Govt, ADB sign deals worth $375mn to improve irrigation, public-private partnership in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan on Friday, signed two loan agreements totaling $375 million to improve irrigation services and...

Water scarcity could hit major crops cultivation during Kharif season

ISLAMABAD: The looming water crisis according to the government could impact cultivation of the major food crops during the ongoing season but remained optimistic...

FCA holds 2nd bi-annual meeting to ensure measures for food security

ISLAMABAD: The high powered Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) mandated to oversee strategic measures for ensuring food security in the country, held its second biannual...

Bayer AG gets US regulator’s go-ahead to acquire Monsanto: WSJ

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Justice Department will allow German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG to acquire Monsanto Co in a $62.5 billion deal, after...

Per capita income rises, touches Rs180,204 for FY 2017-18

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s economy is said to have achieved its highest economic growth rate at 5.79 percent, the highest in eleven years, proclaimed the government...

Federal Committee on agriculture to set targets for crops on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) will meet here on April 10 (Tuesday) to review the Rabi crops production and fix the targets for Kharif...

Govt urged to reduce inconsistencies between taxes on input, output in fertilizer industry

ISLAMABAD: The government has been urged to decrease taxes on utilization of gas as feedstock to end inconsistency between taxes on input and output...

Brazil sugarcane industry vilifies Pakistan, India for protectionist measures

BRASILIA: Brazil’s sugarcane industry on Thursday took aim at policies undertaken by Pakistan and India to protect local producers and boost sugar exports, arguing...

Farmers warn of protest if not compensated for losses suffered due to low support...

LAHORE: Farmers have warned of protesting outside parliament before the presentation of the budget if they are not paid back for their losses suffered...

FFC recommends $121mn investment in Thar Energy

LAHORE: In a notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Fauji Fertiliser Company (FFC) Limited informed that it has recommended approval of company’s members...

Tobacco, cement, cotton production increases from last year

ISLAMABAD: Cement production in the country, witnessed a growth of 12.13 per cent during the first seven months of the current fiscal year, as compared to...

Food ministry handed over control of cotton body

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Division has given approval for transferring control of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) to the Ministry of National Food Security and...

Upcoming Punjab budget to be agriculture friendly

LAHORE: Punjab’s finance minister Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Friday told journalists that its forthcoming budget for financial year 2018-19, would raise quotas for...

Irsa estimates 31 percent water shortage during early Kharif season

ISLAMABAD: Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has issued calls for the construction of two dams to counter the worsening water shortage which entails a...

Common standards for SAARC countries on food items approved

LAHORE: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations have approved harmonised and uniform standards for three food items. While the final common standards draft...

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