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  • Need for new agribusiness models to spur farm output

    AS the Punjab government plans to pour in more money into agriculture development, it may be time for it to focus on the difference between the performance and the potential of the soils...

    Most of its lands have been under-performing for a variety of reasons, but fragmented holdings (up to 65pc held by small growers (less than 12
  • US releasing $337m for Pakistan from Coalition Support Fund

    WASHINGTON: The United States is expected to release $337 million to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund in a next few days, a US official said on Friday...

    “The April-June 2014 reimbursement of $337 million of Coalition Support Fund assistance has been approved by the Secretary of Defence, and we anticipate it being released by the end of the month,” a State Department spokesperson told Dawn...

  • Stocks turn red as support fund euphoria fizzles

    As the investors’ euphoria over the proposed Rs20bn market support fund died down, they decided to liquidate positions which saw the index succumb to intense selling pressure losing all of the day’s initial gains and close in the red...

    A fund manager asserted that it dispels rumours of heavy redemption orders...

  • Pentagon blocks $50m Coalition Support Fund payment to Pakistan

    “Secretary Mattis told congressional defense committees that he was not able to certify that Pakistan took sufficient actions against the Haqqani network to permit full reimbursement of the fiscal year 2016 Coalition Support Funds,” Pentagon Spokesman Adam Stump said...

    The United States had allotted $900m in military aid to Pakistan through the special fund...

  • Concern over delay in disbursement of US Coalition Support Fund

    ISLAMABAD: The defence ministry has expressed concern over the delay in release of the $350 million tranche of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) by the US Congress for want of a certification by the American defence secretary that Pakistani counter-terrorism operations were disrupting the Haqqani Network’s sanctuaries on its soil...

    “The issues of the decrease in Coalition Support Fund and the economic difficulties in dealing with the...

  • Stockbrokers propose market support fund

    KARACHI: A meeting between the brokers and stakeholders with the Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on Friday morning was said to have agreed to consider the “recommendation of putting in place a market support fund, keeping in view the attractive valuations,” a press release issued in the evening by the PSX stated...

    4 per cent) and close at over three-year low 33,971 points, the discussion of a support fund caused a great deal...

  • ECC expected to approve Rs25bn market support fund

    ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) is likely to approve the proposed Stock Market Support Fund on Thursday in a bid to boost investors’ sentiments...

    The proposal in this regard has been forwarded by the Ministry of Finance to the ECC, which under Dr Hafeez Sheikh is expected to approve the Rs25 billion market support fund...

  • Market support fund gets formal go ahead

    ISLAMABAD: Accepting the demand of stockbrokers, the government on Thursday approved Rs20 billion fund to support struggling stock market through state-run National Investment Trust (NIT)...

    Read: ECC expected to approve Rs25bn stock market support fundA formal decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet presided over by Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh...

  • Overeating, weather led to increased gastro cases

    ISLAMABAD: Health experts blame rising gastro cases on humid weather and change in eating habits after the fasting month of Ramazan...

    Moreover, suffocation and humidity also one of the reasons for gastro as food is spoiled more quickly during this weather,” he said...

  • Country to suffer more bouts of inclement weather, says ministry

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of climate change fears that the country is going to suffer in coming years more bouts of inclement weather patterns like the heatwave in Karachi that led to over a thousand deaths in a few days...

    ”Studies also reveal that temperatures in the northern parts of Pakistan will rise more than in southern areas, says a report prepared by the ministry on the changing weather patterns...

  • Met dept issues fresh severe weather warning

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued on Friday another severe weather warning, forecasting torrential rain across the country, especially in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan (upper parts), from Sunday to Thursday...

    “The severe weather system is likely to persist in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral...

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