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Rice output likely to fall 6pc in Punjab during 2016/17

LAHORE: Rice output in Punjab is likely to fall nearly six percent to 3.3 million tons during the current crop year of 2016/17 as the sowing area in the province touched decade-low levels, government projected on Saturday. In the last crop season, rice output was recorded at 3.5 million tons in the province, accounting for more than half of the ...

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Halal product export market still to be tapped

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can become one of the top Halal product exporting countries, Chairman of Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Justice Khalilur Rehman Khan said, but businessmen and the government need to join hands to make that happen. Pakistan’s Halal product exports were dismally low – a fact that could be corrected through collective efforts as the quality of Pakistan’s meat ...

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Pakistan puts ‘unofficial hold’ on cotton imports from India as tensions simmer

Pakistan has suspended cotton imports from its top supplier, India, saying shipments failed to fulfil phyto-sanitary certification, threatening the $822 million-a-year trade, government and industry officials told Reuters. Traders say rising hostility between the neighbours might have prompted Pakistan to restrict imports.The decision will help other cotton suppliers such as Brazil and the United States to increase exports to Pakistan. ...

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Kinnow exports expected to fetch Pakistan $200m

KARACHI: The export of kinnow is going to start from December 1 and it is expected to fetch about $200 million for Pakistan this year. The production of kinnow is likely to fall 15% this season, but it will be largely offset by an improvement in fruit quality. A quantity of 350,000 tons is estimated to be exported in the ...

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Without license no permission for hunting, Rizwana Aziz

Rare breeds of Urail and partridge protection is our most important responsibility Kamra Cantt (Reporter duniya) District wild life officer Rizwana aziz has said to media, wild life is beauty of nature so its protection is responsibility of every Pakistani. Rare breeds of urail and partridge protection is our most important responsibility in District Attock and hunter doing illegal hunting ...

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Uncompetitive wheat stocks

International wheat prices are down to $70 per tonne as Australia — the second largest producer and exporter —floods the market. With each passing day, unused wheat stocks negatively impact the national and provincial kitty. To add to the scenario, the next crop is due in only four (Sindh starts early) months, which could lead to an increase in stocks ...

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No Rains, severe drought in coming 2 months

Islamabad (Sabah News): Metrological Department has forecasted dry and cold weather for coming 24 hours in the whole country. However, during current season there will be no chance for rains. Director General Metrological Department has told media that country will have to face severe drought in coming months as there will be no rains in coming two months. As per ...

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Poor food security

THE findings of a recent global survey which classified Pakistan as a country with a “serious” level of hunger was alarming but not surprising. The International Food Policy Research Institute or IFPRI concluded that 22 per cent of Pakistan’s population was undernourished. Alarmingly, Pakistan stood at 107 in a ranking of 118 developing countries, giving it a spot not too ...

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Argentina seeks partnership in agriculture, livestock

LAHORE: Embassy of Argentina’s Head of Consular Section Maria Carmela Mirabelli and Deputy Head of Commercial Section Guido Maiulini have expressed interest in boosting trade and economic ties with Pakistan. During a recent visit to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Argentinean envoys said Pakistani businessmen should establish partnerships in the field of agriculture and livestock of ...

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