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April 2014

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President says govt to ensure food security
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said the government is committed to develop agriculture on scientific lines to ensure food security.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Next budget to focus on social uplift
Provincial ministers informed the Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday that the electricity, water, education, health and agriculture sectors would be given priority in the next financial year's budget of the province so that basic amenities could be provided to the people.
Thursday, April-24-2014

PCF study indicates areas of potential trade growth with India
In light of the recent negotiations taking place between the governments of Pakistan and India on trade normalization, a study conducted by the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) titled 'Preliminary analysis of Pakistan and India trade and a viable roadmap for trade liberalization' identifies areas of potential growth opportunities and urges the government of Pakistan to negotiate reciprocal treatment with its Indian counterparts to achieve level playing field in trade on both sides.
Thursday, April-24-2014

TVET launches new citrus production, processing training programme
TVET Reform Support Programme recently launched a new citrus production and processing training programme to enable the citrus growers for getting better production.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Met Office advisory to farmers
The Met Office has urged the growers to stop irrigating their crops keeping in view the expected rain in agricultural plains of the country.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Price mechanism difference: imported urea worth Rs nine million may decay: MoI&P
Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) fears that Rs 9 million worth of imported urea stored in godowns of National Fertiliser Marketing Limited (NFML) will likely to decay if dealers do not pick it up due to zero margin, well-informed sources told Business Recorder.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Engro Fertilisers announces first quarter 2014 profit
Engro Fertilisers, (EFERT) on Wednesday announced 1Q2014 profit of Rs 1.4 billion translating into EPS of Rs 1.1 as compared to profit of Rs 0.64 billion (EPS Rs 0.5) in the same period last year.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) witnessed an increase of 78.63 percent in the value traded on Wednesday.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Minister pledges to bring potato prices down to Rs 30 per kg
Punjab Minister for Food and Chairman Cabinet Price Control Committee Bilal Yaseen has vowed to bring down the prices of potatoes at Rs 30 per kilogram and warned that hoarders contributing to the higher prices of vegetables would not be tolerated.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Cotton market: exporters, mills make renewed buying
Exporters and mills showed interest in fresh buying on the cotton market on Wednesday to meet the urgent requirements, dealers said.
Thursday, April-24-2014

PTEA demands zero rating for whole textile chain
Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) demands of the government to bail out textile industry and exports from current crisis by removing hurdles and provision of necessary incentives to expand economy create new jobs and generate forex for the country.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Five days a week gas supply can save textile industry: APTMA
A spokesman for APTMA has said that five days a week supply to the Punjab-based textile industry can save the mills from a disastrous situation ahead.
Thursday, April-24-2014

Move to drop five percent duty exemption on import of cotton yarn: Bilwani apprehends huge fall in value-added textile exports to EU
Pakistan Apparel Forum (PAF) has warned the government of Economic Co-ordination Committee's (ECC) move to drop five percent duty exemption on import of cotton yarn will cause a huge fall in value-added textile export under the GSP plus facility.
Thursday, April-24-2014

THE RUPEE: little changes
Slight fluctuations were seen on the money market on Wednesday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Thursday, April-24-2014

FFBL's EPS down 90 percent YoY in first quarter
Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) has announced earnings of Rs 48 million (Earning per Share of Rs 0.05), down 90 percent YoY in 1Q2014 compared to Rs 492 million (EPS of Rs 0.53) in the same period last year.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Bumper sugar production predicted
A bumper sugar production of 5.2 million tons has been forecast for the current year, as opposed to 5.03 million tons last year.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Dollar depreciation: 'sugar export restricted to 0.4 million tons'
The surplus sugar production and old stock have put the millers on back foot as they have no option but to hold the supply of sugar in the market to maintain its price at certain level.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Advance payment on sugar export: banks asked to ensure receipt of 25 percent contract value
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has asked banks to process export cases and ensure receipt of a minimum 25 per cent of total contract value as an advance payment.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Farmers' losses due to rains: increase in wheat support price demanded
The wheat farmers are extremely worried about the future of their crop which has been damaged by the rainy spell and demanded increase in the support price of wheat to Rs 1300 per 40 kg to share farmers' losses due to rains.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Establishing RTTRI: Muneer assures all help to Reap
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S M Muneer assured to extend help to the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) for establishing a Rice Technical Training and Research Institute (RTTRI) near Lahore and enabling the rice exporters to participate in global food exhibitions.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Separate 'Rice Ministry' at federal level demanded
Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) former Chairman Abdur Raheem Janoo has urged the government to set up separate 'rice ministry' at federal level to resolve the issues being faced by the second largest export sector of the country.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Trading slackens amid low demand on cotton market
No visible change was seen on the cotton market on Tuesday as most of the participants were on the sidelines in the absence of fresh leads, dealers said.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar up
The dollar managed to recover some ground against the rupee on the money market on Tuesday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Wednesday, April-23-2014

Govt to withdraw import duties on potato
Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar said on Monday the government will withdraw all levies and duties on potato import, if its prices in the local market are not brought down to less than Rs30 per kilogramme in the next 72 hours.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Organic agri in high demand in developed countries
Pakistan can earn foreign exchange by tapping its share in international organic food market after ensuring food security in the country.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Recent rains may not affect wheat crop, say experts
Recent rains will not badly damage wheat crop, rather Kharif crops could be benefit from it.Water accumulated in reservoirs will offset the water shortage for cotton, rice, sugarcane and other crops.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Sugar procurement: TCP defers decision on price matching offer
The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has deferred the decision on the price matching offers for sugar procurement as the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) is expected to review the commodity procurement policy in its next meeting.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Food department's timely action against wheat hoarders lauded
Sindh Food Department's timely action has shattered the dreams of wheat hoarders who have been fleecing the people by selling wheat at exorbitant rates.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

PASSCO launching wheat procurement drive in Punjab today
Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) is launching its wheat procurement drive 2014 in Punjab from Tuesday (April 22) by initiating gunny bags distribution in Bahawalnagar, Minchinabad, Lodhran, Kehror Pucca, Layyah and Khanpur and from April 25 in Okara, Pakpattan, Burewala, Mailsi and Mian Channu.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

APFMA Sindh to observe strike today
All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA), Sindh, has announced to shut down flour mills in Karachi on Tuesday over harassment by provincial food and excise department officials.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) the value traded was PKR 2,133 million.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Farmer bodies resent duty-free import of potatoes from India
A joint meeting of different farmers' organisations; Farmers' Associates Pakistan, Okara Potato Growers' Society and Pakistan Kissan Ittehad have expressed deep concern over some media reports suggesting a shortage of edible potato in the country.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Insipid business on cotton market
Business activity failed to show any improvement after the ECC move as was expected by the traders, dealers said on the cotton market on Monday.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

Rupee revaluation: APTMA demands 10 percent compensatory support like India
APTMA leadership has demanded equal treatment in line with India on rupee revaluation to ensure growth and sustainability under the present regime.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

THE RUPEE: rates move both ways
The rupee moved both ways against the dollar on the money market on Monday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Tuesday, April-22-2014

KP government to construct several small dams
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said that his party-led provincial government would construct several small dams to overcome growing energy shortages and to supply electricity to consumers on subsidise rate in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Monday, April-21-2014

Non-availability of cold storage facility: huge quantity of cherries being perished each year
Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company's (PHDEC) inefficiency and criminal negligence in promoting exports of fruits and vegetables was resulting into a loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer, every year.
Monday, April-21-2014

TCP be asked to buy unsold cotton stock: PCGA
Government should ask the Trading Corporation of Pakistan to purchase half a million bales lying as unsold stock in the ginneries states Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) report.
Monday, April-21-2014

THE RUPEE: slight fluctuations likely
The rupee drifted lower against the dollar and euro during the week, ended on April 19, 2014.
Monday, April-21-2014

Diseases turn into disaster in Thar due to water pollution, malnutrition
Low nutrition and polluted water have badly affected health of people in Thar, particularly women and children, and the situation has turned so worst that diseases have turned into a disaster, said Tanveer Arif, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE) in an interview to PPI on Sunday.
Monday, April-21-2014

Widespread rains damage wheat, other Rabi crops
Widespread rains associated with gusty winds on Thursday and Friday in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, north-east Balochistan and upper Sindh have damaged the standing wheat, grams, oilseeds and other strategic Rabi crops.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Small-term loans: Microfinance institutions can assist those living below poverty line: Aqil
Microfinance institutions can assist the 60 million Pakistanis living below the poverty line by facilitating them with small term loans to set up their own businesses, ranging from agriculture to small grocery shops.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Punjab agriculture sector: Denmark offers support in development
Denmark showing keen interest in supporting the development of agricultural sector of Punjab province assured to provide guidance especially for potato crop and initially Danish potato seeds would be sown in the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on experimental basis.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Rally held to mark International Peasants' Struggle Day
Hundreds of peasants, human rights activists and civil society jointly organised a rally to mark the International Peasants' Struggle Day Friday.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Wheat procurement target: agricultural forum driven by fear of failure
Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) has expressed its apprehension that the government would fail in achieving its wheat procurement target both in the provinces and by the federal procurement agency because of offer of higher rates than official support price by the private sector.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Punjab government seeks to launch 'transparent' wheat drive
Under the directions of Punjab Government, the rights of the wheat farmer would be protected at all cost besides providing them all necessary facilities at the wheat procurement centres.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) the value traded was PKR 1,826 million.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Cotton market: traders hope rates will stabilise after ECC move
Small business was witnessed on the cotton market on Friday as major participants were busy in exchange of views over the move by the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC), dealers said.
Saturday, April-19-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar jumps
Dollar managed to recover some lost ground against the rupee on the back of payment requirements, dealers at the local currency market said on Friday.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Development of dairy sector discussed
A meeting of the Provincial Livestock and Dairy Development Forum (PLDDF) was held at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore on Friday.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Country receives more than 13.61m cotton bales until April 15
The country received more than 13.61 million cotton bales during crop season 2013-14 till the fortnight report that ended on April 15, 2014, a spokesman of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) said on Friday.
Saturday, April-19-2014

Wheat rate to be increased next year
Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Sikandar Hayat Bosan Thursday said the government would increase wheat rate next year, adding that it would purchase all quantity of wheat produced this year.
Friday, April-18-2014

New varieties of BT cotton to be evolved for next season
Cotton Commissioner and Vice President of PCCC Dr Khalid Abdullah has said the new varieties of BT cotton would be evolved for next season to boost up the cotton production and achieve the target in the country.
Friday, April-18-2014

Environmental conservation: one percent of Diamer - Bhasha Dam project cost must be allocated: Prime Minister
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam will not only cater for energy requirements of the country but at the same time, it would be a source of development for Gilgit-Baltistan.
Friday, April-18-2014

Kharif crops sowing: Irsa releases 12,000 cusecs more water from Tarbela Dam
As sowing of Kharif crops specially cotton and paddy has stepped up in South Punjab and Sindh, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) increased water flow downstream the Tarbela dam on river Indus by another 12,000 cusecs on Thursday.
Friday, April-18-2014

Sugar subsidy scam: Umar to move court if no action taken
Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Industries and Production, Asad Umar on Thursday threatened to move the court if action was not taken against those involved in the sugar subsidy scam.
Friday, April-18-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Thursday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) the value traded was PKR 2,140 million.
Friday, April-18-2014

Ban on gold import lifted: duty exemption on cotton yarn import withdrawn
The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has withdrawn a 5 percent exemption on cotton yarn import and lifted ban on the import of gold.
Friday, April-18-2014

Modest trading witnessed
Modest trading activity was seen on the cotton market on Thursday as exporters showed interest in buying to meet their needs, dealers said.
Friday, April-18-2014

July-February raw cotton import down 29 percent
Pakistan's raw cotton import plunged by 29 percent to $395.386 million during July-February 2013-14, according to the official statistics.
Friday, April-18-2014

Prices continue to decline on cotton market
Cotton prices continued their downward drive this week conceding another Rs 100 to Rs 150 per maund. Conditions on the cotton market are bearish and offtake of lint is decidedly low.
Friday, April-18-2014

ST on supply of yarn: APTMA apprehensive about unnecessary notices by FBR
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has apprehended that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) may issue unnecessary notices to the textile mills for recovery of sales tax on supply of yarn under SRO 1125(I)/2011 so a sales tax clarification be issued to put things in the right perspective.
Friday, April-18-2014

Mills deposit nearly half of Rs 170 million ST: PYMA
Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association's (PYMA) said that more than half of Rs 170 million sales tax has been deposited by the concerned mills in the government exchequer and the remaining tax amount will be deposited very soon.
Friday, April-18-2014

THE RUPEE: mixed pattern
The rupee moved both ways against the dollar on the currency market on Thursday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Friday, April-18-2014

Agriculture faces danger as water scarcity looms large
Pakistan agriculture production may face severe setback in the years to come as the threat of water scarcity looms large, however, the promotion of cost-effective irrigation system and water storage capacity at the farm level could help fight the challenge.
Thursday, April-17-2014

More funds recommended for Plant Protection Dept
A meeting of National Assembly?s Standing Committee on Food Security and Research on Wednesday stressed the need for provision of adequate funds to plant protection department for research and field work.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Bosan to address farmers' convention today
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan will address Farmers' Convention in District Council Hall Jaffarabad on Thursday (today).
Thursday, April-17-2014

Kharif crops: PPCBL begins disbursement of loans
The Punjab Provincial Co-operative Bank has started disbursement of Rs 2.5 billion agriculture loans for sowing, growing and maturing of Kharif crops 2014 including cotton, rice, sugarcane, maize, vegetables, fodder and fruits orchards.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Threat of water scarcity: agriculture output may face severe setback
Pakistan agriculture production may face severe setback in years to come as the threat of water scarcity continues to looms large.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Rupee's depreciation export of rice comes to a grinding halt: REAP official
Pak rupee's appreciation has pushed rice exporters into a deep crisis, says Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan's (REAP) Senior Vice Chairman Chela Ram.
Thursday, April-17-2014

MY November 2013 to October 2014: rice exports may rise to record 3.9 million tons: USDA Post
Pakistan's rice exports in Market Year (MY) November 2013 to October 2014 are expected to increase to a record 3.9 million tons, up about 15 percent from USDA official estimates of around 3.4 million tons, and up about eight percent from an estimated 3.6 million tons exported in MY 2012-13, USDA Post revealed.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) the value traded was PKR 2,652 million.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Tea worth $300 million smuggled to Pakistan: importers switch over to blending, packaging
Tea importers are forced to switch over to tea blending and packaging in the wake of easy access to smuggled tea at minimised rates, depicting government's failure to curb tea smuggling under the guise of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT), sources told Business Recorder.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Cotton market: spot rate lowers on slack demand
Prices declined on the cotton market on Wednesday owing to the slow demand from mills and exporters, dealers said.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Textile products worth $90 million being exported to Japan: TDAP
Director General Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Lahore Sher Afgan Khan said Pakistan is exporting about $90 million worth of textile products to Japan but mostly raw material such as cotton yarn.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Cotton yarn exports fall by five percent in July-February
Exports of cotton yarn declined by over five percent to $1.376 billion during July-February 2013-14, official figures show.
Thursday, April-17-2014

July-February fiscal year 2013-14: leather garments' exports up by 15 percent
Exports of leather garments posted an increase of 15 percent to $287.738 million during July-February 2013-14, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Thursday, April-17-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar up
The dollar managed to gain modestly against the rupee on the currency market on Wednesday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Thursday, April-17-2014

Nutrition levels: The greener the fields, the healthier the children
Agriculture is the main livelihood for nearly half the population in the country, yet we have yet to realise its potential in giving nutrition to children.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

PASSCO establishes 12 zones, 227 wheat procurement centres
Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) has established 12 zones and 227 procurement centers across the wheat growing areas to facilitate the farmers to sell their produces at official fixed rates during current season.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Deforestation in no way can help reduce poverty
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government is planning to increase forest area in the province to some 30,000 hectares and improve tree cover over 25,000 hectares of existing forests per annum under the Green Growth Initiative.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Agricultural credit market: ZTBL shares decline to 19.9 percent in 2012-13
Zarai Tarraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) share in the country's agri credit market declined to 19.9 percent during 2012-13 from 31.8 percent in 2009-10 and the outstanding agri loans touched Rs 108 billion mark during July-December 2013.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Senate body discusses working, performance of PCRWR
Standing Committee on Science & Technology on Tuesday met under the Chairmanship of MNA Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema to discuss the working and performance of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).
Wednesday, April-16-2014

No water shortage in Cholistan
In the populated area of Cholistan, the facility of pure and clean drinking water supply is being provided regularly and there is no shortage of water so far.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

SAP asked to provide high quality seeds
Punjab Minister for Food Bilal Yaseen has asked the Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP) to provide high quality seeds for the next wheat crop.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Procurement drive 2014 kicks off in Punjab
Punjab Food Department (PFD) on Tuesday kicked off wheat procurement drive 2014 by starting distribution of gunny bags among wheat growers of Bahawalpur and Multan divisions.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Tuesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) the value traded was PKR 2,946 million.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Cotton market: cautious buying by mills, spinners amid dollar uncertainty
Most of the leading mills and spinners were on the sidelines due to rising uncertainties, caused by decline in dollar's value versus the rupee, dealers said on the cotton market on Tuesday.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

THE RUPEE: mixed patterns
Rates moved both ways on the currency market on Tuesday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Wednesday, April-16-2014

Scientists review cotton research
Cotton scientists from across Pakistan assembled here Monday for a three-day marathon meeting to discuss results from research projects carried out last year and finalize a cotton research strategy for year 2014-15.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Scientists urged to introduce new technologies to farmers
Modern agricultural technology and its use are dire need of the hour in order to achieve food security and rural development in the country.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Transfer of agri technology to farmers stressed
Transfer of agricultural technology to farmers is the need of hour to ensure food security and rural development in the country, said MPA Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

IRSA increases water supply for Kharif crops
The Indus River System Authority has increased water supply from the Tarbela and Mangla dams to the provinces for sowing Kharif crops 2014 including cotton, sugarcane, rice, vegetables, fodder and orchards across the country.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Sugar subsidy: MoI&P decides not to send matter to NAB
Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) has reportedly decided not to send the case of sugar subsidy of billions of rupees directly to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Flour millers withdraw strike call
Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Punjab Chapter after negotiation with the Punjab Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has announced to end its strike call given to press the government against monitoring of the industry by double regulators instead of Food Department only.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Farmers not getting benefit of increase in wheat support price
The benefit of increase in the support price of wheat announced by Sindh government, last week, is not being passed on to the farmers, instead the benefit of the same was being reaped by officials of the food department, alleged Hashim Sharja Wala, a leading wheat trader, here on Monday.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Fair distribution of bardana: district-level body formed
Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Nawaz Sohoo has informed that in pursuance of orders of the Government of Sindh, a district level committee has been constituted in Hyderabad district to make transparency in distribution of bardana and resolve the grievances of growers and to achieve the wheat procurement target by 2014 under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) witnessed an increase of 47 percent in the value traded on Monday.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Lacklustre business on cotton market
Lacklustre trading activity was again witnessed on the cotton market on Monday owing to volatile currency rates, dealers said.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

APTMA believes in talks to resolve industry's issues
APTMA spokesman has clarified that APTMA is apolitical organisation of textile industry and believes that only workable negotiations, and not strike calls, can bring solution to all issues and problems.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

THE RUPEE: may hit at 95
The rupee managed to gain further ground and may hit high at 95 versus the dollar on the money market on Monday, dealers said.
Tuesday, April-15-2014

Pakistan, Turkey bound in eternal ties
Waheed Khalid Chaudhry - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated a 50-bed state-of-the-art hospital in flood devastated Rakh Khanpur area of Muzaffargarh which has been constructed at a cost of Rs2 billion donated by people brotherly country Turkey.
Monday, April-14-2014

6.8m hectare land under grip of salinity
As many as 6.8 million hectare of land in the country is under the grip of salinity, raising the threat of food insecurity.
Monday, April-14-2014

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: opportunity of innovative financing being explored
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator USAID on Sunday agreed that, with positive mood on the turnaround in Pakistani economy and successful launch of Eurobond, it is an opportune moment to explore innovative financing for Diamir Bhasha Dam.
Monday, April-14-2014

PIDA launches water charges recovery campaign
Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) has launched a campaign to recover water charges from the farmers in canal command areas.
Monday, April-14-2014

PFMA Punjab observes strike today
Pakistan Flour Mills Association Punjab chapter has announced to shut down flour mills of Punjab from Monday (today) for an indefinite period to protest against what it called unwarranted actions being conducted by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) against millers on the pretext of quality.
Monday, April-14-2014

Calamity-hit Tharis: first phase of free wheat distribution completed
The first phase of free distribution of wheat worth Rs 552.1 million among the 2,53,580 drought-hit families of district Tharparkar and 70,000 families of other calamity-hit areas of district Umerkot, Sanghar and Khairpur has been competed.
Monday, April-14-2014

No shortage of flour at Sastay, Sahulat bazaars: minister
Provincial Minister for Food and Chairman Cabinet Price Control Committee Punjab Bilal Yasin has said that due to government efforts, facilities like provision of quality essential items, security and cleanliness arrangements in Sastay and Sahulat bazaars have attracted the consumers and they prefer to visit these bazaars for purchasing quality edible items at cheaper rates.
Monday, April-14-2014

Over 1209 million tons of oranges exported in six months
Pakistan has exported 1209.1 million tons of oranges during first six months of current fiscal year which contributed millions of dollar to national kitty.
Monday, April-14-2014

Punjab chief minister urged to save textile industry from collapse
Punjab APTMA Chairman S M Tanveer has appealed to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, to save the province-based textile industry from collapse by providing 24/7 energy supply to the mills.
Monday, April-14-2014

THE RUPEE: further recovery likely
Bulls dominated the money market as the rupee extended its ground on the back of easy supply of dollars, during the week, ended on April 12, 2014.
Monday, April-14-2014

Pakistan, Australia natural partners in agriculture sector
Pakistan and Australia are natural partners in Agriculture sector as Pakistan has a rich Agriculture tradition while Australia is world leader in Agriculture Research and innovation.
Saturday, April-12-2014

People in rural areas near capital drinking unsafe water
As much as 59 percent of water samples collected from rural areas in Islamabad were found unsafe for drinking, while, the situation is even worse in Rawalpindi, with 83 percent of the samples collected from villages across Rawalpindi district unsafe.
Saturday, April-12-2014

King of fruits: Exporters taking pre-emptive steps ahead of mango season
With the mango season around the corner, fruit exporters and the government have increased their efforts to make hot water treatment (HWT) compulsory for all mango exports to the European Union (EU).
Saturday, April-12-2014

Fast closure of mills in Punjab: APTMA calls emergency meeting to devise strategy
Punjab-based textile industry despite being third in the gas allocation policy, is being deprived of gas supply as compared to other categories which are lower than the industry and is being supplied only 25 percent of allocated supply in summer.
Saturday, April-12-2014

Intervention in cotton market: Ministry to seek allocation of funds from ECC
The Ministry of Textile Industry is to submit a summary to the Economic Co-ordination Committee of the Cabinet asking it to allocate funds for timely intervention in the cotton market.
Saturday, April-12-2014

Cotton market: business tracks global trend
Most of the buyers kept on the sidelines as global market depressed following the different factors, dealers said on the cotton market on Friday.
Saturday, April-12-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar at 96.55
The rupee maintained its surge against the dollar on the money market on Friday on strong supply of the US currency, dealers said.
Saturday, April-12-2014

US, Pakistan agree to work together on all energy projects
Pakistan and the United States on Thursday pledged to continue working together in future on all energy related projects.
Friday, April-11-2014

Denmark agricultural experts visit UVAS
A delegation of Denmark agriculture experts visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) Lahore and called on Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha on Wednesday.
Friday, April-11-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) witnessed an increase of 10 percent in the value traded on Thursday.
Friday, April-11-2014

Historic agreements signed with China
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while talking to the representatives of media in Boao on the second day of his visit to China on Thursday said it is for the first time that historic agreements of mutual cooperation have been signed with China not only at Pakistan but at Punjab level as well.
Friday, April-11-2014

Rates fall amid modest trading
Prices drifted lower on the cotton market on Thursday as leading mills and some exporters stayed on the sidelines in modest trading, dealers said.
Friday, April-11-2014

Moderate offtake on dull cotton market
Cotton lifting in the ready market was at the best moderate as a few exporters, besides some mills here and there, lifted small quantities of cotton.
Friday, April-11-2014

In line with GSP plus facility: APTMA urges US to extend market access
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer has urged the US government to extend market access to Pakistan in line with the GSP plus facility from the EU.
Friday, April-11-2014

Textile exports to EU unlikely to witness big increase
The apparel textile exporters have said that Pakistan is unlikely to witness a big increase in its exports to EU under the market concession regime this calendar year.
Friday, April-11-2014

Faisalabad yarn market: 'dozens of brokers involved in mega tax fraud'
A panic-like situation was witnessed at the yarn market Faisalabad on Thursday after an astonishing disclosure by Chitta or "king of invoices" that dozens of brokers and agents are involved in mega tax fraud involving sales tax transactions to the tune of billions.
Friday, April-11-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar at Rs 96.90
The rupee managed to hold its commanding position against the dollar on the local money market on Thursday, dealers said.
Friday, April-11-2014

Govt committed to overcoming food challenges
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFS&R), Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said Wednesday that government was committed to bring the people out from the food-related challenges and ensure food security in the country.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Environmental issues mooted
Two-day international conference on 'Environmental issues of Sindh and its remedies' inaugurated at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, on Wednesday.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Danish Agricultural expert calls for cementing ties
Danish Agricultural expert and Agri Adviser Henry Jorgenson calls for cementing ties in the field of agriculture between both the countries in order to ensure food security.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Rainy/cloudy season: arrival of fresh wheat crop delayed: minister
The Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yasin has said that arrival of fresh wheat crop has been delayed in the Punjab because of rainy/cloudy season while Sindh government has imposed a ban on the movement of wheat flow towards Punjab.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was reported at PKR 3,106 million.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Pakistan fails to introduce Kinnow in high-end markets
Pakistan has failed to introduce Kinnow in high-end markets due to non existence of export policy for horticulture sector.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Business volume rises amid exporters' fresh buying on cotton market
Exporters' fresh buying helped the volume of business to show further improvement on the cotton market on Wednesday, dealers said.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Government to extend full support to textile sector: minister
Federal Minister for Textile Abbas Khan Afridi during his visit to Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) on Wednesday has said that government would extend full support and assistance for strengthening textile sector.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Government presented sustainability, growth vision: APTMA
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer said APTMA has put forward sustainability and growth vision to the Chief Minister Punjab and Federal Textile Minister to compete with regional competitors fully supported with incentives by their respective governments.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Bangladesh's negative policy compels: Pakistanis to shift textile units back to country
Pakistanis are shifting their textile units back to the country in the wake of Bangladeshi government's 'negative' and `biased' policies that triggered insecurity among the investors, industry sources said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Yarn import from India: 'government mulling imposing countervailing duty'
Federal Minister for Textile Industry, Abbas Khan Afridi, has said that the government is considering imposing duty on yarn import from India, however, final decision to this effect will be taken after consultation with all stakeholders and keeping the national interests in view.
Thursday, April-10-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar under pressure
The rupee managed to recover steep gains against the dollar on the money market on Wednesday in the process of comfortable supply of the US currency, dealers said.
Thursday, April-10-2014

Danish experts arrive to identify openings for agri-business
Denmark is looking to identify opportunities for cooperation between Pakistani and Danish businesses in the sectors of agriculture and dairy.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Corporate Corner
Flynas, the leading low-cost carrier with added value (Low Cost Carrier Plus) from Saudi Arabia, announced the launch of three weekly non-stop flights between Jeddah and Karachi commencing from 08 April 2014, part of its ambitious Global Flight Routes programme.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Losing out: Sugarcane production below its sweet mark
It is a matter of concern that Pakistan ranks at number 60 in terms of per hectare production of sugarcane. The rank is despite the fact that it is the fifth largest county in terms of cultivated sugarcane area.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

We're ready to compete with Indian agriculture sector
Punjab Minister for Food Muhammad Bilal Yasin said: "We are not scared of Indian agriculture sector and we are ready to compete with Indian agriculture.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Tariq Masud assumes charge of PASSCO MD
Captain Tariq Masud (Retd) on Tuesday took over the charge of Managing Director of Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation limited (PASSCO).
Wednesday, April-09-2014

River flows increase by 44,000 cusecs
The run of the rivers water increased by 44,000 cusecs during past 24 hours following rains in the catchments areas of the Indus, Kabul, Jhelum and Chenab rivers raising prospects of early filling of the upgraded Mangla dam on river Jhelum and Tarbela dam on the mighty Indus.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

KBP signs agreement: sugar mills to pay dues within three weeks
Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has signed an agreement with Sialkot district administration and representatives of sugar mills of the area by virtue of which sugar mills will pay dues of the growers within three weeks.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Tuesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was reported at PKR 3,558 million.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Promotion of kitchen gardening culture Rs 20 million revolving fund set up
The Punjab government has established a revolving fund amounting to Rs 20.00 million for the promotion and developing "Kitchen Gardening Culture" in the province.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Boosting export of kinnow & mango to EU: exporters asked to comply with international standards
Chief Technical Advisor, Trade-Related Technical Assistance Programme (TRTA-II), Bruno Valanzuolo, has warned that yellow cards have already been shown to Pakistani exporters for non-compliance on international standards which might result in a red card, bringing a complete ban on the export of kinnow and mango from Pakistan to the European Union's countries.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Cotton market: volume of daily-intake improves on fresh buying
Volume of daily-intake improved on fresh buying by mills and spinners on the cotton market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Aptma team discusses textile development plan with chief minister Punjab
A delegation of industrialists associated with textile sector led by Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) S.M Tanvir met Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Tuesday.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Capital stuck in refund regimes: PTEA chief urges government to relieve financial stress
Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) has urged the government to ease financial stress as 25 to 30 percent working capital has been stuck up in various refund regimes.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

THE RUPEE: firm trend
The rupee posted fresh gains against the dollar on the back of easy supply of the US currency on the money market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, April-09-2014

Denmark seeks stronger agriculture ties with Pakistan, says ambassador
Denmark has expressed its keen interest in extending the agricultural ties with Pakistan.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

WTO allows Pakistan to sign separate agri trade deal with India
With a view to initiate a process for better flow of trade of agri products, Pakistan can sign a separate 'Bilateral Agriculture Trade Agreement (BATA)' before awarding the status of NDMA/MFN to India as provided under article XXIV(11)of Gatt.1994.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Steps afoot to improve livelihood of Baloch farmers, livestock
Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said on Monday the incumbent government was undertaking various measures to improve the livelihood of Baloch farmers, and livestock.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Needed: an agri-policy
According to the State Bank of Pakistan, the main concern in the country's economy is a weaker than expected performance from the agricultural sector.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Sugar subsidy: National Assembly body asks ministries to send case to NAB
Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) have been directed by National Assembly''s Standing Committee on MoI&P to send the case of sugar subsidy to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a detailed investigation.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Arrangements for wheat procurement completed in Punjab
The Punjab Food Department has completed all arrangements for procurement of 3.5 million tons of wheat during the current harvesting season.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Harassment by PFA: Punjab flour millers to observe token strike from today
Flour millers from Punjab have announced to observe token strike from April 8 to April 12, during which mills will not sell flour to dealers from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm as a mark of protest against what they alleged harassment of millers by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA).
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Wheat support price: AGP's office asked to explain whether farmers' interests taken into consideration
The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report from Attorney General of Pakistan's Office to explain whether or not the federation considered expenditure and profit ratio of farmers prior to wheat support price fixation.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) witnessed an increase of 27 percent in the value traded on Monday.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Cotton market: leading buyers conspicuous by their absence
Small trading was seen on the cotton market on Monday in the absences of leading buyers, dealers said.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

PSC offers cotton seeds only to growers
Punjab Seed Corporation (PSC) is offering cotton seeds of approved BT and non-BT varieties only to the growers, said a spokesman of the Punjab Agriculture Department here on Monday.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Textile industry: summary moved to ECC for non-stop energy, gas supply: Afridi
Newly-appointed Federal Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Shah Afridi has said that a summary has been moved to the ECC of the Cabinet for continuous electricity and gas supplies to textile industry.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Government committed to resolving textile sector's issues: Afridi
Federal Minister for Textile Industry, Abbas Khan Afridi, on Monday, hoped the country would avail maximum economic benefits from GSP-plus regime and assured the textile industry of the government's complete support.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

THE RUPEE: rates slip
The rupee failed to sustain its week-end's rally against the dollar on the money market on Monday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Tuesday, April-08-2014

Punjab starts selling unapproved cotton seeds
The Punjab government has started selling genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds that have never been field tested in Pakistan and approved for commercialisation.
Monday, April-07-2014

UoS hosts symposium on food security
The three-day symposium titled "Strategies for Overcoming Food Security Problems through Utilization of Rain-Fed Areas" was held here at University of Sargodha.
Monday, April-07-2014

Sunday bazaar vendors overcharge customers
STRONG wind uprooted tents and canopies at the Sunday bazaars in the city while the administrative staff of the bazaars left their duties midday, giving a free hand to the vendors for overcharging.
Monday, April-07-2014

ADB's prodding for reform
ADB's 2014 Outlook was released this week, and for those who have little time to read through the report, here is a quick summary of what the Asian lender has to say about Pakistan.
Monday, April-07-2014

Punjab may attain wheat production target easily
The wheat harvesting drive would start in the middle of the current month in various parts of Punjab.
Monday, April-07-2014

Government asked to rescue ginning sector
Pakistan will have to spend $156.8 billion to import 14 million bales of cotton if the farmers did not cultivate the crop as a protest against unfair return of their produce.
Monday, April-07-2014

Textile industry: Prime Minister urged to ensure uninterrupted gas supply
Punjab Business Forum's Multan chapter has appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Federal Minister for natural resources to ensure at least six days a week uninterrupted gas supply to textile industry to meet the demand of European Union markets and other western countries.
Monday, April-07-2014

THE RUPEE: modest gains
The rupee moved cautiously against the dollar on the money market during the week, ended on Mar 5, 2014.
Monday, April-07-2014

Wagha agri trade body seeks level playing field
The Wagha Agri Trade Committee, which met here on Friday, has demanded a separate bilateral trade agreement for agriculture products between Indian and Pakistan.
Saturday, April-05-2014

Country received more than 13.38m cotton bales till April 1
The country received more than 13.38 million cotton bales during crop season 2013-14 till the fortnight report that ended on April 1, 2014, a spokesman of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) said on Friday.
Saturday, April-05-2014

PPCBL allocates Rs 2.5 billion towards agriculture loans
The Punjab Provincial Co-operative Bank Ltd (PPCBL) has allocated Rs 2.5 billion for advancing agriculture loans for Kharif crops 2014 with effect from 15th April.
Saturday, April-05-2014

First meeting of Wagha agriculture trade body held: government committed to addressing concerns of growers: DG TDAP
"The government is committed to address the concerns and reservations of the growers and cultivators in perspective of Pak-India bilateral trade through Wagha border and an effective mechanism would be chalked out to safeguard the country's farmers."
Saturday, April-05-2014

Kharif 2014: four percent increase in fertilizer demand
The estimated overall fertilizer off take will be over 3,614,000 tons in Kharif 2014 showing an increase of 4 percent over pervious Kharif season, a report of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research revealed.
Saturday, April-05-2014

Import of palm oil plunges by 13 percent
Import of palm oil plunged by 13 percent to $1.228 billion in July-February 2013-14, according to official statistics.
Saturday, April-05-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was reported at PKR 3,345 million.
Saturday, April-05-2014

Cotton market: prices stable on modest trade
Rates showed firmness on the cotton market on Friday in the process of modest trading, dealers said.
Saturday, April-05-2014

THE RUPEE: little change
Stable trend was seen on the money market on Friday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Saturday, April-05-2014

Agri sector on board to grant MFN status to India: Bosan
Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that all stakeholders including agri sector are onboard to grant status of Most Favoured Nation to India.
Friday, April-04-2014

Fish population being threatened due to industrial effluents: Punjab governor
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that fish despite being healthy source of food is facing threat due to the indiscriminate throwing of industrial effluents in natural water.
Friday, April-04-2014

Kenyan tea price slips at auction
The highest price for top grade Kenyan tea fell to $3.00 per kg at this week's sale from $3.20 per kg last week, Tea Brokers East Africa said on Wednesday.
Friday, April-04-2014

Met advisory, weather forecast for farmers
Farmers of southern Punjab and Sindh should begin preparing land for cotton cultivation with a view to attain best production, the Met office has advised.
Friday, April-04-2014

Agriculture growth target unlikely to be achieved
Pakistan is unlikely to achieve agriculture sector growth target of 3.4 percent due to poor cotton and pulses output.
Friday, April-04-2014

Government decides to withdraw sugar subsidy at USC outlets
The government has decided to allow Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to procure sugar directly from mills and withdraw subsidy of Rs 5 per kilogram at USC outlets, sources close to Secretary Industries and Production (MoI&P) told Business Recorder.
Friday, April-04-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Thursday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was reported at PKR 3,337 million.
Friday, April-04-2014

200 tons of dates as gift received from Saudi Arabia
The government of Saudi Arabia has sent a gift of 200 tons of dates to the Government of Pakistan.
Friday, April-04-2014

Tobacco export reduces by nine percent in July-February fiscal year 2014
Tobacco export decreased by nine percent to $11.430 million in July-February of fiscal year 2013-14.
Friday, April-04-2014

Prices fall amid improved business
Prices fell modestly on the cotton market on Thursday amid improved activity, dealers said.
Friday, April-04-2014

Business remains retarded on cotton market
Cotton and textile businesses remain essentially retarded since the past several weeks following appreciation or revaluation of the Pakistani rupee against the American dollar by nearly 11 or 12 percent.
Friday, April-04-2014

Ginners receive 13,385,835 bales till April 1: PCGA
The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association's (PCGA) fortnightly report shows that around 13,385,835 cotton bales were received by ginners till April I, 2014, which shows an increase of 3.86 percent when compared with last year's arrivals, which were 12,888,028 bales.
Friday, April-04-2014

Textile sector: funds released under mark-up support schemes
The Ministry of Textile Industry (Mintex) has released funds to make payments during current financial year under Export Finance Mark-up Rate Facility and Mark-up Rate Support for textile sector against long-term loans.
Friday, April-04-2014

THE RUPEE: firm trend
Steadier trend was seen on the money market on Thursday in the process of trading, dealers said. ======================== Open Bid Rs 99.80 Open Offer Rs 99.95 ========================
Friday, April-04-2014

Poor storage costs Pakistan 10-35 percent of agri produce per year
Pakistan is losing billions of rupees every year due to lack of warehouses to store millions of tonnes of perishable agricultural items, including grains, fruits and vegetables.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Industrial wastage threat to aquaculture
Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar said that fish despite being healthy source of food is facing threat due to indiscriminate throwing of waste in natural water.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Research: 'Agreement to address farmers' problems'
The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) and the Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their ties in research and outreach activities.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Complete early Bt cotton sowing in April to meet over 10mn bales target
Agriculture experts have advised growers to complete sowing of early Bt cotton varieties within the ongoing month of April to meet cotton production target of 10.5 million bales from an estimated six million acre in Punjab in the year 2014-15.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was reported at PKR 3,546 million.
Thursday, April-03-2014

TDAP to boost exports of gold jewellery: Muneer
A delegation of All Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Association called on S.M. Muneer, Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) on Wednesday.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Exploring iron ore reserves in Chiniot: Punjab government, Chinese company sign deal
A historic agreement was signed between Punjab government and Chinese Company, Metallurgical Corporation of China for exploring iron ore reserves in Rajua (Chiniot) at Chiniot Wednesday.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Lacklustre trading due to low demand on cotton market
Low business activity was seen on the cotton market on Wednesday in process of trading, dealers said.
Thursday, April-03-2014

THE RUPEE: modest gain
The rupee managed to gain versus the dollar on money market in the process of trading, dealers said. ======================== Open Bid Rs 99.70 Open Offer Rs 99.95 ========================
Thursday, April-03-2014

Dasu hydropower project: phase-1 cost slashed on strong PKR, other factors
The cost of Dasu Hydropower Project, phase-1 has been slashed by about Rs 28 billion from Rs 514.473 billion to Rs 486.093 billion due to rupee appreciation and inclusion of land price, reveal official documents.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Two hydropower projects: Credit Facility Agreements signed with France
Nargis Sethi, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Philippe Thiebaud, Ambassador of France, and Denis CASSAT, Country Director of the French Development Agency (AFD), signed the Credit Facility Agreements (CFAs) for the establishment of two hydropower projects in Pakistan here on Wednesday.
Thursday, April-03-2014

Urea makers see stable prices
Fertiliser manufacturers say they are not planning to raise urea prices this season, in spite of the pressure on the industry related to steady gas supply to plants, particularly in Punjab.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Cotton futures ease under pressure from spreading, demand woes
Cotton futures closed mostly lower on Monday after choppy trading, weighed by spreading activity and demand worries.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Woes of fertilizer industry: increased prices could translate into Rs 70 billion loss to GDP: FMPAC ED
Highlighting the woes of fertilizer industry, Fertilizer Manufacturers Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) expressed the fear that in case urea prices increased by Rs 150 to 200 per bag, urea application would decline by eight to 10 percent resulting in approximately eight percent drop in acreage which would translate into a loss of Rs 70 billion to country's GDP.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) witnessed an increase of 38 percent in the value traded on Tuesday.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Items of daily use easily available in markets
Punjab Minister for Food and Chairman Price Control Cabinet Committee Bilal Yasin has said that items of daily use have been made easily available in the markets, as a result of effective strategy and concrete steps taken by the government throughout the province.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Farmers' concerns over fruits, vegetables' import from India: PPP submits adjournment motion to National Assembly Secretariat
Punjab Minister for Food and Chairman Price Control Cabinet Committee Bilal Yasin has said that items of daily use have been made easily available in the markets, as a result of effective strategy and concrete steps taken by the government throughout the province.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

PSM, ministry lock horns over sale of scrap
Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has reportedly locked horns with Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) after the latter slapped an immediate ban on sale of scrap and sought the details of contracts, well informed sources in PSM told Business Recorder from Karachi.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Exporters take up fresh buying amid lower prices on cotton market
Lower prices propelled exporters to make fresh deals on the cotton market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Implementation of Cotton Policy 2009-14: Rs 26.75 billion released against committed Rs 188 billion, National Assembly body told
The government has released only Rs 26.75 billion against the total commitment of Rs 188 billion for implementation of Textile Policy 2009-14, envisaging export target of $25 billion.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Textile mills: APTMA demands uninterrupted power supply
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer has said that the Punjab-based textile industry on independent feeders is facing six to eight hours of electricity loadshedding, resulting into one-shift closure.
Wednesday, April-02-2014

THE RUPEE: sharp recovery
The rupee managed to recover sharply against the dollar on the money market on Tuesday, dealers said. ======================== Open Bid Rs 99.90 Open Offer Rs 100.10 ========================
Wednesday, April-02-2014

Wheat Procurement Campaign 2014: Shahbaz approves 3.5 million metric tons target
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while giving approval to "Wheat Procurement Campaign 2014' on Monday has set 3.5 million metric tons target for the year. Shahbaz gave approval to the procurement policy at a high level meeting held on Monday.
Tuesday, April-01-2014

Lasbela Chamber chief calls for including agriculture sector into tax net
President Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Ismail Sattar, has called for inclusion of non-traditional sectors including agriculture into tax net to broaden tax base. Commenting on the State Bank's report, Sattar said that agriculture sector constitutes around 24 percent of GDP
Tuesday, April-01-2014

Water ''theft'' Irsa orders inquiry
Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Monday ordered an inquiry into the stealing of Balochistan''s water by Sindh during Rabi season. Irsa Advisory committee presided over by Chairman Irsa Nasim Bazai also observed that country would face a loss of 15 per cent water going to sea due to lack of dams, during a six-month period only.
Tuesday, April-01-2014

ECC irked by raise in urea price
Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has expressed annoyance with the fertilizer companies for increasing price of urea by Rs 54 per bag in violation of agreement with the government and directed the provincial governments to implement the decision in letter and spirit, sources close to Finance Minister told Business Recorder.
Tuesday, April-01-2014

Lacklustre business on cotton market
Dullness prevailed on the cotton market on Monday as most of the participants were on the sidelines in the process of trading, dealers said. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 6,600, they said. The prices of seed cotton in Sindh and Punjab per 40 kg were unchanged at Rs 2800-3100, they said. According to the market sources,
Tuesday, April-01-2014

Textile sector in Punjab: PTEA urges government to increase gas supply
Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) has called upon the government to increase gas supply to export-oriented textile sector in Punjab as the domestic consumption has declined significantly due to warm weather.
Tuesday, April-01-2014

APTMA chief demands non-stop gas supply to textile industry
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer has demanded uninterrupted gas supply to the Punjab-based textile industry in order to stop closure of mills and ultimately large-scale unemployment in the province. He has urged the government to save Punjab-based textile industry without delay.
Tuesday, April-01-2014


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