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    Fruit Processing Plant In Pakistan New Season

  • Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing plant to Pakistan as a gift in recognition of the country’s tea-growing efforts...

    Talking to journalists on Friday, National Tea and High Value Crops Research Institute Director Dr Farrukh Siyar Hamid said the plant has arrived in Karachi and currently paperwork is being done for its release...

  • Plant, plant and plant some more

    There is much to do to mitigate the disastrous effects of future heatwaves in our cities and — as Pakistan currently ranks number eight in countries to be most affected by ‘Climate change’ — in all other urban and rural areas of our climatically diverse country too...

    Otherwise, opt for fruiting trees over purely ornamental ones as fruit, even if only the birds get to enjoy it, is an essential environmental input...

  • FBR drafts new rules to expedite refund claims processing

    LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has drafted new sales tax refund rules for faster, automated payment of the refund claims...

    The rules would expedite the process of claims processing filed by manufacturers-cum-exporters of textiles and clothing, carpets, leather and leather goods, surgical instruments and sports goods on the basis of the claimants’ consumption of inputs within 72 hours of the declaration of their stocks...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

  • CJ directs timely processing of pension cases

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday ordered the Human Rights Cell (HRC) of the Supreme Court to ensure proper and timely compliance with apex court’s directions by public functionaries...

    The directive to the HRC’s director general was issued after it was noted that despite specific directions by the court in the human rights case of 2009 regarding timely processing of pension cases, the court was...

  • ITMS slow processing irks taxpayers

    MULTAN: A number of taxpayers are facing hardships to file their income and sales tax returns for 2014-15 owing to ‘flaws’ in the Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) and its slow processing...

    The ITMS software was developed to streamline the sales and income tax issues by the Pakistan Revenue Automation System (PRAL)...

  • Growers happy as modern technology of tobacco processing introduced

    SWABI: Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) has introduced a modern way of curing Virginia tobacco on an experimental basis in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    They said Sirajul Haq, research and development manager, British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh, and Ghulam Rabani, BAT research officer, during their 10-day stay in Pakistan finalised the plan after visiting different areas...

  • Land being provided for airport, export processing zone in Gwadar: CM

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Monday that land was being provided to China for the construction of an international airport and setting up of an export processing zone in Gwadar...

    He said China would establish an export processing zone in Gwadar to make the deep seaport fully functional, adding that China would also build roads which would connect the airport with the export processing zone and...

  • US visa processing back to normal after computer glitch

    WASHINGTON: US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said on Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog...

    The hardware failure had been preventing processing and transmitting the mandatory security-related biometric data checks...

  • Need to upgrade date processing in Sindh

    CONSIDERING the date palm growth potential in Khairpur, the Sindh government in partnership with a private company is setting up a state-of-the-art dehydration plant for sorting, grading and washing of the fruit...

    The plant, to be set up at an estimated cost of 250m, is targeted to start operations by the next season...

  • Australia urged to end processing of refugees

    UNITED NATIONS: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called upon Australia to end its off-shore processing policy on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea amid reports of widespread, acute mental distress and attempted suicide by children and young adults...

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