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Ashfak Bokhari

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

EU’s warning on climate change

‘Pakistan has an ambitious policy for fighting climate change, adopted in 2012, and the structures in place to ... Published Jun 29, 2015 06:28am

Setback to dairy sector

THE dairy sector is facing the double whammy of a sales tax on its products and a simultaneous reduction in the... Published Jun 22, 2015 07:00am

Preempting Indian GI move

A SENIOR vice-president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has sought the commerce... Published Jun 15, 2015 06:40am

Swapping crops for cattle

Tired of paying off debts and coping with the worsening effects of climate change almost every year. Published Jun 08, 2015 07:08am

A crusade against subsidy

No subsidy has been disbursed among exporters so far although 4,966 claims have been submitted. Published Jun 01, 2015 06:35am