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Zahid Baig

Chinese company to introduce small tractors in Punjab
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Chinese company to introduce small tractors in Punjab

After successfully marketing small tractors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, SHIFENG, a leading Chinese agricultural machinery and automobile manufacturing company is soon launching a range of small power tractors in Punjab, under the banner of Dailuda & Shifeng.
Published 25 Jun, 2019 12:00am
Punjab allocates Rs 1,000 million for environment
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Punjab allocates Rs 1,000 million for environment

Punjab government has proposed an allocation of Rs 1000 million for environment for the year 2019-20 as compared to an allocation of Rs 1200 million for the corresponding period to promote sustainable development in the province through integration of env
Published 16 Jun, 2019 12:00am
Agriculture sector ignored in federal budget: farmers
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Agriculture sector ignored in federal budget: farmers

Representatives of different farmers' organizations have said that the agriculture sector has been completely neglected in the proposed budget for 2019-20. The Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) has announced to participate in Jamaat-e-Islami rally convened on J
Published 12 Jun, 2019 12:00am
Budget 2019-20: FMPAC calls for settlement of all pending claims
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Budget 2019-20: FMPAC calls for settlement of all pending claims

Fertilizer industry has called for immediate settlement of all pending subsidy claims worth Rs20.67 billion of the sector through allocation in the coming budget 2019-2020. It also demanded to expedite the outstanding tax refunds which at present stands a
Published 15 May, 2019 12:00am
Need stressed for a consistent policy on GM maize
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Need stressed for a consistent policy on GM maize

CropLife Pakistan Executive Director Dr Afzal has urged the government to take its decisions regarding GM Maize on the established regulatory structure and use science as the base to clarify issues, in order to safeguard the interest of the farmer and res
Published 12 May, 2019 12:00am
Five more popular juice factories sealed in Punjab
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Five more popular juice factories sealed in Punjab

Food safety teams of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Wednesday in the province-wide crackdown sealed five factories illegally producing juices of the different popular brands. The provincial food regulatory body recovered 1,344 litres hazardous juice,
Published 09 May, 2019 12:00am
Growers, flour millers protest over seizure of vehicles, godowns
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Growers, flour millers protest over seizure of vehicles, godowns

Growers organizations, flour millers and other stakeholders have lodged strong protest over undue seizure and impounding of vehicles and godowns of wheat owned by licensee grain dealers and urged the Food department to stop this injustice as it will not h
Published 08 May, 2019 12:00am
Mango growers: MRI Multan to introduce ICM
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Mango growers: MRI Multan to introduce ICM

In order to achieve yield and quality enhancement and increasing Pakistan's share in the global mango market, Mango Research Institute (MRI) Multan is introducing Integrated Crop Management (ICM) to mango growers, which include drip irrigation, nutrition,
Published 02 May, 2019 12:00am
TCP plan to set up 'Rice City' in Karachi
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TCP plan to set up 'Rice City' in Karachi

The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) is planning to set up a 'Rice City' in Karachi in order to facilitate exporters and help enhance export of the commodity to strengthen national economy.
Published 25 Apr, 2019 12:00am
KSA, Iran, Kuwait Now is time to capture halal markets: APMPEA
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KSA, Iran, Kuwait Now is time to capture halal markets: APMPEA

All Pakistan Meat Processors & Exporters Association (APMPEA) Chairman Nasib Ahmad Saifi has claimed that an opportunity has emerged for Pakistani halal meat exporters to capture Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iranian markets as Kuwait slapped a ban on some big
Published 18 Apr, 2019 12:00am
Seminar on 'water productivity project' held
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Seminar on 'water productivity project' held

Pakistan's rice sector is lagging behind not only in productivity but also facing high cost of production as compared to other rice-producing countries, said Shahid Tarer, Director Galaxy Rice (Pvt) Ltd.
Published 16 Apr, 2019 12:00am
Conditions imposed on imported items relaxed
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Conditions imposed on imported items relaxed

Acceding to the demands of commercial importers, the federal government on Tuesday announced to relax the conditions imposed on imported items, especially FMCG and food products including printing label in Urdu & English till June 30, 2019.
Published 10 Apr, 2019 12:00am