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    Cotton Ginny In Islamabad Pakistan

  • Genetically modified cotton seed ‘blights’ Pakistan’s cash crop

    ISLAMABAD: “Bt”, the genetically modified cotton seed surreptitiously introduced in Pakistan in 2005, is proving a disaster than a boon to the country’s strategic crop...

    “Almost 99 per cent of all cotton seed available in the market is genetically engineered,” said Dr Abid Mahmood of the Ayub Agriculture Research Institute...

  • India's state cotton purchases to plummet as Pakistan raises imports

    MUMBAI: The Indian government's purchases of cotton are set to plunge 89 per cent in the 2015/16 marketing year as local prices have jumped after crop failures forced neighbouring Pakistan to raise imports from the world's biggest producer of the fibre...

    The increase in shipments to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam will help India trim spending on cotton buys by nearly 140 billion Indian rupees ($2 billion) in the year that started...

  • Pakistan helps cut India’s cotton glut

    MUMBAI: Pakistan is buying more cotton than expected from India after floods cut its own crop to the smallest in over a decade, opening an opportunity for the world’s biggest producer to offload its bulging stockpiles...

    Farmers in India have struggled to find buyers over the past year after the world’s top cotton consumer China cut import quotas to stimulate demand for its own fibre...

  • Pakistan's cotton imports to hold near record highs as output dwindles

    MUMBAI: Cotton imports by Pakistan are expected to remain near record-high levels in the year to July 2017, as erratic weather forces farmers in the world's fourth-biggest producer to trim area under the crop, industry officials said...

    A supply crunch in Pakistan, at a time when back-to-back droughts have taken a toll on output at top producer India, could boost global cotton prices from their current near 11-month highs...

  • Indian cotton exports to Pakistan slump amid tensions

    MUMBAI: Rising hostilities between India and Pakistan have brought their $822 million-a-year trade in cotton to a juddering halt, as traders who are worried about uncertainty over supplies and driven by patriotism hold off signing new deals...

    The nuclear-armed rivals have seen tensions ratchet up in the past few months over the disputed territory of Kashmir, and cotton traders in both countries said they were watching developments...

  • India’s cotton exports to suffer as Pakistan trims purchases

    MUMBAI: India’s cotton exports in 2016-17 are likely to fall 28 per cent from a year ago to 5 million bales as its top buyer Pakistan is set to halve purchases due to rising hostilities and improvement in its own production, industry and government officials said...

    The lower shipments to Pakistan from the world’s biggest cotton producer will help other suppliers such as Brazil, the United States and some African countries in raising...

  • Indians stop selling cotton to Pakistan

    THE textile industry is in a dilemma as cotton trade between Pakistan and India has been hit by a rise in border tension; and traders across the border, being uncertain of future developments, are not entering into new deals...

    Pakistan’s Cotton Commissioner Khalid Abdullah says a low quantum of trade activity is still taking place...

  • Islamabad welcomes Putin's offer to mediate between Pakistan and India

    The Foreign Office (FO) during a weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to mediate between India and Pakistan...

    FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told the press that Pakistan had recently established high-level contact with Russia, adding that Pakistan welcomed Putin's offer to ease tensions between the two countries...

  • Move On Pakistan party chairman arrested in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Move On Pakistan party, Muhammad Kamran, was arrested from a rest house in Islamabad's Aabpara area, police sources confirmed...

    A little-known political party, Move On Pakistan put up banners in 13 cities across the country earlier this month with its leaders urging Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif to impose martial law and form a government of technocrats...

  • Pakistan foreign secy invites Indian counterpart to Islamabad for dialogue on Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry on Monday invited his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar to Pakistan for dialogue on the Kashmir dispute, the Foreign Office (FO) said...

    Aizaz called on the Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad and handed over a letter addressed to Jaishankar highlighting the international obligations of Pakistan and India with regards to resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with United Nations...

  • Super Smith fires Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League title

    A fiery fifty from Dwayne Smith propelled Islamabad United to the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) title as Misbah-ul-Haq's side defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets in the final...

    Since the PSL was announced last September, the Pakistan Cricket Board sold five franchises for $93 million and attracted players from 11 different countries...

  • Pakistan to host 13th ECO Summit in Islamabad next week

    The 13th Economic Cooperation Organisation Summit will be held in Islamabad on Wednesday, reported the state-run radio service...

    Briefing the media persons in Islamabad on Saturday, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said, "Most of the member states have already confirmed participation at Heads of State or Heads of Government level...

  • 'Feto a threat to Pakistan's security': Turkey's Erdogan rails against 'coup plotter' Gulen in Islamabad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a joint press conference in Islamabad alongside Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday where he announced the Turkish government is determinedly taking on what he termed the Fethullah Terror Organisation (Feto)...

    Pakistan had earlier promised Turkey it would look into the affairs of the Pak-Turk education network that Ankara wanted shut down for its alleged links with Gulen...

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