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October 15, 2012

Prudent policies help produce surplus agriculture yield: Hafeez

ISLAMABAD, 15 October 2012: Federal Minister for Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that owing to prudent policies of the government, the performance of the agriculture has enhanced as surplus crop yield has been recorded this year. "This year we have surplus wheat, sugar and cotton crop because of democratic governments good policies", the Finance Minister said while meeting with Haruhiko Kuroda, President Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Tokoyo. According to press statement issued…

Punjab to spend Rs 36 billion on irrigation system: minister

October 15, 2012: The Punjab government will spend Rs36 billion on revamping the irrigation system by cementing watercourses, introducing drip and sprinkler system and provision of land levelling facilities, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmed Ali said on Sunday. "Work has started on these projects," he said. He was addressing farmers after inaugurating biological control laboratory at the Agriculture Department (Extension) in Sheikhupura. The function was attended, among…

Sacrificial animal prices higher this year

October 15, 2012: The prices of the sacrificial animals have registered an increase this year as compared to the last year owing to increase in transportation charges and other associated expenses. Traders have started to bring animals in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and are herding in the streets to attract the customers though Eid-ul-Azha is still two weeks away. The sellers are demanding high prices for the animals because they have a lot of time to wait for the…

Impressive agriculture output despite hardship: Hafeez tells ADB president

October 15, 2012: Finance Min-ister, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said the government''s prudent agriculture policy has enabled the country to raise its agriculture products, despite facing a series of natural calamities. In a meeting with Haruhiko Kuroda, President of Asian Development Bank here Sunday, the minister said, "We have surplus wheat, sugar and cotton crop due to the wise policies of the democratic government and it will contribute to the well-being of the people in rural areas".…

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