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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Indonesia agrees to increase fruit import quota for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Indonesia has agreed to expand the quota and period for import of fruits from Pakistan under the preferential trade agreement, an official told Dawn on Thursday...

    Pakistan’s exports to Indonesia have dropped by almost $100 million ever since the implementation of preferential trade agreement (PTA), whereas, Indonesia’s exports have almost doubled during the post preferential treaty...

  • Man, beast and burden of fruit

    “This is Mangu,” Dhanna Seth, a fruit seller near the PNS Shifa Hospital behind Cantonment Railway Station, introduces his four-legged friend...

    The trend of fruit and vegetable vendors pushing a cart is changing...

  • Kohat traders again refuse to shift to new fruit market

    KOHAT: The traders have again refused to shift to the new fruit and vegetable market on Bannu road here, saying despite making full payments they are yet to be given outlets for running their businesses there...

    The current fruit market on Hangu road spreading over a 10 kanals of land is seven feet below the ground level and gets flooded during rains, affecting the businesses...

  • Fruit orchards to replace poppy fields in Tirah

    The recent occupation of most parts of Tirah valley by outlawed groups like Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-i-Islam also provided a boost to poppy and hashish cultivation...

     Officials said that they had planned to provide the local farmers with a profitable substitute in the form of fruit orchards as most of the areas of the valley were cleared of militants...

  • Illegal fruit and cattle markets in Peshawar to be removed

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar district administration has fixed April 17 as the deadline for removal of illegal fruit, cattle markets and plazas along the railways track and other encroachments in the limits of Karkhano market, and warned to take stern action against the traders not complying with the order...

  • PIA flight suspension worries exporters of fruit, vegetables

    KARACHI: Fruit and vegetable exporters are worried over discontinuation of their exports from Tuesday after Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight operations shut down across the country...

    The share of airborne shipments out of country’s total fruit and vegetable exports was 10-15 per cent, of which PIA held 30-40pc share, said Aslam Pakhali, a former vice chairman of the All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers...

  • Punjab hopes soil health cards will bear fruit

    AN imbalanced and injudicious use of chemical fertilisers has been observed to have affected soil health and productivity in some countries and increase the cost of farm production...

    Keeping in view these facts, the Punjab government initiated a plan last year for issuing farmers with “soil health cards”, which will have information about the deficiencies in the soil and the amount of fertilisers needed to create a balance in the soil...
  • Fruit and vegetable market a picture of neglect

    FAISALABAD: Ensuring clean environment at the Fruit and Vegetables Market, Ghulam Mohammadabad, doesn’t seem to be among priorities of the municipal corporation as it presents a picture of neglect with no cleanliness arrangements and foul smell emitting from the heaps of garbage of rotten vegetables and fruits...

    A fruit vendor, Azeem, says the corporation employees don’t visit the market regularly for inspection that has resulted in...

  • National mango & fruit festival gets under way in Mirpurkhas

    MIRPURKHAS: The three-day annual National Mango and Summer Fruit Festival which was celebrating its golden jubilee this year opened here on Thursday, with 183 varieties of mangoes and a number of other summer fruits on display...

    He said that Sindh’s mango, particularly that of Mirpurkhas, was the most popular fruit within the country as well as abroad...

  • Glassfuls of fruit to beat the heat

    Although there is no shortage of soft drinks in the market and milkshake vendors in every street, traditional fruit flavoured drinks attract many during shopping trips to the many markets in the garrison city...

  • PTI's struggle bearing fruit, says Imran Khan

    ISLAMABAD: In a press conference on Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said the election tribunal's decision to hold a re-election in NA-125 and PP-155 was a result of his party's 126-day dharna and constant struggle for transparency...

    "Khan said his struggle had started bearing fruit, adding that in tomorrow's hearing with the judicial commission probing the 2013 general election, his party will argue that a...

  • Eurozone hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit

    RIGA: Greece’s European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope on Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead with an economic reform plan needed to unlock rescue loans...

    In the Latvian capital of Riga, the eurozone’s top official, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said he hoped “some extra urgency” will be injected into the process following the...
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