Dawn News

Ashfak Bokhari

Looming water crisis

The federal govt is in the process of framing a water policy, which should be ready by the end of the year. Published Nov 23, 2015 06:10am

Tractor industry in a dilemma

Pakistani tractors are affordable for middle-class farmers in the country and are sold in large numbers. Published Nov 16, 2015 06:55am

Elusive subsidy on fertilisers

The key snag in the implementation of this year’s package is the reluctance of two provinces to pay their share. Published Nov 09, 2015 07:18am

Level-playing field for farmers

A group of 46 developing countries has introduced a proposal at the WTO to change the rules and allow them to invest Published Oct 26, 2015 06:41am

Inaction on climate change

Both the federal and provincial governments are ill-prepared to take up even modest projects. Published Oct 12, 2015 06:02am

Eyeing Russia’s farm market

There is a big demand in Russia for seafood such as shrimps, prawns and shellfish and also for hard cheese and marbled. Updated Sep 28, 2015 07:37am

Water policy on the anvil

Water sector should not be ignored the way the power sector has been in the past, says Ahsan Iqbal. Updated Sep 14, 2015 09:49am

New facility for tractor production

Belarus has offered to supply Pakistan’s entire line of engineering products, from trucks to mining equipment and Published Sep 07, 2015 06:41am

Time to change crop pattern

The higher domestic cost of production has made agricultural commodities less competitive and the current trend Published Aug 31, 2015 06:32am

Finding a way to end wheat glut

The ministry is keeping the option of export open while looking for ways to minimise the wheat glut. It has now asked Published Aug 17, 2015 06:26am

Legal cover for halal meat sector

Punjab is the only province which has its own authority — the Punjab Halal Development Agency — to prescribe standards Published Aug 10, 2015 06:48am

Risk factor in mango exports

Despite the decline in quantity, exporters earned more than double the amount they got in 2013 because of the stringent Published Aug 03, 2015 06:57am

Further decline in crop yields

The crop sector’s poor performance, the SBP’s quarterly report released mid-July said. Published Jul 27, 2015 06:12am

Threat to rice exports

The highest shipments recorded so far were in 2009-10 when earnings from rice exports stood at $2.2bn. Published Jul 21, 2015 06:49am

Bad times for mango

Punjab produces 65pc of the country’s mango and the export target of 0.1m tonnes looks unlikely to be met. Updated Jul 13, 2015 09:10am