Agri zones along CPEC can fetch $15 billion annually: FPCCI

Agri zones along CPEC can fetch $15 billion annually: FPCCI
ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday said agricultural zones along CPEC route can help Pakistan produce products that can be exported to China to fetch 12 billion dollars annually. China is importing agricultural products worth 111 billion dollars annually including $25 billion soybean oil and by-products in which Pakistan can get a reasonable... Read More

ECC decides to extend export period of wheat till August 31

ECC decides to extend export period of wheat till August 31
ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has decided to extend the export period of wheat and wheat products till 31st August this year. The committee made the decision at its meeting in Islamabad on Saturday with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. Only those wheat exporters, who have already shifted wheat from go-downs of food departments prior... Read More

Bilawal demands withdrawal of agri taxes, restoration of subsidies

Bilawal demands withdrawal of agri taxes, restoration of subsidies
Pakistan Agriculture Taxes 2017 News ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has demanded immediate withdrawal of all the new taxes agriculture inputs and restore subsidies for the key economic sector. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad led by its President Khalid Mahmood Khokhar at Zardari House Islamabad, PPP Chairman accused Nawaz Sharif government of guillotining... Read More

Pakistan targets 100,000 tons of mango exports this season

Pakistan targets 100,000 tons of mango exports this season
KARACHI: Pakistan is all-set to kick off its mango exports from today with aim to meet the set target of 100,000 tons for this season, narrated Waheed Ahmed, patron in chief, All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA). Ahmad disclosed that mango exports had remained well above the set target of 100,000 tons in the previous... Read More

Sugarcane to be cultivated over 1.1642 million hectares

Sugarcane to be cultivated over 1.1642 million hectares
Sugarcane Production News ISLAMABAD: Sugarcane crop would be cultivated over 1.1642 million hectares of land across the country during crop sowing season 2017-18 in order to fulfill the domestic requirements of sugar as well as for exporting. Sugarcane production targets have been fixed at 68.517 million tons during the period under review for getting an average yield of 58,824 kg... Read More

SECP approves wheat futures contracts on PMEX

SECP approves wheat futures contracts on PMEX
ISLAMABAD: In an endeavor to augment the portfolio of agricultural commodities in domestic futures market, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved listing of wheat futures contracts on Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited (PMEX), Business92 reported Tuesday. Wheat futures contract is a pilot project, which will be carried out in district Sheikhupura, Muridke and adjoining areas.   The... Read More

Pakistan at tenth position in world apple production

Pakistan at tenth position in world apple production
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has opportunity to capture Russian market as importers have expressed interest in importing Pakistan’s apple. According to a private news channel report, Pakistan, with production of 1.495 million tonnes production of apple, stands at number 10 in global rankings whereas overall trade of apple has surpassed 6.5 million tonnes. Analysts believe Pakistan can earn foreign exchange reserve by... Read More

Punjab cabinet approves wheat procurement campaign

Punjab cabinet approves wheat procurement campaign
Punjab Wheat Procurement Campaign News LAHORE: The Punjab Cabinet approved the Wheat Procurement Campaign 2017-18 on Tuesday.  The approval was given in the Provincial Cabinet meeting in Lahore, which was chaired by the Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. The Cabinet also approved the wheat procurement target of four million metric tons for this year, at the official rate of Rs1300... Read More

ECC approves extension in wheat export period till March 15

ECC approves extension in wheat export period till March 15
Wheat Export News ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved extension in period of export of wheat and wheat products till 15th March keeping in view surplus wheat stocks. The committee met in Islamabad today with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. The meeting also approved payment of salary to the employees of Pakistan Steel... Read More

Punjab bans cultivation of cotton crop before April 15

Punjab bans cultivation of cotton crop before April 15
Cotton Crop  News LAHORE: Punjab agriculture department has banned cultivation of cotton crop before April 15 to get better yield. To ensure cultivation on time, Section 144 has been imposed in the province. “The step has been taken to ensure healthy crop and better produce,” officials said. Agriculture experts say early sowing of cotton crop attracts onslaught of sucking pests, resulted... Read More

Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to enhance cooperation in diverse fields

Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to enhance cooperation in diverse fields
Pakistan Uzbekistan updates ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to enhance cooperation in diverse fields for benefit of the two people.  The understanding came at a meeting of a high level delegation of Uzbekistan led by Deputy Prime Minister Ulugbek Rozukulov with Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan in Islamabad on Thursday. Both the sides agreed to enhance cooperation in textile,... Read More

Govt to train 2,000 farmers of Balochistan

Govt to train 2,000 farmers of Balochistan
National Food Security News ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that government would train 2,000 small farmers of least developed districts of Balochistan. Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony of 5th batch of training course under ‘Skill Development of Farmers of Balochistan, he said that the initiative would help to further develop the... Read More
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