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Halal meat export increases to US $ 230.2mn last year ISLAMABAD: Halal meat export has fetched foreign exchange of US $ 230.2 million during 2013-14, showing almost 9 per cent increase as compared to same period last yearThe export of Halal meat during fiscal year 2012-13 was US $ 211.1 million, however, the steps being taken by government in the sector resulted in registration of growth.Sources at Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Monday said during last fiscal year, the export of other food items contributed US $ 4393.7 million.It said the export value of some food items like rice, fish, fruits and oil seed has increased whereas export value of vegetables, tobacco, wheat, sugar, spices has registered decrease.With regard to measures adopted to increase export of meat and food, they said ECC of Cabinet in its decision imposed ban on commercial export of live animals from the country.Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company (PHDEC) conducted trainings/workshops/seminars for capacity building ...

FPCCI President for subsidy on agri-products KARACHI: President FPCCI, Zakaria Usman, expressed his serious concern over the issue of food security and urged the Government to provide subsidy on agricultural products related to food security to compete in the international market.In a letter to Federal Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan, President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Zakaria Usman suggested that the government can provide subsidy on those agricultural products which are concerned with the global ...
FBR extends date for payment of ST,FED and filing of tax returns ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date for payment of Sales Tax, Federal Excise Duty and filing of Sales Tax/Federal Excise Returns for the tax period July 2014 for all registered persons upto August 27.A notification of the FBR issued here on Friday said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Weekly Inflation decrease 0.33pc ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on August 22 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered decrease of 0.33 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 208.52 points against 209.20 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering ...
Pakistan loses heavily due to non branding of its products KARACHI: Pakistan is losing millions of dollars due to non-branding and non-registration of many of its products consequently leading to non-appropriated prices in the international market.This anomaly is largely benefiting the competitive countries fetching much high rates for similar branded and registered products exported by Pakistan, said President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Zakaria Usman.Addressing a meeting of the Chamber's Standing Committee on Anti Fake Products and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), ...
Revision of prices urged for cotton, wheat & cane KHANPUR: Agri-Forum Pakistan, Punjab president Ch Ahmed Ali has urged the government to revise support prices of important crops such as sugarcane, cotton and wheat so that growers get due incentives and fair returns from the market.Talking to reporters here on Thursday,he urged the government to buy 3 million bales of cotton through TCP,saying that this would stabilise the prices of cotton and farmers would be saved from losses.He suggested per maund support prices as--Rs ...
Farmers asked to be vigilant against cotton bugs MULTAN: Agriculture experts have advised growers to be vigilant of dusky cotton and red cotton bugs and asked them to consult experts for their in timely control in the cotton belt, particularly from September to November.Timely control on the two bugs is vital to get enhanced production of good quality cotton, agriculture department said in a statement. The bugs not only suck juice from flowers and bolls but also leave dark spots on lint compromising ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln