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Agricultural production can be improved through mechanized farming: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need to adopt modern technology in agriculture sector to increase per acre yield. Addressing an award ceremony of Rice Exporters Association in Karachi, he said that agricultural production could be improved through mechanized farming and better agriculture policy. The president suggested establishing 'seed bank' to provide quality seeds to the growers for better crop. He said shortage of agricultural water was the main problem which could be resolved by using…

Motorcycle production up 15.44pc to over 2.650 million units

ISLAMABAD: The production of motorcycles during the first eleven months of fiscal year (2017-18) increased by 15.44 percent as against the corresponding period of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. As many as 2,650,233 motorcycle were manufactured during July-May (2017-18) against the output of 2,295,846  during July-May (2016-17), showing growth of 15.44 percent, the latest PBS production data revealed. The production of cars and jeeps witnessed 20.10 percent increase during the period under…

Rising crime pushes bulletproof car production to record

MEXICO CITY: Historic levels of violent crime in Mexico have sparked a record increase in the country’s car-armoring business, with an industry group predicting a double-digit jump in the number of vehicles bulletproofed this year. There were more than 25,000 murders across Mexico last year, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data show, with 2018 on track to be even worse. That insecurity will help drive a 10 percent rise in car-armoring services this year to 3,284 cars, above the previous…