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  • Pakistan, Canada to settle agro-exports fumigation issue

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Canada have agreed to find a solution to the long-standing fumigation issue of agro-based exports to Pakistan which amount to C$600 million...

    During a meeting between Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik and Canadian Minister for Agriculture and Agri-food, Lawrence MacAulay, in Ottawa on Tuesday, it was decided that instead of relying on ad-hoc arrangements, a permanent science-based solution should be worked out...

  • Agro-food products: access to export markets

    The agro-food sector is the largest non-textile component of the national export basket, and has been the main driver of export diversification during the last 15 years — since 2001...

    The increase in share of national exports notwithstanding, only a small part of the total agro-food production is exported — wheat 2pc, meat 2pc, sugar 5pc, mango 6pc, onion 10pc, potato 18pc, citrus 21pc and dates 25pc...

  • Agro-business centres along CPEC route

    FEDERAL agricultural institutions have found tremendous potential for the development of an agro-based industry along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and have identified at least eight ‘agro-business centres’ along the corridor’s route...

    Experts from the National Agricultural Research Centre, the Pakistan Agricultural Research Centre and the National Agricultural Research Centre, along with officials from the food ministry, have...

  • Agro farms must have 9,500 sq ft covered area, SC rules

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ruled that agro farms in the capital must have a covered area of 9,500 sq ft and directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take action against farmhouses built on excessive land...

    Following SC orders, the CDA had on April 2013 restored its previous bylaws for agro farms, with a maximum permissible covered area of 4,850 sq ft...

  • CDA forms team to inspect agro-farms on SC orders

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday formed a team to inspect agro-farms in the capital to point out construction violations by allottees...

    The CDA had planned for agro-farms to meet the city’s requirements for vegetables, fruits and poultry, but contrary to their purpose these farms have become something of a status symbol for the rich, some of whom have built palatial homes there instead...

  • ‘People want to get away from riba-based economy’

    ABBOTTABAD: The Islamic mode of financing has grown in the last couple of years and is taking a major share from the capital market, said Zafar Abdullah, commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s specialised division...

    The event was arranged by non-banking financial institutions and the Modaraba Association of Pakistan, and was attended by office-bearers of traders’ associations, Small and Medium...

  • Pakistan, Belarus vow to build broad-based ties in all fields

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Belarus vowed on Thursday to build a broad-based, substantive and long-term relationship in all fields, including trade, economic, education, defence and culture...

    This was pledged as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko started his two-day visit to Pakistan on Thursday...

  • Electoral schedule unveiled for Pakistan-based Kashmiris

    MUZAFFARABAD: The schedule for the preparation of fresh electoral rolls for 12 constituencies of Pakistan-based Kashmiris has been announced by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Election Commission...

    Of the 41 constituencies of the AJK Legislative Assembly, 29 are located within AJK territory and the rest across Pakistan in order to represent refugees from India-held Kashmir...

  • Pakistan-based terrorist groups threat to region: US

    WASHINGTON: The US State Department has said that the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups that operate inside Pakistan and along the Afghan border are a continued security threat to the entire South Asian region and beyond...

    The State Department spokesman disagreed with a suggestion that there was a difference of opinion between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary Ash Carter over Pakistan’s role in the war...

  • LITERARY NOTES: Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: a research-based analysis

    PROF Fateh Muhammad Malik’s latest book Anjuman Taraqqi Pasand Nusannifeen Pakistan Mein: Islami Raushan Khayali Ya Ishtiraki Mullaiyyet (Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: Islamic enlightenment or communist mullah-ism) discloses quite a few secrets about some progressive bigwigs and their strategies in Pakistan...

    The book is a kind of invitation to Pakistani intellectuals, especially those with leftist leanings and a...

  • No to minus-one, MQM-Pakistan: London-based MQM leadership

    Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif of the London-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement said on Saturday that there was no such thing as MQM-Pakistan, adding that the party could not even conceive the idea of a minus-one formula...

    Addressing a press conference in London, Dr Hasan Zafar, a member of the newly formed 12-member interim coordination committee of the UK-based party, said party chief Altaf Hussain had already apologised to the nation...

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