CCP set to conduct open hearing to address competition concerns in sugar sector

ISLAMABAD: To answer queries regarding stakeholder concerns in Pakistan’s sugar sector, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has called for an open hearing scheduled...

Pirzada for creating farmers-academia linkage to promote innovation in agri-sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday stressed the need for creating linkage between farmers and academia to promote innovative methods...

Procurement of sugar contingent to payment clearance by sugar mills: TCP

KARACHI: The Trade Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has set the condition that procurement of sugar remains contingent to payment clearance of farmers by sugar...

Matco Foods set to become 1st listed company of 2018 on PSX

KARACHI: Matco Foods Limited, one of the country’s leading basmati rice exporters, is later this month planning to raise Rs758 million from listing on...

JDW Sugar Mills, four others agree to procure sugarcane crop at govt prices

ISLAMABAD: In an undertaking to the Supreme Court on Thursday, five sugar mills including PTI’s Jahangir Tareen’s JDW Sugar Mills have agreed to procure...

JDW sugar mills profits for FY 2017 tumble 26.13 percent

LAHORE: Jahangir Tareen’s JDW Sugar Mills profits tumbled 26.13 percent for the financial year 2017 ended 30th September 2017. Gross sales of JDW Sugar Mills...

Cotton scientists for complete elimination of pink bollworm, white-fly

MULTAN: The Punjab Agriculture and Research Board (BARB) has decided to launch various schemes for the elimination of pink bollworm and whitefly from cotton...

Influential sugar mills biggest threat to cane growers: PEW

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said influential sugar mills mafia has emerged as a great threat to millions of cane growers. This mafia continues to exploit growers across the country but the...

Punjab government gives go ahead for Rs22bn agriculture programme despite expired contracts

LAHORE: Punjab government has given go-ahead for the Rs 22.813 billion Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Programme, despite the expiry of contracts for implementation and...

Wheat sowing completed in 97pc areas: Senate Committee told

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on Thursday was informed that wheat cultivation had been completed in over 97.74 per...

Provincial governments asked for ensuring purchase of sugarcane on fixed rates

ISLAMABAD: National Food Security and Research Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan called upon the provincial governments to ensure purchase of sugarcane from the growers at...

Raw cotton exports increase 49.78pc in five months

ISLAMABAD: Raw cotton exports from the country during the first five months of the current financial year, 2017-18, increased by 49.78 per cent as...

Philip Morris (Pakistan) sets new tobacco export record in 2017

KARACHI: Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited (PMPKL) has set a new record for Pakistan’s tobacco sector by exporting around 7.3 million kilograms of tobacco in...

LCCI opposes suggestions for increase in POL prices

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has demanded the government reject any suggestion for increase in petroleum products (petrol, oil and lubricants...

CCI members advocate sugar mafia

ISLAMABAD: Despite countrywide uproar, protests and strikes of sugarcane growers, none of the members of Council of Common Interests (CCI) under the chair of...

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