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1.1mn tons Kinnow yield expected SARGODHA: Almost 1.1 million tons kinnow produce is expected from the district this year.Talking to this scribe, Director Citrus Research Institute Altaf-ur-Rehamn said here on saturday that kinnow of Sargodha district was the best among citrus production which was being exported to almost thirty six countries.He said that although the yield was affected badly due to scab disease to kinnow plants due to floods and rains but modern methods are being used by the Citrus Research Institution to get maximum kinnow produce.As many as 222,000 acres of land had been brought under kinnow cultivation in the district, he added.Altaf said that seedless, disease resistant and a variety of various other kinds have been introduced by the institution to get maximum yield.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Wheat growers urged to sow recommended varieties MULTAN: Wheat production could be yield by sowing recommended wheat varieties by the agriculture department at proper time, said agriculture information spokesperson.According to a handout issued by the agriculture department here on Saturday, the agriculture information spokesperson advised wheat growers of irrigated areas to start sowing of wheat varieties Lasani-2008, Faisalabad- 2008, RE-2011, Punjab-2011 and Millat-2011 from Ist Nov and could be sowed by Dec-10.Similarly, proper time of sowing of wheat variety Aas2011 would start ...
KCCI for extension of date for filing returns KARACHI: President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the last date for filing of income tax returns and wealth statements as the taxpayers are facing immense hardships.President KCCI, in his statement on Thursday, emphasized FBR to restore the previous online system for filing of income tax returns to give relief to taxpayers who are trying to submit their returns online ...
LSM output up 3.19pc in 2 months, 5.27pc in August ISLAMABAD: The country's large scale manufacturing (LSM) sector has witnessed growth of 3.19 percent during the first two months of current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.The provisional Quantum Index Numbers (QIM) of large scale manufacturing industries was recorded at 113.46 points during July-August (2014-15) against 109.96 points during July-August (2013-14), according the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The highest growth of 2.50 percent was witnessed in the indices ...
Petroleum group imports down by 5.71pc in first quarter ISLAMABAD: Petroleum group imports in the country during first quarter of current financial year fell by 5.71 percent as compared to the same period of last financial year.Petroleum group import in the country came down from US$ 3.984 billion to US$ 3.756 billion during the period from July-September, 2014 showing a negative growth of 5.71 percent in their imports.According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), about 3,471,821 metric tons of petroleum products costing ...
Exports of sports products witness positive growth in 1st quarter ISLAMABAD: The exports of sports products from the country witnessed positive growth during the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year.The sports goods worth $82.015 million were exported during July-September (2014-15) compared to the exports of $81.527 million in July-September (2013-14), showing a positive growth of 0.60 percent, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The sports goods that contributed in positive growth included ...
Poultry has potential for its export to $2bn: VC LAHORE: Poultry products exports of the country can get a major boost if a proper processing system of is evolved on modern lines. This was stated by Vice Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Prof. Talat Naseer Pasha while talking to APP on Monday.He said that poultry products have great export potential, upto $ 2 billion per annum, particularly in middle and far east countries, central Asian states and Russia after ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln