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August 27, 2012

Eying bumper cotton, cane crops

AUGUST 27, 2012: PAKISTAN is expecting a bumper cotton and sugarcane crop this year —thanks to a larger area under cane cultivation and a projected rise in per acre yield of cotton. Rainfall from mid July till now have also somewhat mitigated fears of far below average monsoon rains and the country looks set to meet rice production target of 6.9 million tonnes. Officials of provincial agricultural departments say information reaching them from paddy fields indicates that output of…

Current Temperature & Weather Condition August 27, 2012

Current Temperature & Weather Condition at 10 PM (PST) Dated: Monday, August 27, 2012 Faisalabad 30 oC Clear Gawadar 28 oC Cloudy Hyderabad 30 oC Haze Karachi A/P 28 oC Cloudy Khuzdar 30 oC Haze Lahore 29 oC Partly Cloudy Multan 30 oC Partly Cloudy Peshawar 24 oC Thunder Rain Rawalpindi 27 oC…

Pakistan pioneers lead epic struggle for more milk

27th August, 2012 NAROWAL: Pakistani Shahzad Iqbal abandoned the jet-set lifestyle of a corporate executive because he wanted to do something worthwhile for his country. So he invested his life savings in world-class bull semen. He imports the sperm from potent bulls in the West, with names like Socrates, Air Raid and Liberator, and sells it at affordable prices to farmers so they can breed cows that produce higher volumes of quality milk. Iqbal is one of a band of trailblazers —…

Urea plants” closure to result in 0.96m tons of output loss: ministry

ZAHEER ABBASI August 27, 2012:  The Ministry of Industries has reportedly informed the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet that suspension of gas supply to five urea plants would result in loss of 966,000 tons production in four months and the country may face a shortage of urea during Kharif season, it was learnt. Sources told Business Recorder that the issue of fertiliser availability for Kharif 2012 was discussed during the ECC after the Ministry of Industries moved a…

Pakistani mangoes in great demand in China: growers

August 27, 2012:  Pakistani mangoes are in great demand in China after successes in Europe, Central Asian states, and Gulf states, Chairman of Mango Growers Association Syed Zahid Hussain Gardezi said on Sunday. Pakistani mangoes, he said, had become the centre of attraction in the largest retail chain of China 'Wal Mart' where the king of fruits was being offered for sale. Pakistan exporters, he said, had taken a lead by exporting 40 tons of mangoes to China. Interestingly, India registered for…

Inland fish farming to be promoted across country

August 27, 2012:  A well-knitted plan has been evolved for the promotion of "Inland Fish Farming" business across the country. Official sources told Business Recorder here on Sunday that currently as many as 13, 000 (thirteen thousand) fish farms are exists and more than 50, 000 (fifty thousand) people were engaged with fish farming in the country. Provincial Fisheries Department has adopted concrete steps for the promotion of fish farming and providing fish seed among the interested persons in…

Chenab and Kabul rivers in low flood

M RAFIQUE GORAYA August 27, 2012: River Chenab at Khanki and Qadirabad and River Kabul at Nowshera are in low flood, Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) said on Sunday. Due to rains in upper catchments of the rivers, 91,500 cusecs water is running in river Chenab at Marala headwork, near Sialkot; 126,900 cusecs at Khanki and 129,700 cusecs at Qadirabad barrage in Hafizabzad district. It said river Kabul is in low flood at Nowshera with a water discharge of 48,600 cusecs while river Indus is…

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