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Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC)

Flour millers reject raise in wheat support price

November 24, 2012 Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Punjab Chairman Chaudhry Abdul Jabbar rejecting the decision of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) to enhance wheat support price has warned that 20 kilograms flour bag would be available to the consumers at Rs 800 per bag after the fresh increase. He said the decision would not only impact the consumers but also damage the flour milling industry, which was already under severe stress due to hike in the prices…

Growers reject new wheat support price

RIZWAN BHATTI November 23, 2012 Pakistan Agri Forum has rejected new wheat support price of Rs 1,200 per 40-kilogram, announced by Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) on Thursday and demanded support price of Rs 1,300 as overhead costs for farmers have increased substantially during last one year. Talking to BR, Ibrahim Mughal, Chairman Pakistan Agri Forum said despite repeated requests announcement of wheat support price was made after the sowing period. The delay in…

Fertiliser plants on SNGPL network: no deal on resumption of gas supply

November 14, 2012 The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources and fertilisers firms on Tuesday failed to reach an agreement on the resumption of gas supply to fertiliser plants from the Sui-Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) network. A meeting, held here with Dr Asim Hussain, the Prime Minister''''s Advisor on Petroleum, in the chair, which discussed various options for resuming the gas supply to the fertiliser sector. A senior industry official, who attended the meeting,…

Iran, Pakistan barter trade deal yet to be finalised

ZULFIQAR AHMAD AND FAZAL SHER October 24, 2012: The barter trade deal between Iran and Pakistan is yet to be finalised as Tehran has not yet to send agriculture experts to check wheat quality despite repeated requests. "The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) has invited Iranian experts after both countries signed a barter trade agreement, a key feature under which Iran agreed to import a million ton of wheat from Pakistan at $300 per ton," a senior…

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