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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...

  • Textile mill owners, workers hold ‘black day’

    LAHORE: Textile mill owners and workers observed a ‘black day’ on Tuesday and held a countrywide protest against what they described as the federal government’s failure to meet their demands aimed at reviving the viability of the textile industry...

    The protest campaign was kicked off on Saturday by textile millers who held a token demonstration outside the offices of the Punjab chapter of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association...

  • No thaw in labour unionists, mill owners stand-off

    FAISALABAD: Powerloom labourers protested on Thursday in different bazaars demanding withdrawal of applications by mill owners against their union leaders...

    Loom owners said they would surrender the keys of their locked factories at the DCO office if the administration did not take action against alleged extortionists...

  • SC orders sugar mill owners to pay dues by Friday

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered sugar mill owners to pay their dues to sugarcane growers by Friday, June 14...

    The court ordered that mill owners should hand their cheques, created in the name of the deputy commissioners of relevant districts, over to the sugarcane commissioner by Friday...

  • PTI, PPP trade barbs over sugar mill owners

    ISLAMABAD: As estimates of wealth stashed abroad by Pakistanis boiled down to just $5-7 billion from a whopping $200bn, senior members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Thursday accused each other of sheltering sugar mill owners on manipulation of its pricing mechanism because of their influence over the top political leadership...

    Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman...

  • Mill owners not selling sugar at Rs70 per kg, IHC told

    IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah on June 11 granted stay order against the recommendation of the inquiry commission on sugar scam that urged registration of criminal cases against sugar mill owners on the condition that they would supply the commodity to the common man at the rate of Rs70 per kg till June 25...

    The petitioners included the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA), sugar mills owned by Jahangir Khan Tareen and his son...

  • Pakistan offers lowest bid for Iraq’s rice tender

    HAMBURG: The lowest price offer in the tender from Iraq’s state grains buyer to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $427 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from Pakistan, traders said on Tuesday...

    The offer was made for 40,000 tonnes from Pakistan, they said...

  • US-Pakistan ties tough but essential: Condoleezza Rice

    WASHINGTON: “It’s a relationship you’ve got to have but it is tough,” says former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice while describing the US-Pakistan partnership...

    In an interview to MSNBC, Ms Rice acknowledged that Pakistan was more stable than before, although it still faced some major issues...

  • Philippines to import rice from Pakistan

    KARACHI: The Philippines has offered to import 50,000 tonnes of rice from Pakistan to help it meet its goal of importing an aggregate volume of 805,200 tonnes of rice under its minimum access volume (MAV) for this year...

    The CSQ is broken down as the following: China 50,000 tonnes, India 50,000 tonnes, Pakistan 50,000 tonnes, Australia 15,000 tonnes, El Salvador 4,000 tonnes, Thailand 293,100 tonnes and Vietnam 293,100 tonnes...

  • Pakistan to export 1m tonnes rice to Indonesia

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has signed an agreement with Indonesia to export one million tonnes of rice estimated at around $400m over four years, the Ministry of Commerce said in statement on Thursday...

    The agreement for export of rice will be implemented by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and Indonesia’s Bulog (State Logistic Agency)...

  • 600 rice containers from Pakistan held up at Kenyan port

    LAHORE: At least 600 containers of Pakistani rice are stuck up at Kenyan ports as the customs authorities there have subjected the consignment to 100 per cent scrutiny and verification against the norms...

    Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) Chairman Sameeullah Chaudhry says the Kenya Bureau of Standards and Customs started full verification and sampling of rice containers reaching Mombasa port, Kenya, for inspecting...

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