When Lahore-Islamabad motorway was opened to public traffic?

A. 1995
B. 1996
C. 1997
D. 1998

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 1997 

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The M-2 motorway (also called Lahore-Islamabad motorway) in Pakistan, connecting Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Lahore. The motorway is 375 km long and located entirely in Punjab. The M-2 was conceived by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his first term(1990–1993) and later inaugurated on November 26, 1997.

Presently, Pakistan has 78 sugar mills out of which 32 are located in the province of:

A. Sindh
B. Punjab
C. KPK
D. Balochistan

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Sindh

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Sugar industry is an important contributor to our GNP. At the time of independence in 1947, Pakistan had only two sugar mills. 76 sugar mills are in operation out of 78 with an installed capacity of around 0.3 million TCD (tons of cane crushing per day). 38 mills (48.7%) are located in Punjab and 32 mills (40%) are located in Sindh.

In which year, Mangla Dam became operational?

A. 1964
B. 1965
C. 1966
D. 1967

Answer

Correct Answer: D. 1967

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Mangla Dam, embankment dam on the Jhelum River near Jhelum, Pakistan. Mangla Dam, completed in 1967, is one of the main structures in the Indus Basin Project. Mangla Dam was constructed at a cost of Rs. 15.587 billion (US$1.473 billion) with the funding being provided by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. When it was completed, the dam structure rose 138 meters (453 feet) above ground level, was about 3,140 meters (10,300 feet) wide at its crest, and had a volume of 65.4 million cubic meters (85.5 million cubic yards).

The Karez system of irrigation is used in which province of Pakistan?

A. Punjab
B. Sindh
C. KPK
D. Balochistan

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Balochistan

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Karez is an indigenous method of irrigation in which groundwater is tapped by a tunnel. Karez is an old and stable irrigation system in Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is confined to the province of Balochistan which has a tribal society.

Which crop is given the name Silver Fiber?

A. Wheat
B. Cotton
C. Tobacco
D. Maize

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Cotton

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Cotton is given the name of Silver Fiber in Pakistan. The quality of Pakistani silver fiber is the best in the world. Gen Strolz (director-general of the International Trade Manufacturers Federation) said the quality cotton products could not be produced without Pakistani cotton because its silver fiber was the strongest and longest in the world.

Which among the following is the major Kharif crop in Pakistan?

A. Badley
B. Gram
C. Cotton
D. Wheat

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Cotton

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The crops that are sown in the rainy season are called Kharif crops (also known as the summer or monsoon crop) in Pakistan. “Kharif” being the first sowing season starting from April-June and is harvested during October- December. Rice, sugarcane, cotton, maize, moong, mash, bajra and jowar are “Kharif” crops.

Which district is covered by Tharparkar Desert?

A. Tharparkar
B. Thal
C. Kharan
D. Multan

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Tharparkar

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Tharparkar is also known as Thar, is a district in Sindh province in Pakistan. The Thar district derives its name from Thar and Parker. The word Thar means ‘sand ridges’ and the word Parkar means ‘to cross over’. The headquarters of the Thar is known as Mithi. Tharparkar district is covered by Tharparkar Desert. The Tharparkar desert covers an area of 22,000 square kilometers which makes it the 18th largest area of the world.