Pak Agri Outlook

Improving farm extension services

August 1, 2011: A highly minute per cent of farmers in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa use modern technology when it comes to agriculture. – File photoONLY about 20 per cent of farmers in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa use modern technology in agriculture. This is because either most of them have no money, or if …

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Gas loadshedding, rising urea prices

August 1, 2011: THE urea crisis, which has gripped the country since November, is fast assuming a disastrous proportion, mainly due to the federal government’s quiet reversal of the national policy for allocation of gas. By dropping the fertiliser sector below national priority list for gas allocation, it is risking …

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Surge in edible oil imports

August 1, 2011: THE consumption of palm oil increased 14 per cent to over 1.9 million tonnes during July-June 2010-11, pushing up its import bill by 53 per cent to $2 billion. Growth in population and in the fast food industries’ business led to an increasing intake

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New tech to improve flour quality

  Lahore, JULY 11, 2011— Consistency in maintaining highest quality can only guarantee keeping any product popular among the masses for 50 years, and National Flour Mills always opted for latest technology to maintain quality and confidence of the customers in its products.

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Low temperature in Skardu hits river flows

ISLAMABAD, July 11, 2011: With water storage touching alarming levels, Punjab and Sindh are likely to pay compensation to Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for higher water intake and trade their entitlements to meet each other’s needs. This is part of recommendations prepared……..

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Wheat stored in open may be damaged

Lahore, JULY 11, 2011: Inappropriate preservation may cause damage to the wheat during current monsoon season, as 2.5 million tonnes of the commodity is lying in open spaces. Director Food Najam Ahmad Shah told APP here Sunday that Punjab government had procured 3.2…………

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Chicken prices shoot up

LAHORE, JULY 11, 2011: Prices of daily-use items, particularly meat, are going up on a daily basis ahead of the holy month of Ramazan. Citizens told APP here on Saturday that hike in prices before Ramazan had become a routine. Some two or three ……….

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Political economy of budget

The anticipation about national budget creates a lot of hype, particularly among the news channels, which have swollen in numbers and work in a highly competitive environment. However, by the time the actual budget is announced most of the information becomes already available in the public domain….

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