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Zahid Baig

Fisheries department to launch 'Cage Culture Cluster' project
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Fisheries department to launch 'Cage Culture Cluster' project

The provincial department of fisheries is all set to launch 'Cage Culture Cluster Development Project' worth Rs 1.475 billion to harness the potential of untapped aquatic resources of the province and increase fish production to meet the food requirement.
Published 14 Mar, 2020 12:00am
PPA-NR chief demands relief package
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PPA-NR chief demands relief package

Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA-Northern Region)chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Fargham has urged the government to curtail increasing input cost to reduce poultry farmer's cost of production and to make poultry products acceptable to consumer's pockets.
Published 01 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Flour crisis: CCP conducts inspection of PFMA's premises
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Flour crisis: CCP conducts inspection of PFMA's premises

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) based on discovery of fresh information made available vis-à-vis prima facie collusion in the wheat flour sector carried out a search and inspection of Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) premises in Lahore
Published 12 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Cement's growth continued to rise in January
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Cement's growth continued to rise in January

Cement sector continued to post growth in the month of January as its total despatches increased to 4.074 million tons, an increase of 11.26 percent from 3.662 million tons during the same month last year.
Published 07 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Governments criticised for failing to deal with locust challenge
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Governments criticised for failing to deal with locust challenge

Expressing extreme dismay over the failure of the federal and provincial governments to control locust swarm, Farmers Bureau of Pakistan (FBP) has demanded the resignation of Federal Minister for Food Security and Provincial Agriculture Ministers especial
Published 06 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Export shipments: APMPEA terms ANF's checking process 'reckless'
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Export shipments: APMPEA terms ANF's checking process 'reckless'

All Pakistan Meat Processors & Exporters Association (APMPEA) Chairman Nasib Ahmad Saifi has drawn the attention of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFS&R) towards what he claimed 'reck
Published 26 Jan, 2020 12:00am
Fertiliser sector opposes raise in gas tariff
Business & Finance

Fertiliser sector opposes raise in gas tariff

Rumours of increasing gas tariff for the fertilizer sector may hamper the government efforts to pass on a decrease of Rs400 per bag of urea to the farming community after curtailing Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC).
Published 24 Jan, 2020 12:00am
Domestic cement dispatches grow by 3.54 percent
Business & Finance

Domestic cement dispatches grow by 3.54 percent

The cement sector maintained the dispatch pattern of previous six months as the Northern region excelled in domestic dispatches but performed poor in exports. On the other hand, the Southern region over excelled in exports but its performance in the domes
Published 03 Jan, 2020 12:00am
Issues faced by agriculture sector in 2019 highlighted
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Issues faced by agriculture sector in 2019 highlighted

Agricultural sector during the current calendar year faced some very serious issues including availability of water, higher inputs, erratic rains; longer heat spells etc, which resulted in reducing the productivity of the crops.
Published 02 Jan, 2020 12:00am
REAP seeks meeting with MNFS&R
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REAP seeks meeting with MNFS&R

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has requested the Ministry of Commerce & Trade to arrange its meeting with the Ministry of the National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) to seek solutions to the hardships being faced by the rice exporters
Published 21 Dec, 2019 12:00am
REAP plans to send trade teams to S Arabia, Australia
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REAP plans to send trade teams to S Arabia, Australia

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) is planning to take trade delegations to Saudi Arabia and Australia during the next calendar year in a bid to boost Pakistani rice exports to the two nations.
Published 20 Dec, 2019 12:00am