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The agriculture sector is unfortunate in the sense that it has often been subject to parochialism. The constitutional amendment that made agriculture a wholly provincial subject a decade ago is still debated and has been a bone of contention among different pillars of the state. structural It is no wonder...
ISLAMABAD: Rice exports increased 38.58 percent in the first five months of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period last fiscal, mainly owing to a strong demand for Pakistan’s high-quality grains, latest data showed. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) stats presented that over 1.601 million tons of rice...
ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a plan to bring fertiliser prices in the domestic market on a par with the international market in a bid to generate additional revenues and provide direct subsidy for farmers. Sources told The Express Tribune that a ministerial committee, constituted to negotiate fertiliser prices with the local...
KARACHI: Sindh growers took a sigh of relief, as attacks by locust swarms have temporarily subsided due to dense fog and cold weather. “Locust had subsided in the affected areas because of fog and cold wave, Muhammad Ismail Rahoo, Sindh minister for agriculture, told The News on Wednesday. “Besides, two...
KARACHI: Sounding cautious, Pakistan-based economists had dismissed a further slowdown in the national economy months ago, expecting that better water availability would lend much-needed support to the agriculture sector – a key component of the economy. However, a massive surge in fertiliser prices, impact of climate change and locust attack played...
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coord­ination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Monday asked the Finance Division to review a proposal seeking five per cent sales tax exemption on cotton seed cake. The meeting, chaired by Finance Adviser Dr Hafeez Shaikh, referred the matter to the Finance Division for examination and asked...
ISLAMABAD: The fertiliser sector has asked the government to reconsider proposed increase in gas prices, maintaining that it would raise urea rates and negatively impact food security of the country. In a letter to the Ministry of Industries, the fertiliser manufacturers said the latest gas price determination by the Oil...
On a year-on-year basis, food prices rose 16.6 per cent in urban centres and 19.3pc in rural areas, with headline inflation at 12.28pc in November. But growers complain that low produce rates at farm gates continue to be outpaced by high farm input prices. The federal government has announced...
WITH Pakistan’s population projected to cross 221 million in the next five years, the country will have to take on some serious challenges, including a jump of nearly 50 per cent in national food demand. This additional food demand can be met by increasing crop yield and expanding irrigated area,...
LAHORE: Rainfalls and improving hill-torrent and river flows are likely to bode well for winter crops as water shortage this year fell to 11 percent of average flows from 15 percent previously, data showed on Thursday. The mid-season review by the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) showed that Punjab and...

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month revenue payment targets

Missed Targets

The tax collection numbers from the last six months are in, and they make for a dismal reading. The government has missed all of...