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FOR the shortage-stricken agriculture sector the third rain spell in the first 37 days of the New Year has come as a huge relief. According to the meteorological department officials, another substantial spell will visit Pakistan this week and February will have above normal rain and snowfall. Riding these spells,...
PAKISTAN has been bestowed with a large irrigation infrastructure, commanding a land area of around 14.3 million hectares, and yet hardly any attempt is being made to curtail and rationalise the difference between operational costs and water rate. A lifeline for the livelihoods of a majority of rural population, the...
ISLAMABAD:  The previous government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) hailed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a game-changer and mega project, claiming it would boost economic growth. However, the main focus of the project has only been on road infrastructure and power plants. Pakistan is an agriculture-based economy, where majority of...
DERA MURAD JAMALI: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Engineer Zamrak Khan Piralizai on Thursday assured members of the market committee Sibi that the issues being faced by farmers would be resolved on a priority basis. “Sibi division has a significant importance regarding agricultural development and the government is helping in research,”...
LAHORE: The Punjab Food Department on Thursday invited bids to export 0.25 million tons of wheat/wheat products through sea route. Food Directorate Punjab in a notification floated the tender for the sale of the said quantity of fair to average quality wheat with jute/PP bags in the storage centres...
RAHIM YAR KHAN: Balochistan on Wednesday marked the certification of Pakistan’s first organic cotton bale at a ceremony held at Kot Sabzal. Balochistan’s Minster for Agriculture Engineer Zamrak Khan said the provincial government was committed to promoting organic agriculture throughout the province. He further said that Balochistan would be developing an...
LAHORE: A high-level meeting that was slated to green-signal the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn in the country today (Tuesday) was ploughed down for now by the food minister himself at the eleventh hour in a rather dramatic way, The News has learnt Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) had...
China is likely to extend unilateral concessions to Pakistan in rice, sugar and yarn contingent on the successful conclusion of second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA), well informed sources told Business Recorder. The 10th round of China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) is expected to be held during second week...
ISLAMABAD: The government is mulling to procure and also facilitate exports of current potato crop to rescue protestingc after domestic prices of the produce collapsed this season. A high-level meeting was called on Thursday to weigh all possible options including procurement of potatoes to buy federal and provincial governments to...
CHAKWAL: The rain on Monday and Tuesday has given local farmers hope of a bumper wheat crop. “I have cultivated wheat on eight acres and because of the timely and heavy rain, I am looking forward to a promising yield,” said Asif Ali Khan, a farmer in Chakwal. Other farmers in...

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Inflated bills

There has been some movement on the issue of the inflated gas bills consumers have been getting for the last two months. The report...