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Growers advised to sow onion nursery from last week of July MULTAN: Agriculture experts have advised growers to begin onion nursery sowing from last week of July in soil having proper water absorption capability to get good production.Before sowing, growers must mix animal waste fertilizers at the rate of one maund per marla and irrigate fields, says a release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department on Wednesday.Growers should plough the field twice or thrice and then apply land leveller and leave the field empty to wait for growth of weeds fr their proper removal.Seed sowing ratio be maintained at 3-4 kilogram per acre and registered varieties of onion including 'Phulkara' or Dark Red be utilized.Soil be prepared again by ploughing three to four times and application of land leveller at the time of sowing. Beds be prepared with smaller drains to ensure that excess water is drained out in case of rain. These small drains upon receiving water ...

Rs558mn to be spent for vegetables, pulses produce MULTAN: A sum of Rs558.87 million will be spent under two projects for increasing the produce of vegetables and pulses in Punjab.An amount of Rs410.87 million will be spent on the project to enhance vegetables production while another Rs148 million for pulses, assistant director agriculture information Naveed Asmat Kahlon said in a meeting with progressive growers on Tuesday.The project for vegetables production, besides others, would mainly focused on enhancing production of potato, garlic, tomato and ...
S. M. Munir nominated as member BoD EPZA KARACHI: Prominent leader of the business community, S. M. Munir has been nominated as Member, Board of Directors of Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA).A notification has been issued by Federal Ministry of Industries and Production that Chief Executive, TDAP S. M. Muneer has been given additional responsibilities as member Board of Directors EPZA, said a statement issued on Tuesday.President, Karachi Industrial Alliance, Mian Zahid Hussain, President KATI, Syed Farukh Mazhar, and others have congratulated S. ...
Services trade deficit up by 56.48pc in 11 months ISLAMABAD: Services trade deficit during first 11 months of fiscal year 2013-14 has increased by 56.48 per cent with 20.83 per cent decrease in their exports and negative growth of 7.33 per cent in imports against last year.However, on year-on-year basis, the services trade deficit decreased by 127.93 per cent in May 2014 when compared to that in the same month of last year, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).According ...
FPCCI supports privatization of bleeding SOEs ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has lauded the decision of the government to sell shares of different bleeding state owned entities (SOEs), including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with management control."Privatization is an integral part of the on-going process of economic reforms, which must be carried out very cautiously," said Naima Ansari, Vice President FPCCI, speaking to the business community here.She said sale of shares and transfer of management control ...
Weekly Inflation goes up ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on July 17 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered increase of 0.34 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 206.68 points against 205.97 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 ...
Fish exports increase 15.25 percent ISLAMABAD: The exports of fish and fish preparations witnessed increase of 15.25 percent during the first eleven months of the fiscal year 2013-14 compared to the corresponding period of last year.The exports of fish and fish preparations during July-May (2013-14) were recorded at $335.732 million against the exports of $291.301 million in July-May 2012-13, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the seafood exports from the country increased by ...


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