Dawn News

Ahmad Fraz Khan

Farmers’ case remains unheeded

Central Punjab received over 300mm of rain, along with strong winds and hail storms, turning crop estimates upside down Published May 25, 2015 06:45am

Revisiting the zero-rated tax regime

With the govt mulling clamping duty on certain dairy items, the Pakistan Dairy Association has started making noises. Updated May 18, 2015 08:45am

Focus on urban agriculture

Policymakers have not been able to promote value-addition in processing vegetables or to bring price stability. Updated May 04, 2015 09:18am

Issues in wheat procurement

The Punjab agriculture department has revised its crop estimate from 19.7m tonnes to 19.4m tonnes. Published Apr 20, 2015 06:18am

Market outlook for cotton improves

The prices have started going up in the market, as growers claim they might not be left with even 1pc of the crop now. Updated Apr 13, 2015 08:10am

Farm credit: a reality check

Out of 6.6 million farming families, formal credit has reached less than two million borrowers. Updated Apr 06, 2015 08:53am

Problematic wheat surplus

A better crop, huge carry-over, financial squeeze, international dip in prices, almost impossible exports and absence.. Published Mar 23, 2015 07:17am

Potato prices crash

The total domestic surplus, according to farmers, might be anywhere between 2.5-3m tonnes, and the country has never Published Mar 09, 2015 11:20am

Olive and grape valley

The two factors leading to the early success are: import of exotic varieties of olive and grape and hugely subsidised Published Feb 16, 2015 07:09am

Iran offers electricity at low tariff

Iranian govt offers 3,000MW more electricity, besides already agreed 1,100MW, also invites officials to visit Iran. Published Feb 11, 2015 06:45am