Govt plans to tax tractors, pesticides in 2024-25 budget

Proposals to end current tax exemptions could raise costs for farmers, aiming to generate Rs30 billion in additional revenue

Ruling party in shambles over wheat scam as PM reluctant to take action against caretakers

Mian Nawaz reportedly wants to initiate action to deflect blame away from his daughter Maryam’s government in the Punjab.

The govt of Pakistan and its farmers are in a toxic relationship. These are the exact mechanics of this year’s fight over wheat

As the biggest buyer of wheat, the government of Pakistan holds all the cards. So what went down to bring farmers out onto the streets?

PM forms inquiry committee to probe ‘unnecessary’ wheat import 

35,87,373 metric tons of wheat imported from September 2023 to March 2024 allegedly caused a loss of $1 billion in foreign exchange 

Despite surplus domestic stocks, unnecessary wheat import leads to $1 billion loss

Ministry of Food, allegedly in league with flour mafia and wheat importers, facilitated import of 35,87,373 metric tons of wheat from September 2023 to March 2024

Russian authorities just stopped a contaminated consignment of Pakistani rice. Are we looking at a ban?

Pakistan is trying to make its mark in the international rice trade at a time when India has stopped its export of rice. Will this be detrimental?

Wheat prices plummet in Punjab as govt delays procurement

Govt’s policy causes distress among farmers who fear huge financial losses and a potential decline in wheat production next year

Govt plans urea import to stabilise prices 

Available stock of 3192 metric tons is resulting in shortfall, says Federal Minister for Industries 

Pakistan spends $1bn on wheat imports in 9MFY24

ECC allowed the private sector to import wheat in July 2023

Farmers to suffer as ECC approves 69% less wheat procurement target

Committee fixes 2.5 million metric tons wheat purchasing target due to Punjab's non-submission of procurement and financing plan

Punjab govt fixes wheat support price at Rs 3,900 per 40kg

Cabinet approves Wheat Procurement Policy 2024-25 

Pakistan can become a cannabis powerhouse. The only problem is getting through the bureaucratic labyrinth

It is high-time Pakistan reaps the benefits of the hemp crop. But what exactly is the potential of growing this crop and what has been standing in the way?

Greedy land developers want Pakistan’s agricultural land. Could the Supreme Court hold the answer?

For decades, real estate developers have had a free for all when it comes to acquiring land. Could a recent case in the Supreme Court set a precedent for tighter regulations?

Punjab Govt approves ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’ to disburse Rs150bn agri loans

CM Maryam Nawaz greenlights state-of-the-art center of excellence for research on cotton, wheat and rice 

Govt increases gas price for fertiliser industry. But are some players more equal than others?

The recent change in gas prices has been welcomed by the fertiliser industry with one caveat