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  • Report finds sharp decline in Pakistan’s pulse consumption

    ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has sharply declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, found a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations...

    The report titled ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific Region’, reviewed pulse consumption in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh over the period from 1961 to 2013...

  • 10 policemen, seven polio volunteers killed in Sindh since 2012

    KARACHI: The killing of seven policemen guarding polio workers during a vaccination campaign was the first of its kind in two years in the city and gravest in terms of killing of policemen taking their death toll to 10 since 2012, officials said on Wednesday...

    Before this attack, official figures show that seven polio workers and three policemen had been killed in 13 incidents in Sindh while Karachi was predominantly the major...

  • Brexit and the City: taking London’s financial pulse

    Reuters has created a tracker to monitor six indicators to help assess the fortunes of the City, taking a regular check on its pulse through public transport usage, bar and restaurant openings, commercial property prices and jobs...

    London City Airport said that it has enjoyed record growth since 2012, but its capacity is being constrained at peak times and it is looking to expand...

  • Strategy to boost pulse production on the cards

    The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) informed the FCA that allocations of institutional credit for agriculture were Rs700bn for the current year and the disbursement was Rs409bn, which was 58...

    “Subsidy is not required in the new Pakistan,” Mr Bosan said while noting that he already held a meeting with the KP chief minister that yielded no result...

  • Gram pulse, chicken prices continue to spiral upwards

    KARACHI: Retail prices of chicken and gram pulse continued to be on a higher side despite an investigation ordered by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a meeting last week of the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) attended by representatives of all the provinces...

    The government allowed import of 500,000 tonnes of gram pulse in September 2015 to lower price in view of low domestic production...

  • Pulse prices jump by Rs30; chicken still costly

    Gram pulse, which was selling for Rs94 per kg in February and Rs104 in March, now costs Rs120-130 on the wholesale market...

    Market sources said investors and stock hoarders have plunged in various commodities, especially gram pulse because of its low crop output...

  • Pulse crop likely to be hit by floods

    But a major sufferer, according to farmers, will be the moong pulse, which has high sensitivity to water and is a prime crop of the river bed in Mianwali and Bhakkar where water has fully covered the river bed...

  • ECC allows 50,000 tonnes of gram pulse import

    ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approved on Thursday import of 50,000 tonnes of gram pulse to control its prices in the local market...

    A meeting of the ECC, presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, was informed by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research that the prices of gram pulse had more than doubled since 2010 and went up by around 47 per cent since early this year because of...

  • Dar orders probe into surging prices of poultry, gram pulse

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday expressed concern over rising prices of chicken, poultry products and gram pulse despite lucrative incentives offered to the two sectors and otherwise lower rate of inflation...

    The minister deplored that despite clear directives of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in September 2015 gram pulse had not been imported resultantly its prices were now under pressure...

  • Moong pulse price hits all-time high

    KARACHI: The price of moong pulse has hit an all-time record of Rs220-260 per kg in retail markets from Rs180-200 per kg in the last few days, while flour prices in Sindh have failed to show any signs of easing despite start of releasing of wheat stocks by Passco to the province on the direction of the federal government...

    He, however, said that the pulse hit an all-time high of Rs7,500 per 40 kg from Rs6,800 in Punjab...

  • NZC confirms dates, venues for Pakistan, West Indies series

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand will launch their home summer of cricket with a Twenty20 International against West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland on Nov 27 before two Test series against the same visitors and Pakistan, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday...

    The New Zealand government had green-lighted the West Indies and Pakistan tours and was also expected to approve white-ball tours by Australia and Bangladesh in February and March,...

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