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Cotton growers advised to remove weeds MULTAN: Agriculture experts have advised growers to remove weeds from cotton fields immediately to save the crop from attack by white fly, mealy bug, armyworm, and leaf curl virus.Weeds should also be removed from around the cotton fields so that they do not consume the food meant for cotton plants and do not serve as a habitat for cotton enemy pests, says a release issued by the media liaison unit of the Punjab agriculture department here Friday.Cotton crop is passing through flower stage and needs special attention of growers. Experts suggested spray of zinc and boron where cotton fields were deficient in nitrogenous fertilizers.Farmers should consult agriculture officials in case of a virus attack. Pesticides recommended by agriculture officials be applied in case of an armyworm attack and when an attack by white fly and 'Sabz Taila' reaches economic threshold level (ETL).Twice a week pest scouting should be done to ...

Weekly Inflation goes up ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on July 3 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered increase of 0.67 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 205.48 points against 204.12 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 ...
Thousands of people take benefit from subsidy at USC ISLAMABAD: Thousands of people visit Utility Stores Corporation (USC) daily for taking benefit from the billions of rupees subsidy offered by the government on essential food items during the holy month of Ramzan.The shoppers at G-7 markaz Utility Store while talking to APP said that most of the people prefer utility stores for buying essential food items due to subsidized rates.They said that the prices of various food items at utility stores are comparatively less ...
Dar congratulates FBR team for achieving revenue target ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has congratulated Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Bajwa and his whole team who have worked hard to achieve the target for revenue collection during the last fiscal year 2013-14."It is only due to the commitment, dedication and hard work of the whole team that only in one year there has been an increase of over 16 percent in tax collection which is unprecedented in the history of ...
Gold imports decline by 43.48pc in 11 months ISLAMABAD: The gold imports during the first 11 months of the outgoing fiscal year 2013-14 plunged by 43.48 percent as against the same period of last year.According to data revealed by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), during the period under review, 4,177 kilogram of yellow metal worth of US$ 172.950 million was imported as compared to the import of 5,740 kg valuing $306.005 million during July-May 2012-13.The overall imports of metal group, registered a decrease ...
CPI-based inflation up by 8.22pc in June ISLAMABAD: The country's Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation rate during June 2014 increased by 8.22 percent as compared to that of June 2013.On month-on-month basis, the CPI inflation increased by 0.61 percent in June 2014 compared to May 2014, said Asif Bajwa, Secretary Pakistan Bureau of Statistics while addressing a press briefing here Tuesday.Talking to media persons, he said that the average inflation rate during the year 203-14 increased by 8.62 percent over same ...
Pakistan June inflation slows to 8.2 percent y/y KARACHI: Pakistan's inflation slowed slightly to 8.2 percent year-on-year from 8.3 percent in May, the Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.On a month-on-month basis, the consumer price index rose 0.6 percent, it said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 25, 2014
Reserves $13.925 bln