ministry of Water and Power to contribute to dams construction fund

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power has announced to contribute their salaries to the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dams fund in pursuant of the initiative by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The decision was made during a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Secretary Ministry of Water Resources attended by officers and staff of the ministry and the office of Chairman Federal Flood Commission. Secretary Water Resources volunteered to contribute his fifteen-day salary to the fund. Furthermore, all the officers (BS-17 and…