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Countrywide food items prices are far above from govt rates

Despite Government has decreased the prices of food commodities such as pulses, rice and sugar etc for the common people, prices are still at peak in the local market. Government failed to control and implement the effective price policy for public. The official price list issued by the local government utters absolutely different prices than the actual prices in the ...

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Raid on Tollinton Market, more than 25 monn diseased and weak birds were confiscated

Food Authority Officer Tahira Kalsoom with her team raided and arrested 2 vendors Abdul Rasheed and asif Lahore (Naibaat New) Punjab food authority operation in Tollinton Market Datah ganjh bakhsh town, more than 1000 kg (25monn) diseased and weak birds taken under custody. Food Authority officer Tahira Kalsoom with her team raided, more than 1000 kg (25monn) diseased and weak ...

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Kinnow export to Indonesia doubled this season

ISLAMABAD: Indonesia has doubled Pakistan’s Kinnow import season from January to April after review of Preferential Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries. Initially, import of Kinnow from Pakistan was restricted to months of February and March only which has now been doubled from January to April. According to the sources in the commerce ministry, official notification to this effect ...

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Early drought warning helps farmers prepare for dry season

RAWAT: Like his farming neighbours, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests and sells his winter crop a few months later. But this year, there are no wheat stalks are to be seen on his 3 hectares (5 acres) of land in Rawat, a town some 12 miles (20 km) from Islamabad. Instead, ...

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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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