PAKISSAN.com; Connecting Agricultural Community for Better Farming; Pakistan's Largest Agri Web Portal
 



.
Connecting Agri-Community for Better Farming

 

Search from the largest Agri Info Bank

 

Pakissan Urdu

1
   

 -->

  Bookmark and Share

Pakissan.com;

News Channel

World Agriculture News

August 2014

News Archive

September sowing: growers advised to select sugarcane variety
A spokesman of the Department said here on Thursday that during the year 2013-14, sugar cane was planted over 18.70 million acres of land in the province and a production of 43.7 million tons was attained thus registering an average production of 626.1 maund per acre while some progressive farmers were getting very high production.
Friday, August-29-2014

Steps discussed to enhance meat export
Stakeholders from meat sector at a consultative meeting held at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore discussed various steps to enhance meat export.
Friday, August-29-2014

Chicken meat prices fall
The poultry rates have recorded steep fall in open market during the past couple of days due to uncertain political situation and limited social activities in Punjab, former Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association and LCCI Senior Vice President Abdul Basit, told Business Recorder, here on Thursday.
Friday, August-29-2014

Development of Mubarak Village: fishermen seek probe into closure of project
The second largest fishermen colony - Mubarak village - confronts serious civic and healthcare problems, as the Sindh government's project to develop the village on modern lines has come to dead-end.
Friday, August-29-2014

Prices up slightly after fresh rains in Punjab
Prices moved higher modestly on the cotton market on Thursday following the fresh monsoon rains in the Punjab, dealers said.
Friday, August-29-2014

Low seed cotton arrivals increase lint prices
Interruption in seed cotton (Kapas/Phutti) arrivals from Punjab where rains have slowed down supplies has resulted in increase in raw cotton prices.
Friday, August-29-2014

THE RUPEE: slight fall
The rupee could not maintain its upward journey against the dollar on the interbank market on Thursday, dealers said.
Friday, August-29-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 3.158 billion as compared to PKR 2.224 billion registered on Wednesday, up by 42.02 percent.
Friday, August-29-2014

Nara irrigation system rehabilitated, says FAO
The Nara irrigation system has been rehabilitated under a World Bank-assisted programme, the UN?s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Abiyana recovery must for better canal system
Provincial Minister for Irrigation Mian Yawar Zaman has said that recovery of abiyana is equal responsibility of Kisan organisations as well as government officers and staff.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Four flour mills KP government cancels wheat quota
The provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa cancelled the wheat quota of four flour mills in district Peshawar.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Cattle reaching local markets: KMC officials directed to initiate vaccination
KMC Administrator, Rauf Akhter Farooqui has directed the corporation's officials related to medical and health services as well as veterinary and livestock departments to immediately initiate vaccination of cattle reaching the metropolis for sale prior to Eid e Qurban.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Channel closure caused by anchored fishing boats
Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) said on Wednesday the congestion at the navigational channel was caused by anchored boats despite the authority's repeated calls to clear berths.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Cotton market: persistent demand helps prices remain firm
Continued buying by mills and exporters boosted the rates to held firmness on the cotton market on Wednesday, dealers said.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Central Executive body: PCGA's ginner group elected unopposed
Election Commission of PCGA headed by Sajjad Hussain has announced after scrutiny of the nomination papers that Ginner group of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) swept all the 15 vacant seats of Central Executive Committee (CEC) for the seventh time and elected unopposed because no other candidate turned up for the contest.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Trade negotiations: APTMA asks government to ensure level-playing field with India
In a bid to save country's textile industry from complete disaster and boost exports to India, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has proposed the government to ensure level-playing field for the local industry in trade negotiations with India, it is learnt.
Thursday, August-28-2014

THE RUPEE: mixed patterns
The rupee minimised losses against the dollar on Wednesday following the measure taken by the State Bank of Pakistan to bring the national currency at previous level, dealers said on the money market.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Thursday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 2.224 billion as compared to PKR 2.049 billion registered on Wednesday, up by 8.55 percent.
Thursday, August-28-2014

Power, agriculture: World Bank signs $665m financing agreements
Pakistan and World Bank have signed financing agreements worth $588.4 million and $76.4 million for the development of Dasu hydropower project and Sindh Agricultural Growth Project respectively.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

India agrees to re-examine objections to Kishanganga dam design
India has agreed to re-examine Pakistan?s objections over designs of Kishanganga dam and four other hydroelectric power projects on Jhelum and Chenab rivers.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Biomass energy panacea for power woes
The biomass energy has a potential to convert a wide variety of wastes into clean energy, besides being a substitute for diminishing global oil supplies that can be used to overcome electricity shortage and help check climate change phenomenon.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Food and agriculture in Sindh: experts concerned at non existence of policy
Civil society activists and experts expressing serious concern over non existence of a food and agriculture policy in Sindh, said that a comprehensive policy document is required which may address all agricultural issues.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Water dispute: meeting ends in stalemate
The meeting of Pakistan-India Indus Water Commissioners has ended in a stalemate, as India bluntly refused to make any change in its stance over four hydropower projects being built on Chenab River in Indian held Kashmir.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Irregularities: Irrigation official sent on forced retirement
The Executive Engineer of Sindh Irrigation Department, Rehmatullah Soomro, has been sent on forced retirement over irregularities while Dr Zenat Shaikh of the Health Department was awarded stoppage of two annual increments for 02 years on the ground of financial irregularities.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Congestion at fish harbour delays shrimp hunt: Stofa
Landing of the season's first bulk catch is likely to take weeks more as the clogged navigational channel of harbour delayed hundreds of vessels to sail deep sea to resume shrimp hunt, fishermen said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Cotton market: rates on upward amid rising demand
Prices advanced further on the cotton market on Tuesday amid strong demand by mills and spinners, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Textile sector: FBR won't be allowed to formulate tax policy: APTMA
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has made a proposal under the new textile policy (2014-19) asking the government that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should not be allowed to formulate tax policy of textile sector.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

APTMA KP seeks special relief package for business community
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has called for the announcement of special relief package for business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

THE RUPEE: recovers modestly
The State Bank of Pakistan's (SBP) corrective measure to bring back rupee on track, helped the national currency to recover some gains against the dollar in both the interbank and open market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 2.049 billion.
Wednesday, August-27-2014

Indus Delta destruction: conservationists for revisiting 1991 Water Accord
Nature conservationists on Monday accused the government authorities and policy makers of Pakistan, who have discarded the Indus Delta that used to receive Indus River?s water to maintain ecology for long but now more than 2.5 million people have migrated from their ancestral villages to safer places due to increasing sea intrusion and unavailability of fresh water.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

Water disputes: meeting inconclusive
The second round of talks between Pak-India Indus water commissions remained inconclusive as Indian Indus Water Commissioner K. Vohra categorically rejected the demands of Pakistan to change the design of Kishanganga and Baglihar dam projects.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

PFMA-KP polls 8 nominees elected unopposed
Four members of each Corporate and Associate Groups have been elected unopposed in elections 2014-16 of Pakistan Flour Mills' Association Elections Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

Cotton market: prices firm amid strong demand by mills
Stability prevailed on the cotton market on Monday as mills continued buying to cover forward buying, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

PAD sets cotton production target at 10.5 million bales
Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has set the cotton production target of 10.5 million bales for the current season in the province.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

Textile Policy (2014-19): APTMA suggests overall revision of ST regime
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has proposed overall revision of sales tax regime under new Textile Policy (2014-19), including zero percent sales tax on all items mentioned in SRO.1125(I)/2011, 'no sales tax-no refund regime', extension of zero-rating facility on diesel/other fuels for export-oriented units, audit selection only through computer balloting and prior approval of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) before initiating proceedings against active textile units.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

APTMA volunteers team to probe discrepancies in Crest
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has strongly criticised the working of the Computerised Risk-Based Evaluation of Sales Tax (CREST) system of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and proposed constitution of teams comprising APTMA and tax officials for investigating discrepancies in any CREST action against the defaulting units.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

THE RUPEE: sharp slide versus $
The rupee surrendered further gains against the dollar on the currency market on Monday due to present political crisis in the country, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-26-2014

Meeting water need of Kharif crops: Irsa stops filling Mangla Dam
The Indus River System Authority has stopped filling the Mangla Dam on the river Jhelum due to low flows in the rivers and to meet irrigation needs of the provinces to grow, mature and harvest the strategic cash crops including rice, cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, fodder and orchards.
Monday, August-25-2014

Fresh water ponds turn saline in Indus delta
Fishermen residing in the remote coastal villages in the Indus delta did not know how many wells and fresh water ponds in their villages have turned saline.
Monday, August-25-2014

VC invites stakeholders for role in agri development
Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tando Jam Prof. Dr Mujeebuddin Memon Sahrai Sunday called upon the major stakeholders in agriculture to come forward and share their responsibility for the country's progress and prosperity as well as development of agriculture sector of the country.
Monday, August-25-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar higher
Persistent crisis on the political front forced the rupee to extend it's fall against the dollar on the local currency market during week, ended on 23, 2014.
Monday, August-25-2014

Agriculture: FPCCI chief raises food security concerns
Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Zakaria Usman has expressed concern over the present deplorable conditions of food security, stressing that the crisis demanded urgent attention.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Dairy sector: ST refunds to be processed as per law : FBR
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that sales tax refunds of the dairy sector up to July 1, 2014 would be processed in view of the legal status raw/unprocessed milk enjoys, which is a sales tax zero-rated item under SRO.549(1)/2008 and SRO.570(I)/2013.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Hi-yielding, hi-tech crops
Pakistan is among the largest producers of cotton, maize and rice but the yield and quality of agricultural products is not at par with the world standards.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Indus Waters Treaty: Indian delegation arrives today
A 10-member Indian delegation of Indus Water Commission is arriving in Lahore on Saturday (today) to hold dialogue in accordance with the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty between the two countries.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Irsa releases 30,000 cusecs of extra water from Tarbela Dam
The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) released 30,000 cusecs extra water from the Tarbela dam to meet minimum needs of the provinces for watering of the strategic cash crops ie cotton, rice, sugarcane etc, Punjab Irrigation officials told Business Recorder here on Friday.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Weather pundits warn farmers of pest/viral attacks
Meteorological department has warned the farmers of pest and viral attacks on their standing crops in the wake of current seasonal rainy spells and advised them to take protective measures.
Saturday, August-23-2014

UAF holds seminar: farmers urged to ensure balanced usage of fertilisers
Speakers at a seminar have urged the farmers to ensure balanced usage of fertilizer in their fields as per recommendations of agricultural experts in order to increase productivity of crops.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Qadri's allegation rejected: 'Poultry Traders' Association fixes prices in Punjab'
Chief Minister's Special Assistant on Livestock Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad Jutt has claimed that prices of poultry in Punjab province are fixed keeping in view the interest of the masses because of which prices of poultry meat and eggs are always lower as compared to other parts of the country.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Cotton market: rising rates likely to fall in near future
Prices maintained upward march on the cotton market on Friday but it is expected that rates likely to decline because it looks that temperature on political front coming down and the rupee would also manage to find it's realistic level versus the dollar, as well, dealers said.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Baig lauds Supreme Court judgement
Pakistan Denim Manufactures and Exporters Association Chairman Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig has lauded the Supreme Court's judgement declaring Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) illegal.
Saturday, August-23-2014

THE RUPEE: falls versus dollar, euro
The rupee continued its decline versus the dollar on the money market on Friday, but it is most likely that the national currency may rebound in the near future, dealers said.
Saturday, August-23-2014

Science-based agriculture stressed to meet food demands
Pakistan is among the largest producers of cotton, maize, rice and citrus, but the yield and quality of agriculture produce is not at par with international standard, therefore, it is imperative to adopt science-based agriculture to meet growing food, fibre and fodder demands.
Friday, August-22-2014

Reap accuses government of neglecting R&D sector
Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) on Thursday said that the production and exports of rice decreased significantly in the last two years due to the government's act of neglecting research and development (R&D) sector.
Friday, August-22-2014

Seafood exports increase by 5.68 percent in July
The exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 5.68 percent during the first month of fiscal year 2014-15 as compared to the same month of last year.
Friday, August-22-2014

Prices rise amid improved demand
Prices rose modestly on the cotton market on Thursday in the process of improved demand by millls and spinners, dealers said The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 5400, they added.
Friday, August-22-2014

Prices surge on cotton market
Cotton prices moved up by Rs 100 to Rs 150 per maund (37.32 Kgs) on the cotton market this week due to slow arrivals of seedcotton (Kapas/Phutti).
Friday, August-22-2014

Textile exports up five percent MoM
Textile exports of the country registered an increase of 5 percent and remained at $1.16 billion in July as compared to the preceding month of the current fiscal year, it is learnt.
Friday, August-22-2014

THE RUPEE: moves both ways
The rupee moved both ways against the dollar on the currency market on Thursday in the process of trading, dealers said.
Friday, August-22-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 2.350 billion as compared to PKR 2.003 billion registered on Thursday, up by 17.29 percent.
Friday, August-22-2014

Govt to have advantage of Turkish experience in livestock sector
Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab Nasim Sadiq has said that the government wants to take full advantage of Turkish experience of unprecedented success in the livestock sector and intends to explore the possibilities for its replication in Pakistan.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Food scarcity: Water scarcity major South Asian challenge
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries should make joint efforts to deal with challenges such as water scarcity, food insecurity and malnutrition in the region, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said on Monday.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Progress analysis: SMEs vital to long-term sustainable growth, says Thaver
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) Director Zulfikar Thaver said on Tuesday the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be most important in achieving the objectives of Pakistan Vision 2025 ? a long-term plan for sustainable economic growth.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Cotton farmers asked to be vigilant against bugs
Agriculture experts have advised growers to be vigilant of dusky cotton and red cotton bugs and asked them to consult experts for their in timely control in the cotton belt, particularly from September to November.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Excise duty on cigarettes: PTC pays Rs 41 billion duties, taxes during January to June 2014
One of the leading cigarette manufacturing companies has contributed over Rs 41 billion in the form of duties and taxes to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) during January-June (2013-14), which is 31 percent higher than the same period last fiscal year.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

43 held for violating meat holiday
District administration Peshawar arrested 43 persons including hoteliers and butchers for violation of meat holiday in the provincial metropolis.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Cotton market: prices fall on regular supplies of phutti
Rates dropped modestly due to easy supply of phutti on the cotton market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Rain related damages: Cotton growers advised to take timely actions
Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to take timely actions for saving their crop from damages caused by rain.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Jam Sadiq Bridge's PC-I approved, work to start soon: KMC Administrator's assurance to tanners
Administrator of Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has assured the industrialists to carry out development work in Korangi industrial area very soon despite the paucity of funds.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar very close to Rs 101 mark
The dollar is marching toward Rs 101 mark due to rising demand for greenback on the local currency market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 1.382 billion and number of lots traded was reported at 7,584.
Wednesday, August-20-2014

Tarbela Dam filled to its maximum capacity: IRSA
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has filled the Tarbela Dam on the Indus River to its maximum level of 1,550 ft with the storage of 6.6 million acre feet (MAF) to be used for hydel power generation and sowing of winter crops.
Tuesday, August-19-2014

Cotton market: steady trend seen amid tight supplies
Prices managed to hold firmness on the cotton market on Monday in the process of slow arrivals, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-19-2014

Cotton growers advised to timely tackle red bug, dusky
Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to timely tackle the threat of red cotton bug and dusky cotton bug for ensuring enhanced production of quality cotton.
Tuesday, August-19-2014

Long marches, sit-ins have negative effects on economy: APTPMA
All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) has expressed great concern over present turmoil and unrest faced by the country and said that ongoing long marches, sit-ins and agitation rallies have negative effects on economy, export, business and trade.
Tuesday, August-19-2014

THE RUPEE: rates slip
The rupee failed to retain its week end gains against the dollar on the currency market on Monday in process of trading, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-19-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Tuesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 1.739 billion and number of lots traded was reported at 9,982.
Tuesday, August-19-2014

Live stock sector: government intends to take advantage of Turkish experience
Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab Nasim Sadiq has said that the government wants to take full advantage of Turkish experience of unprecedented success in the livestock sector and intends to explore the possibilities for its replication in Pakistan.
Monday, August-18-2014

Indus in low flood at Kalabagh, Chashma barrages
After scattered rains in the catchment areas of the rivers up country, mighty Indus is in low flood at Kalabagh and Chashma barrages with respective flow of 2,51,200 cusecs and 2,82,000 cusecs of water, Flood Forecasting Centre said here on Sunday.
Monday, August-18-2014

PCGA urges government to introduce support price of phutti
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has demanded of the Government to save the farmers and ginners from the exploitation of textile millers by introducing support prices of "Phutti" (raw cotton).
Monday, August-18-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar hits Rs 100 mark
The rupee crossed the barrier of Rs 100 against the dollar in the local currency market during the week, ended on 16 Aug, 2014.
Monday, August-18-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 3.355 billion as compared to PKR 2.587 billion registered on Friday, up by 29.69 percent.
Monday, August-18-2014

Govt decides to establish high-level National Food Security Council
The government has decided to establish a high-level National Food Security Council (NFSC) in order to develop national policy for long term sustainability of agriculture on profitable basis.
Saturday, August-16-2014

GST on oil cake: Phutti prices fall by Rs 700 per maund
Phutti prices posted a decline of Rs 700 per maund during the current crop season due to imposition of General Sales Tax (GST) on oil cake.
Saturday, August-16-2014

Gusty winds compel fishermen to halt fishing
High tides and gusty winds have forced the struggling fishermen to halt fishing as scores of boats returned to shores to avoid mid-sea accidents, seafarers said on Friday.
Saturday, August-16-2014

Cotton market: buying by mills pushes spot rate rise higher
Continued purchasing by mills pushed rates up on the cotton market on Friday, dealers said.
Saturday, August-16-2014

PTEA hails launch of 'Vision 2025'
Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) hailed the launching of 'Vision 2025' and termed it the right step to transform the country into an economically strong and prosperous nation and enhance exports to USD150 billion by 2025.
Saturday, August-16-2014

Jute sack industry: government urged to follow Bangladesh model
Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) has urged the government to follow Bangladesh in adopting an aggressive approach to support its jute sack industry.
Saturday, August-16-2014

THE RUPEE: bears persist
Bears dominated the money market on Friday as the demand for dollars did not allow rupee to shed its losses versus the US currency in the process of trading, dealers said.
Saturday, August-16-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 2.587 billion.
Saturday, August-16-2014

Workshop on 'growing organic vegetables at home' on August 24
To promote agricultural related tourism in Pakistan, Agri Tourism Development Corporation is holding a one-day training workshop on "growing organic vegetables at home" on August 24, at Gatwala Forest Park near Faisalabad.
Friday, August-15-2014

Fiscal Year 2014 cotton yarn export down 12 percent
Export of cotton yarn fell by 12 percent to $1.990 billion in the last fiscal year 2013-14, according to official figures.
Friday, August-15-2014

SBP to continue playing key role in growth of economy: Saeed Ahmed
The Acting Governor of State Bank of Pakistan Saeed Ahmed has said the central bank will keep on playing its role in growth of the country's economy and it is important to follow teachings of our leaders and keep the national interest supreme in every decision we make.
Friday, August-15-2014

Cotton issues: Country appears set to miss cotton production target
A high cost of production, coupled with shortage of input might result in last year's repeat performance of failing to produce the target amount of cotton.
Friday, August-15-2014

Indian businessmen to visit Pakistan
A high-level delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will visit Pakistan during the current month to explore possibilities of promoting bilateral trade between the two neighbouring countries.
Friday, August-15-2014

Rates of commodities
Agriculture Marketing Information Service Punjab (AMISP) issued rates of different agriculture products (100 kg) in local market on Friday.
Friday, August-15-2014

Growers of Barani areas issued advisory
Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the growers of Barani areas that they could increase production of their crops by 20 to 25 percent by preserving the moisture in the land as a result of summer rains.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Rice exporters concerned over raise in shipping charges
Rice exporters have expressed their serious concern over sudden increase in shipping companies' charges.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Jewellery export down by 72.44 percent
Jewellery export has declined by 72.44 percent to 324.471 million dollars in fiscal year 2013-14, according to official figure.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Fishermen drag dead whale to Karachi shore
The body of what fishermen say is an estimated 70-foot whale was pushed to the coast of Karachi on Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Cotton market: rates firm on rising demand by mills
Strong demand by mills, helped the rates to hold present levels on the cotton market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Uncertainty will adversely: affect industry: APTMA Punjab
Chairman APTMA Punjab S M Tanveer has apprehended serious impact on commerce and industry if prevailing uncertainty in the country looms large.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

THE RUPEE: mixed patterns
Divergent trends were seen on the currency market on Tuesday as the rupee played both sides in terms of the dollar in the process of activity, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 1.39 billion and number of lots traded was reported at 7,270.
Wednesday, August-13-2014

Suppliers'' prequalification: MoC bars TCP from conducting process
On the directives of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has restricted the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) from conducting prequalification process of suppliers for commodity procurement.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Utilising soil moisture: farmers advised to complete sowing of Kharif crops
Upcountry growers should complete sowing of Kharif crops with a view to utilise field dampness for a better yield, Met Office advised on Monday.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Prices of potatoes likely to fall soon
Prices of potatoes might decline considerably shortly when its supply from Quetta, Kohat and Balakot would start reaching the local markets, sources told Business Recorder.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Improving mangoes quality: ASLP launches marketing development project
Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages programme (ASLP) launched a domestic marketing development project to improve the quality of mango at local level and imparting training to orchard owners for direct marketing of their produce.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Traffic blockades to adversely affect poultry supply
Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association (NZ), Raza Mehmood Khursand has warned of a possible short supply of poultry in the province in coming days and high poultry meat prices because of blockade of traffic by the government to restrict the movement of Tahirul Qadri supporters.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Cotton market: modest trading activity amid persisting political chaos
Modest trading activity was seen on the cotton market on Monday amid persisting political agitation caused by demand of removal of Nawaz Sharif's government, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Country may miss cotton production target
The country is likely to miss cotton production target of 15.1 million bales set for the current season 2014-15 after failing to meet the sowing target by 6 per cent and attacks of sucking insects on the crop, official sources reveal.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Pakistan Textile City project reviewed
The 56th Board of Directors' meeting of Pakistan Textile City Limited project was held in Karachi, chaired by Chairman Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

THE RUPEE: dollar at Rs 99.40
Political chaos caused sharp erosion in the value of the rupee versus the dollar on the money market on Monday, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-12-2014

Russia retaliates
The Russian government's decision to adopt a tit-for-tat policy and ban the import of Western agriculture products (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy products) from those countries which have imposed non-trade sanctions against Russia has raised concern in several European capitals and Canada though not the US with minimal overall reliance on farm exports as a percentage of total exports to Russia.
Monday, August-11-2014

Usman joins KHAADI as GM
Muhammad Usman, General Manager of an international brand Levi Strauss& Co has joined KHAADI today as General Manager after spending 11 successful years with Levi's.
Monday, August-11-2014

Destructive pest found in rice shipment
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the port of Baltimore have discovered that a shipment of rice from Pakistan was infested with Khapra Beetle larvae.
Monday, August-11-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 1,421 million.
Monday, August-11-2014

Turkmenistan offers help in energy sector
The Vice-Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov, said on Friday that his country was willing to provide electricity to Pakistan.
Saturday, August-09-2014

Import of 0.3 million tons of potato allowed on zero percent ST
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has allowed import of a total quantity of 300,000 tons of potato at the rate of zero percent sales tax without payment of withholding tax up to November 15, 2014.
Saturday, August-09-2014

Nawabshah canal breach: five villages inundated, standing crops damaged
A 100 feet breach in canal near Daur submerged standing crops on hundreds of acres of land and inundated five villages here on Friday.
Saturday, August-09-2014

Cotton market gains momentum on lower rates
Trading activity improved further on the cotton market on Friday mainly because of continued downward trend in prices, dealers said.
Saturday, August-09-2014

Low orders for Christmas and New Year: power & gas crises may affect textile exports: Prgmea
Pakistan's textile exports might fall during the current fiscal year as global buyers apprehending that the country's power and gas shortages might delay their supplies have placed unexpectedly low orders for Christmas and New Year seasons, exporters said on Friday.
Saturday, August-09-2014

THE RUPEE: all-round slide
All-round decline was witnessed on the money market on Friday as the rupee drifted lower versus the dollar and euro in the process of trading, dealers said.
Saturday, August-09-2014

Bosan for expanding agri research to increase yield
Federal Minister Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFSR) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Thursday underlined the need to strengthen and expand the scope of agricultural research and innovation system for increasing farm productivity and attaining self-sufficiency in food production.
Friday, August-08-2014

First vessel of imported wheat due on August 19
A ship carrying 50,000 tonnes of black sea wheat is scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on August 19, as the country started a new round of wheat import, traders said on Thursday.
Friday, August-08-2014

PARC's BoG approves Rs 3.59 billion budget for fiscal year 2015
Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) Board of Governors (BoG) has approved Rs 3.59 billion for the current financial year 2014-15 budget that include Rs 2,415 million to meet development and non-development expenditures.
Friday, August-08-2014

Irsa reduces outflows of Mangla dam to 10,000 cusecs
After substantial decrease in water flows in the rivers Jhelum and Kabul due to below normal rains in the country, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) reduced water outflow of Mangla dam to 10,000 cusecs on Thursday that is minimum discharge since 2005.
Friday, August-08-2014

Clarification
Apropos a news item "Lab tests confirm substandard: TCP rejects sugar stocks of two mills," carried by Business Recorder on June 17, 2014, Pattoki Sugar Mills (Pvt) Limited and Baba Farid Sugar Mills have clarified that they are producers of premium quality sugar, being consumed in local market and also exported to different countries with no complaint whatsoever.
Friday, August-08-2014

'Uncertified' sugar being sold in market
Local sugar mills were continuously selling `uncertified' sugar in the market merely to save Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority's (PSQCA) lab testing and licensing fees, ranging between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000, posing health hazards to consumers.
Friday, August-08-2014

Time for Pakistan to boost agriculture produce
The first China Agriculture and Chemical (CAC) began at the Expo Centre on Tuesday. As many as 160 stalls have been set up by China, Pakistan and other countries.
Thursday, August-07-2014

Non-availability of scientific research dims future fishing prospects
Pakistan's commercial fisheries sector is perturbed over the changing weather pattern of seas, as the unavailable scientific marine research has dimmed the future fishing prospects for the local fishermen.
Thursday, August-07-2014

PLDDD to vaccinate 22.02 million animals till September
Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department (PLDDD) has set a target of vaccinating 22.02 million cows, buffaloes, sheep and goat till September 30, under the "Flood Plan 2014" to avoid spread of epidemics during this season.
Thursday, August-07-2014

Cotton market: trading activity gains momentum
Brisk trading was witnessed on the cotton market on Wednesday as mills and spinners took interest in fresh buying to cover their immediate needs, dealers said.
Thursday, August-07-2014

CCMG urges growers to adopt measures to tackle pest attack
The Cotton Crop Management Group (CCMG) has recommended cotton growers make special arrangements and adopt special measures to combat with highly hazardous pest attack aimed favourable rainy weather and asked the farmers to observe continuous pest scouting.
Thursday, August-07-2014

THE RUPEE: stable trend
The rupee almost managed to hold the present levels against the dollar on the local currency market on Wednesday, dealers said.
Thursday, August-07-2014

Growth in agriculture
Pakistan is an agrarian country. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14, the agriculture sector provides livelihood for almost one out of two Pakistanis and contributes more than one-fifth or approximately 20 percent of the GDP.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Country spent $1.859 billion on palm oil import during fiscal year 2014
The country spent $1.859 billion on the import of palm oil during the last fiscal year 2013-14, which is 5.25 percent lower than the spending in fiscal year 2012-13, official figures say.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Pak-China Economic Corridor to open avenues of cooperation in agriculture sector: first CAC Pakistan Summit opens
Pak-China Economic Corridor will open up new avenues of co-operation in agriculture sector as it would also pave the way for transfer of technology pertaining to agro-chemicals, pesticides, fertilisers and seeds.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Sugar export: SBP reduces advance deposit requirement
In order to facilitate the exporters, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) while extending the shipment period for sugar by 45-days has announced to reduce advance deposit requirement from 25 percent to 15 percent with immediate effect.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Government urged to purge PGJDC BoD of political appointments
The Regional Standing Committee on Gems & Jewellery, FPCCI, and Gold & Gems Art Promotion Council-Pakistan (GGAPC-Pakistan) in a joint meeting have urged the government to purge the Board of Directors (BOD) of Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) of political appointments.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

China has vast scope for export of Pakistani gems, jewellery: PCJCCI chief
President of Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) Shah Faisal Afridi has said that China, being the world's largest consumer market for gems and jewellery has a vast scope for export of Pakistan's gems and jewellery products.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Cotton market: prices up amid rising demand by mills
Fresh buying by mills helped the rates to resist more erosion in the process of trading, dealers said on the cotton market on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Growers hold protest against cut in cotton price
Growers held a protest against cut in cotton buying price, burnt tyres and blocked road for four hours here on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Energy supply constraints: textile industry's growth being marred: APTMA
Central Chairman APTMA Yasin Siddik has said that sustainability and growth of textile industry is being marred by energy supply constraints and liquidity crunch, limiting industrial potential to operate on full scale.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Tax evasion Fabric importers to be issued show cause notices
The Adjudication department of Pakistan customs has decided to issue show cause notices to the importers, who are allegedly involved in multi-million tax evasion in fabric imports through mis-declaration.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

THE RUPEE: upward trend
The rupee, somehow, managed to recover some losses against the dollar on the money market on Tuesday, dealers said.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was recorded at PKR 1.568 billion as compared to PKR 1.238 billion registered on Tuesday, up 26.63 percent.
Wednesday, August-06-2014

Rice export to Iran may go up
The export of Pakistan's basmati rice to Iran could increase manifold following Indian rice exporters stepped back due to enhanced import duty on Indian basmati rice by Iran.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Wheat second biggest contributor to inflation: SBP report
Wheat is considered as the second biggest contributor in increasing the inflation rate of Pakistan.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Mangla, Tarbela and Chashma reservoirs IRSA stores 11.55MAF water
Despite below normal rains in the month of July, the Indus River System Authority has managed to store 11.55 MAF water in the three reservoirs ie Mangla, Tarbela and Chashma till 4th August, 2014, against their total capacity of 13.8 MAF of water.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Chinese company banned for supplying expired meat
Import of chicken meat by multinational food chains in Pakistan not only lacks Halal credentials but carries the health risk because Pakistani customs rely on supplier certification instead of periodic inspections of slaughter houses.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

NFS&R to take provinces on board to restore PODB's activities
Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) has decided to take up the provinces onboard in its efforts of restoring activities of the Pakistan Oilseed Development Board (PODB) across the country with ultimate aim of enhancing national indigenous edible oil production.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Cotton market: rates decline further amid modest trade
Prices continued to fall on the cotton market on Monday amid modest trading, dealers said. The official spot rate fell by Rs 150 to Rs 5250, they added.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

MoTI formulating five-year Textile Policy : National Assembly informed
The Ministry of Textile has informed the National Assembly that it is in the process of formulating Textile Policy for the next five years to increase the country's exports.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Unresolved issues, political uncertainty hurt textile export
Insufficient government's efforts to augment trade, energy shortage, poor law and order and political uncertainty hurt the apparel textile export growth during the just ended fiscal year 2013-14, said textile exporters on Monday.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

THE RUPEE: bears dominate
The rupee failed to sustain its week-end's gains against the dollar on the currency market on Monday, dealers said.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Tuesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 1,238 million.
Tuesday, August-05-2014

Plan to improve basmati seed varieties under way
Punjab Agricultural Research Board, Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku; National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering; Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and biology; basmati rice farmers; private service providers; and the International Rice Research Institute are actively preparing a plan to improve basmati seed varieties and to improve rice farming and post harvest practices.
Monday, August-04-2014

Feedstock gas subsidy to TSML: Ministry sets aside its own agreement
Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) is said to have set aside its own seven-year old unusual agreement to extend Rs 25 billion financial benefit to M/s Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited (TSML) in five years in the form of subsidy in feedstock gas, well informed sources in Finance Ministry told Business Recorder.
Monday, August-04-2014

Beach tragedy: fishermen stopped from going to sea
Sindh government authorities have stopped fishermen from going to the sea on Sunday due to rough sea. According to reports, all routes to Karachi's Clifton Beach and Do Darya have been sealed off.
Monday, August-04-2014

THE RUPEE: rates stable
The rupee held present levels against the dollar during the shortened week due to Eid-ul-fitr holidays. In the interbank market, the rupee dropped by 13 paisa versus the dollar for buying at Rs 98.87 and it also lost 14 paisa for selling at Rs 98.88.
Monday, August-04-2014

Daily trading report of PMEX
On Monday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 1,561 million.
Monday, August-04-2014


apinbanner

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

1

 

 

 

Main Page | News  | Global News  |  Issues/Analysis  |  Weather  | Crop/ Water Update  |  Agri Overview   |  Agri Next  |  Special Reports  |  Consultancies
All About   Crops Fertilizer Page  |  Farm Inputs  |  Horticulture  |  Livestock/ Fisheries
Interactive  Pak APIN  | Feed Back  | Links
Site Info  
Search | Ads | Pakissan Panel

 

2001 - 2011 Pakissan.com. All Rights Reserved.