20 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 24, 1435

Ashfak Bokhari

Revamping cattle markets

The sellers will be provided all sorts of facilities in the upgraded cattle market while the number of staff...

Time to reinvent Indus Waters Treaty

Pakistan has raised objections on the sites of Ratle, Pakal Dul, Miyar and the Lower Kalnai hydropower projects and has

Cheaper wheat imports

The Ukrainian wheat that Pakistani millers have bought is rain-damaged and of lower quality, which is one cause of its

How to avoid EU ban on mango

The merit of a plant installed at mango farms is difficult to determine: whether or not they meet the ...

Potato traders’ tenacity

According to Indian media, so far the potato exporters from the state of Punjab were selling their produce to Pakistani

A subsidy stuck in limbo

No one in the finance ministry has so far spelled out how the Rs14bn subsidy on DAP provided in the budget 2014-15....

Camel trade in danger

Pakistan may be able to fill the gap if Saudi Arab bans camel imports from Somalia. There is a great demand for the

Agriculture sector not a priority

ON June 14, a ruling party senator took his party to task in the Senate for ignoring the agriculture sector in the...

Review: In Place of Memoirs

NOT all ambassadors are equal. Some are more equal and enjoy more importance. But there are a few who have direct...

Rice exporters’ dilemma

RICE exporters feel the government has let them down badly by ignoring their key concerns in the new budget despite ...

Sugar: a crisis of surpluses

Faced with excess stock, sugar millers are demanding that the government not only allow them to export an unrestricted

Seeking special care for farm sector

THE Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research has demanded a special incentive package for...

Legal umbrella for halal products

AFTER a long span of indifference and lethargy, the policymakers have come to realise the importance of a regulated...

Dealing with hot potatoes

The real issue in the potato price hike was lack of action against greedy elements who had been buying stocks cheap

Support price losing rationale

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its quarterly ‘Economy Watch’ report says wheat support price has lost