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September 2014

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More funds demanded to support poor growers
Participants of a one-day dialogue held here on Monday complained about the successive governments' indifference to small farmers and women agriculturists and demanded sufficient budgetary allocations for agriculture sector to support poor growers.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Farmers should use certified wheat seed for enhanced crops: WPEP
The two day Annual Wheat Planning/Wheat Productivity Enhancement Programme (WPEP) Annual Review Meeting 2014 recommended the farmers to use certified wheat seed so as to increase wheat crop in the country.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

KP, Iran to collaborate in energy, education sectors
The Iranian and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments on Monday decided to form ministerial committees to benefit from bilateral expertise in energy and education sectors.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Rs60b flood fighting plan splashed away
Policymakers have wasted more than Rs60 billion to undertake studies at national level for minimising flood damages and proper utilisation of that water from 1978 to 2010 with zero results on ground, The Nation has learnt through a research.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

CCP can help government enforce anti-tobacco convention: experts
The regulatory agencies such as Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) can play its role to assist government in smooth implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to reduce the crop farming by looking into possible collusion between tobacco growers and manufacturers for the promotion of the crop.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Unaware: Lack of knowledge bringing down productivity
Pakistan, a predominantly agrarian economy, lacks investment and poor infrastructure that renders much of the country's agriculture produce uncompetitive in the global market, said Dr Rasheed, a former director general at the Ayub Agricultural Research Institute.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Vegetable prices move up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha
Vegetables prices have started moving up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha and retailers say the prices may further go up in coming days.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Terrorism threats: fish harbour lacks security arrangements
The country's largest fisheries harbour, located in the vicinity of naval installations, is exposed to security threats owing to lack of security arrangements.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Cotton market: ginners, farmers resort to panic selling
Panic selling of seed cotton seen on the cotton market on Monday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar climbs
The dollar managed to gain sharply in relation to the rupee on the money market in the process of trading, dealers said on Monday.
Tuesday, September-16-2014

Integrated quality system can help boost horticulture exports
Director Harvest Tradings Ahmad Jawad said Pakistani agriculture products are the best in the world, yet the sector has not excelled to its true potential.
Monday, September-15-2014

Katcha belt population unmoved as flood looms large
The Sept 13 deadline given by the Larkana district administration to over 77,000 people of the katcha belt to move to safe places passed off without any response.
Monday, September-15-2014

Sugar sector: FBR takes notice of irregularities in collection of ST, FED, IT
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken a serious notice of irregularities in collection of sales tax, Federal Excise Duty (FED) and income tax from sugar sector, directing Large Taxpayer Units (LTUs) and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) to take a stern action on the report of Directorate General Audit, Inland Revenue (South), Karachi.
Monday, September-15-2014

Indus River in course of centuries built up its own bed
Indus River in the course of centuries built up its own bed and runs on a ridge and ground level on its both sides of slopes away.
Monday, September-15-2014

In the aftermath of rains & floods: prices of vegetables, fruits register 35 percent increase
The prices of fruits and vegetables in the so-called `Sastay' Sunday bazaars of the provincial capital have increased up to 35 per cent in the aftermath of widespread rains and flashfloods in central and western Punjab.
Monday, September-15-2014

APBUMA elects new office-bearers
Mehmood Group of Industries's Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi, Imran Mehmood and Muhammad Iqbal Khan have been elected unopposed as Chairman, Senior Vice-Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively of All Pakistan Bedsheet and Upholstery Manufacturers Association (APBUMA) for 2014-15.
Monday, September-15-2014

Yarn dealers, stockists protest against defaulters
Yarn dealers and stockiest have staged a protest against the defaulters of the Faisalabad Yarn Market in front of the defaulter house and demanded to government speculators and defaulters should be apprehended immediately.
Monday, September-15-2014

THE RUPEE: bears dominate
The rupee drifted lower against the dollar and euro in the currency market during the week, ended on Sept 13, 2014.
Monday, September-15-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 2.65 billion.
Monday, September-15-2014

PKI urges government to declare flood-hit districts calamity hit areas
Pakistan Kisan Ittehad (PKI) has urged the government to declare district submerged in flood water as calamity hit and waive off agricultural income tax and agricultural loans of the growers.
Saturday, September-13-2014

KP government keen to streamline agriculture department
KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has made it clear that PTI-led coalition government was eager to streamline Agriculture department and ensure increase in quality and quantity of agricultural produce like all other sectors of life for which he underlined concrete and result oriented measures.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Dar to visit US: foreign companies to be asked to finance Bhasha Dam
Pakistan would ask foreign companies to help finance Diamer-Bhasha Dam project during a scheduled visit of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to the US, said Chairman of the Board of Investment (BoI), Dr Miftah Ismail, in a press briefing on Friday.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Balkasar area Canola to be cultivated over 12,000 acres
Pakistan Oilseed Development Board (PODB), the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) and the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) have decided to cultivate Canola over 12,000 acres of Balkasar area.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Delay in urea import by ECC creates apprehension of severe shortage: KBP
Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has claimed that delay in allowing import of 800,000 tons of urea by the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) has created the apprehension of a severe urea fertilizer shortage in the country.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Three held: factory sealed for making injurious Gur in Daudzai
District Administration Peshawar sealed a factory on Friday and arrested three persons for making injurious Gur from substandard chemicals instead of sugarcane in Daudzai, a suburban locality of the provincial metropolis.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Upcoming Rabi season: US-funded project devises plan to enhance wheat production
During the two-day annual Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project (WPEP), wheat planning meeting held in Islamabad.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Cotton market:growing fears of pest attack push rates up
Growing fears of pest attack pushed rates higher on the cotton market on Friday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Met office issues 10-day advisory about standing cotton crop
The Met office in its 10-day farmers advisory asked the growers of cotton crop to take necessary steps to safeguard their standing crop against the stagnant rainwater.
Saturday, September-13-2014

THE RUPEE: all-round fall
The rupee extended its overnight slide in terms of the dollar and euro on the currency maarket on Friday, dealers said.
Saturday, September-13-2014

Standing crops, orchards spread over 200,000 acres of land damaged in Punjab
The ongoing floods in various parts of Punjab have so far damaged standing crops and orchards standing over 200,000 acres of land impacting cotton, rice, sugarcane and other commodities, it has been learnt.
Friday, September-12-2014

Mangla attains maximum storage level
The Mangla reservoir attained its maximum storage level of 1242 feet above mean sea level for the first time after completion of Mangla Dam Raising Project.
Friday, September-12-2014

Reservoirs should be built to store flood water
Water reservoirs should be built to restore the flood water in the country. This was stated by the General Secretary of Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan Memorial Committee, Mehfooz-un-Nabi Khan in a press release.
Friday, September-12-2014

Supreme Court adjourns flour subsidy case till October 2
Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday adjourned flour subsidy case till October 2, saying the court will review the reports submitted by federation and all the four provinces on provision of essential commodities to people on reasonable rates.
Friday, September-12-2014

Prices stable on fears of flood damage, pest attacks
Volume of business came down on the cotton market on Thursday as the growers showed no interest in selling on expectations of increase in rates, dealers said.
Friday, September-12-2014

Rains and floods: cotton prices enter bullish corridor
Since the past several days, rains and floods of high magnitude have poured and splashed over northern and central Pakistan.
Friday, September-12-2014

Punjab-based textile industry: loadshedding returns to 8 hours a day
Power load shedding for the Punjab-based textile industry returned to eight hours a day from earlier 10 hours a day, said sources.
Friday, September-12-2014

THE RUPEE: rates fall on payments
The rupee could not stand with its counterpart on the money market on Thursday following the payment requirements, dealers said.
Friday, September-12-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 3.883 billion as compared to PKR 2.262 billion registered on Thursday, up by 71.67 percent.
Friday, September-12-2014

Breach made to reduce pressure on Trimmu Headworks
Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that more than 700,000 cusecs of water would pass through the Trimmu Headworks and a 100-foot breach had already been made on its left side to reduce pressure on headworks.
Thursday, September-11-2014

UAF scientists identify 10 potential mango varieties
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad scientists claim to have identified 10 new indigenous mango varieties that will increase production, fight diseases and grab international market.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Flood assessment of Sida, irrigation officials unreliable , says CM
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed his dissatisfaction over the performance of the irrigation department and the Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority (Sida) in the strengthening of dykes and clearing all waterways to avert floods.
Thursday, September-11-2014

New crop varieties have increased yields
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed a number of new crops varieties, which are increasing crops yields.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Survey will be launched to compile report on losses: minister
Punjab Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed said that a survey will be launched soon after receding of floodwater to compile a report of losses to crops or buildings and human life.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Breach steadily widening
District Co-ordination Officer (DCO) Jhang on Wednesday said the bund was breached at several places.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Tobacco export falls by 11 percent
Tobacco export fell by 11 percent to $22.600 million in the last fiscal year 2013-14 from $25.298 million in the corresponding fiscal year 2012-13, official figures say.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Cotton market: rise in asking prices likely amid short supply
Most of the ginners were trying to hold back supply to raise asking prices as phutti arrivals slowed down after rains, dealers said on the cotton market on Wednesday.
Thursday, September-11-2014

THE RUPEE: mixed patterns
Divergent trends were seen on the money market on Wednesday as the rupee moved both ways versus the dollar in the process of trading, dealers said.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Thursday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 2.262 billion.
Thursday, September-11-2014

Palm oil import: focus gradually shifting from Malaysia to Indonesia
Recently, Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association (PVMA) delegation visited Malaysia to discuss the price & trade barriers and allied issues causing declining trend of palm oil imports to Pakistan on the side-lines of international price out-look conference held in Kuala Lumpur.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Floods: Commission to be formed to determine economic losses
The federal government is likely to constitute a commission to examine the economic losses which occurred due to the devastating floods in Punjab that would clear whether the government needs to revise its economic targets for the ongoing fiscal year or not.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Flooding tests Trimmu''''s resilience; Panjnad to be next big challenge
Heavy thunderstorm and subsequent flash floods have caused 231 deaths and inundated 1457 villages in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Gilgit-Baltistan, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Steps taken to protect strategic Trimmu Barrage: Multan, Muzaffargarh, Khanewal, Jhang face risk of inundation
As the combined peak of flash floods in the Chenab and Jhelum rivers is entering the Trimmu Barrage today (Wednesday), the Punjab government has taken all necessary steps to save the strategic barrage.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Fishermen underscore need for stepped up security
Fishermen, who now seek the government''s attention to scale up the maritime security inside the port''s navigational channel, on Tuesday said the terror attack on the naval dockyard had confirmed their security fears.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Cotton market: prices firm on active buying by mills
Prices maintained firmness on the cotton market on Tuesday in the process of trading, dealers said. The official spot rate managed to hold overnight level at Rs 5,600, they added.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Government will extend support to textile sector: Punjab Governor
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said the government would left no stone unturned to put precious forex earning textile sector on the track.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Lesco failed to reduce additional hours' loadshedding: Punjab textile industry suffers from power supply shortage
Punjab based textile industry remained short of electricity supply for second consecutive day, as the Lesco failed to reduce loadshedding for additional two hours from September 8.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

THE RUPEE: modest gains
The rupee extended its rise versus the dollar and euro on the currency market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 2.458 billion.
Wednesday, September-10-2014

Water level rising in Chenab, Ravi, Jhelum rivers: spokesman
The River Chenab is in high flood at Trimmu with water level rising, which is expected to reach high flood level during next 24 to 48 hours.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Irrigation Department cancels leave of officers
The Irrigation Department cancelled the leaves of officials/officers of Irrigation Department in wake of heavy rainfall which started throughout the country.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Traders hail withdrawal of cattle's entry fee
Hailing the decision of exempting merchants from paying fee of their animals entering Karachi, traders involved in the cattle business said that the move would encourage them to bring more and more animals to the sacrificial animals market set up at Sohrab Goth market.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Punjab Livestock making all-out efforts to deal with animal diseases
Punjab Livestock Department is making all out efforts to ensure provision of different medicines and vaccination against different animal diseases in the province.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Cotton market: mills, exporters make fresh deals
Fears of pest attack after rains, propelled mills to make forward deals on the cotton market on Monday, dealers said.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Bureaucracy main hurdle: 'PCGA endeavouring to increase production up to 20 million bales'
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) is endeavouring for increasing the production of good quality up to 20 million bales and achieving the goal of long staple cotton, betterment of the farmers as well as of ginners, creating job opportunities and industrialisation in Pakistan, it was stated by Aasim Saeed Sheikh (Vice Chairman) while talking to a delegation of Monsanto headed by its country manager Aamer Mehmood Mirza here on Monday.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Textile industry: APTMA chief demands uninterrupted power supply
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer has expressed concerns over the ongoing 10 hours electricity loadshedding for the Punjab-based textile industry on independent feeders, despite substantial reduction in demand for electricity and simultaneous increase in hydel generation in the country.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

THE RUPEE: firm trend
The rupee managed to keep its week-end levels against the dollar and euro on the money market on Monday, dealers said.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Tuesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 3.221 billion.
Tuesday, September-09-2014

Death and destruction as floods refuse to die down
Floods triggered by heavy rains have caused widespread destruction across vast swathes of the country, leaving over 180 people dead in Punjab, officials said on Sunday.
Monday, September-08-2014

Pakistan floods: Nearly 200 die as relief, rescue underway
Death toll from Pakistan's worst flooding in decades mounted to 195 on Monday as rescuers were battling to pull through thousands trapped in floodwaters, Samaa reported.
Monday, September-08-2014

Expand rice exports with new market development
Rice holds an important position in agriculture and national economy of Pakistan; it constitutes about10% of Pakistan's total exports. It is not a staple food in Pakistan and has a very low consumption.
Monday, September-08-2014

DS-Concept aims to boost rice exports Sheikh Riaz Masood
DS-Concept congratulates the winners of the 6th Export Trophy Award, by acknowledging their contribution in the growth of Pakistan Exports and increasing the foreign exchange reserves of the country amid of tough global competition.
Monday, September-08-2014

Sindh govt striving to boost agri and industrial sectors
General Secretary Pakistan Peoples Party Sindh Senator Taj Haider Sunday said that provincial PPP government is making efforts to further develop and promote agriculture sector in order to alleviate poverty with maximum crops production and meet the threat of food security.
Monday, September-08-2014

Message from Chief Executive TDAP
I have the pleasure to felicitate Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan on recognising services of Rice Exporters on the occasion of REAP's 6th Export Trophy Award Ceremony and extend my sincere congratulations to all award winners.
Monday, September-08-2014

THE RUPEE: modest recovery
The rupee, somehow, managed to recover modestly against the dollar on the money market during the week, ended on September 6, 2014.
Monday, September-08-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 4.648 billion as compared to PKR 3.704 billion registered on Friday, up by 25.48 percent.
Monday, September-08-2014

High flood in River Chenab puts Qadirabad at risk
High flood level in River Chenab has put the Qadirabad Headworks at Hafizabad at high risk while the city is also facing danger of getting submerged in the flood water.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Mangla dam almost filled to capacity
With River Jhelum hitting a massive flow of over 500,000 cusecs on Friday morning, Mangla dam has almost been filled to its original capacity of 1,242 feet, or 7.3 million acre feet (MAF), turning its lake into the biggest water reservoir in the country.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Heavy rains leave over 100 dead
The death toll has gone beyond 100 as torrential downpour continued to batter the Punjab and Azad Kashmir on Friday.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Flood monitoring cell established
Directorate General of Agriculture (Extension and Applied Research) Punjab has established a 'flood monitoring cell' in its office after an advisory from Pak Meteorological Department for appropriate action.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Immediate measures ordered to cope with situation
Punjab Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights/Incharge Flood Control Plan Faisalabad Division Sardar Tahir Khalil Sandhu has directed the concerned departments to take immediate measures to cope with the worst situation arising out of the heavy rains and rapid relief activities should be ensured to lessen the people's difficulties due to the rain water.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Navigational channel Karachi fish harbour heeds dredging
Big fishing boats face berthing and sailing problems as the country's largest fish harbour is fast losing its draft, fishermen said on Friday.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Modest trade on cotton market on continuing rains
Modest trading was seen on the cotton market on Friday as rains continued for the fifth day in some parts of country, dealers said.
Saturday, September-06-2014

THE RUPEE: rates firm
Steadier trend was witnessed on the money market as the rupee resisted sharp fluctuation in terms of the dollar in the process of trading, dealers said.
Saturday, September-06-2014

Sindh CM declares rain emergency
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has declared rain emergency in Sindh irrigation and local government departments to meet out any eventuality of heavy rains and flood-like situation.
Saturday, September-06-2014

RoD signed for capacity development of agriculture extension in KP
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) signed Record of Discussion (RoD).
Thursday, September-04-2014

High flood level likely in Ravi, Chenab rivers
According to latest meteorological conditions, a well-marked monsoon low lies over Rajasthan (India) which is likely to affect upper catchments of all the major rivers except Indus.
Thursday, September-04-2014

PPCBL gives Rs 9,162 million agriculture loans in 2013-14
Punjab Provincial Co-operative Bank Ltd(PPCBL) gave agriculture loans of Rs 9162 million during financial year 2013-14, President/CEO Muhammad Ayub said here on Wednesday.
Thursday, September-04-2014

Drought victims: body to ensure transparent wheat distribution
Sindh Minister for Population Welfare and Co-ordinator on Relief, Ali Mardan Shah said that a committee would be formed to ensure transparent distribution of wheat among drought-hit victims in the desert areas.
Thursday, September-04-2014

KBP urges government to announce demand price for Basmati, IRRI
Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) urged the government to take immediate steps for safeguarding the interest of paddy growers and announce minimum purchase price for Basmati (paddy) at Rs 3,000 per maund and for IRRI at Rs 1,800 per maund.
Thursday, September-04-2014

Cotton, sugarcane crops: farmers advised to take measures against viral, pests attacks
Viral and pest have struck standing crops of cotton and sugarcane in the agriculture plains of the country, the Met Office has reported, advising the farmers to take measures to avoid yield loss.
Thursday, September-04-2014

Cotton market: trade activity slackens on slow phutti arrivals
Trading activity slowed down on the cotton market on Wednesday amid slow phutti arrivals, dealers said.
Thursday, September-04-2014

1.76 million bales of cotton reach ginneries: PCGA
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has issued the figures of cotton arrival upto September Ist, 2014.
Thursday, September-04-2014

Outstanding refunds: APTMA chief urges government to speed up process
Muhammad Yasin Siddik, Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has urged the government to speed up the process of outstanding refunds as committed by the Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Muhammad Ishaq Dar in the federal budget that all outstanding sales tax refund would be cleared by September 30, 2014.
Thursday, September-04-2014

THE RUPEE: modest gains
The rupee managed to rise modestly against the dollar on the money market on Wednesday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Thursday, September-04-2014

Agriculture plains will be in grip of gusty winds, Met Office warns farmers
Gusty winds are likely to grip the agriculture plains of the country in the next 10 days, the met office has warned the farmers.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

KBP to discuss paddy growers' issues today
Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has convened meeting of its rice board on Wednesday in the provincial metropolis to discuss the issues faced by the paddy growers and delay in announcement of minimum purchase price by the government.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

Finished articles, made-ups: imposition of 17 percent ST under SRO 1125(I) will promote illegal imports
The imposition of 17 percent sales tax on imported finished articles and made-ups under SRO 1125(I)/2011 through notification SRO 420(1)/2014 would promote and facilitate illegal imports through grey trafficking, Afghan transit trade and smuggling. Besides, genuine imports are also likely to be mis-declared and heavily under invoiced.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

Cotton market: mills, spinners continue buying ahead of likely rains
Business activity improved on the cotton market on Tuesday as mills accelerated forward buying to cover urgent needs, dealers said.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

APTPMA voices concern over turmoil due to sit-ins
All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) expressed great concern over present turmoil and unrest faced by the country due to sit-ins which are affecting our economy, export, business and trade dangerously.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

THE RUPEE: mixed patterns
The value of the dollar moved both ways against the rupee on the money market on Tuesday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 4.216 billion as compared to PKR 1.784 billion registered on Wednesday, up by 136.33 percent.
Wednesday, September-03-2014

Sindh for fixing support price for cotton, paddy
Sindh government asked the growers? organisations and provincial agriculture department to work out PC-I separately for fixing government?s support price for the cotton and paddy production with its implications on the government and socio-economic impact on the grower?s community so that a comprehensive decision in this regard could be made for the progress of the farmers community.
Tuesday, September-02-2014

Cotton growers advised to save crop from rain
Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to take all necessary steps for saving their crop from damages may be caused by the rains at this important juncture.
Tuesday, September-02-2014

APTMA demands reduction in Loadshedding
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer has urged the government to end the mismatch in electricity and gas supply to the Punjab-based textile industry for the continuity of production activities.
Tuesday, September-02-2014

THE RUPEE: volatility dominates
Volatility dominated the money market on Monday as political instability persisted and under the circumstances, no one is able to predict about return of normalcy in the country, dealers said.
Tuesday, September-02-2014

Farmers advised to sow good sugarcane varieties
Farmers should select sugarcane varieties of good yield and also best resistance quality against diseases and insects.
Monday, September-01-2014

Minister orders report on misappropriation of wheat bags
Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, taking notice of complaint regarding embezzlement of wheat bags at Chhachhro godown, has ordered Food department officers to submit report into the matter within 24 hours.
Monday, September-01-2014

THE RUPEE: recovery continues
Recovery in the value of rupee continued against the dollar on money market during the week, ended on August 30, 2014.
Monday, September-01-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 1.683 billion.
Monday, September-01-2014


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