Daily Archives

November 30, 2012

Malaysia keen to import livestock, food from Pakistan

November 30, 2012 . ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Malaysia have decided to further enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture with Malaysia agreeing to import more livestock, fish, rice, beef, fruits & vegetables from Pakistan. “We are already importing a considerable amount of rice, fruits and other food products from Pakistan and we want this cooperation to grow further in the coming months,” said Malaysia’s Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk…

KBP takes out rallies

November 30, 2012: Growers across Pakistan took out procession rallies on Thursday on the call of Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) in second phase of 'Save Farmer-Save Pakistan' movement launched by the Board to press the government for acceptance of its demands. KBP Central President Sardar Zafar Hussein led a rally in Mandi Bahauddin while its Central Secretary-General Malik Muhammad Ramzan Rohari led a rally in Rahim Yar Khan. According to the KBP Central Secretary Information Haji Muhammad…

Highly controversial mega project: LHC asks government to construct Kalabagh Dam

HAMID NAWAZ November 30, 2012: The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the federal government to construct highly controversial Kalabagh Dam. The LHC Chief Justice, Umar Ata Bandial, while disposing of several identical petitions seeking directions for construction of Kalabagh Dam observed that under Article 154(7), it was the constitutional obligation of the government to enforce the decision of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) about construction of Kalabagh Dam. "In the…

Kalabagh Dam: Punjab farmers hail LHC directive to government

M RAFIQUE GORAYA November 30, 2012: Various representative associations of Punjab farmers have hailed the Lahore High Court direction to the federal government to construct Kalabagh Dam on River Indus as was unanimously approved by the Council of Common Interests on 16.09.1991 and subsequently on 9.5.1998. Convenor Punjab Water Council, Farooq Bajwa said besides the CCI decisions, the federal government is bound to build Kalabagh Dam under Article IV, sub-article I of the Indus Water…

US agriculture eyes opportunity in Russia

November 30, 2012 USDA announced that Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse will lead a mission to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Russia, Dec. 3-7. Representatives from the states of Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as 23 American companies will attend. Two-way agricultural trade between the United States and Russia was valued at roughly $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2012, with American farm exports accounting for 97…

Government urged to review wheat support price decision

November 30, 2012: Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Punjab has urged the government to review its decision of increasing the wheat support price as it will not only ruin the already under crisis flour milling industry but also make unbearable hike in the flour prices for consumers. PFMA Punjab Chairman Chaudhry Abdul Jabbar along with other PFMA leaders including Asim Ahmad Raza, Liaquat Ali Khan and Mian Riaz while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday rejected the…

Subsidy to fertiliser industry: ECC panel suggests reduction in ST and GDS

ZAHEER ABABSI November 30, 2012: With the objective of providing subsidy to fertilizer industry, it was proposed to the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of Cabinet to reduce sales tax rate on fertiliser from existing 16 percent to 11.3 percent and reduce Gas Development Surcharge (GDS) by Rs 68/mmbtu. Sources said that sub-committee of the ECC was constituted to suggest: (i) a mechanism for provision of subsidy so that it actually reaches farmers; (ii) ways and means…

Government urged to begin construction of Kalabagh Dam

November 30, 2012: Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) Chairman Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal has urged the government to launch immediate construction of Kalabagh Dam as it would benefit economy, agriculture and industry alike and help reducing the price hike. 'Government should construct this dam through domestic resources by setting up a 'Kalabagh Dam Construction Fund' and collect required money through donations. Transparency should be ensured through out the whole procedure of collection of…

NESPAK wins 2 mega dam projects in Afghanistan

November 30, 2012: National Engineering Services Pakistan Limited (NESPAK) won two mega dam projects in Afghanistan after an international open competition, which shows its recognition as a world-class consultant, not only in Pakistan but abroad as well. According to the spokesperson these two multipurpose dam projects, ie, Bakshabad (Farah Rud) Dam Project and Pashdan Dam Project have been awarded by the Ministry of Energy and Water, Kabul, Afghanistan. Bakhshabad Dam Project consists of…

Australian reservations on mangoes not addressed

November 30, 2012 GHULAM ABBAS The unnecessary delay in documentation at ministries/public sector departments has always remained a major hurdle in resolution of any issue. Some reservations shown by Australian Audit team about the process of the proposed mango export to Australia are yet to be resolved despite a lapse of over six-month. The delay on the part of Pakistan is likely to result in losing a lucrative market for the country's mango in coming season, sources claimed. In…

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More