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Ashfak Bokhari

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

Support price or input subsidies

‘The economy stands to benefit if the support price is gradually replaced with subsidies on inputs and targeted cash Published May 04, 2015 06:27am

Clearing the wheat glut

THE government is now believed to be of the view that the only way to get rid of the threatening glut of wheat is to... Published Apr 27, 2015 06:42am

Bumper crops hardly a blessing

Farmers realise the bumper crops cannot be profitably exported, nor piled up somewhere for lack of proper storages. Updated Apr 13, 2015 08:20am

Reinventing seed business

The new seed law reduces the public sector role and increases the private sector’s role in management of seed business. Updated Mar 31, 2015 09:06am

Where to store the bumper crop?

The construction of modern storages can significantly reduce dependence on gunny bags because grains can... Published Mar 23, 2015 07:17am

Cane growers shifting to maize

‘There is a visible divide between the federal and Sindh governments in respect of their stance on the lingering Published Mar 09, 2015 11:09am

The commodity pile-up

The falling trend of commodity prices in the global market has created difficulties for Pakistani exporters. Updated Mar 02, 2015 08:26am

‘Pulses drills’ for Punjab growers

Normally, a ‘grain drill’ or ‘seed drill’ is a sowing device that precisely positions seeds in the soil and then covers Published Feb 23, 2015 07:04am

Stagnant cotton output

Despite many experiments based on international and national research, cotton production remains static at 13-15m bales Published Feb 16, 2015 07:09am