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March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Govt to fast-track rural transformation: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, deputy chairman planning commission, on Tuesday said efficient irrigation, innovative technology, agriculture diversification, and integration with urban centers were prerequisites for boosting rural economy. “A lot is needed to be done in the realm of rural transformation,” Aziz said addressing a workshop titled “Emerging Issues 1

March 13, 2018 12:00 AM EU slams trade ‘bullies’ as Trump row deepens

Brussels: The EU said Europe would not waver against trade "bullies" as a row with US President Donald Trump over controversial steel and aluminium tariffs deepened. The jab from Brussels came after the US tycoon singled out Europe in the surging trade row, threatening to tax German cars if the European Union doesn´t lower barriers to US products. Trump 11

March 10, 2018 12:00 AM Banks asked to increase nonfarm loans in rural areas

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Privatisation Daniyal Aziz on Friday proposed amendments into a law to extend credit outreach of banking sector beyond agriculture sector. Aziz proposed amendment in ‘Loans for Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Purposes Act 1973’. “The minister stressed the need for revisiting the… act, which was restricted with only agriculture 7

March 8, 2018 12:00 AM Senate body says support price limbo may lead to sugar crisis

ISLAMABAD: Senate standing committee on national food security and research on Wednesday feared a bitter sugar crisis was likely in the making as minimum sugarcane support price issue remains unresolved to this point. “In view of the prevailing situation the sugarcane cultivation seems to take a hit as frustrated growers were highly likely to shift to other 8

March 4, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab to provide subsidy on approved varieties of cotton seed

LAHORE: Punjab under the banner of Khadim-e-Punjab Kissan Package will provide subsidised cotton seed bags of approved varieties. A spokesman for Agriculture Department Saturday said under the subsidy scheme registered farmers of district Multan, Khanewal, Lodarhan, Vehari, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Layyah, Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur would get subsidy 7

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan poised to become self-sufficient in corn seed output

LAHORE: Pakistan was poised to become self-sufficient in hybrid corn seeds production because of its enormous indigenous research potential, which should be incentivised for boosting country’s agri-exports and food security, an industry official said on Friday. “The local seed companies have outperformed their foreign competitors in research and development 12

February 22, 2018 12:00 AM SC directs opening of Sharifs’ sugar mills in south Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered to open the sugar mills owned by Sharif family in South Punjab in the larger interests of the farmers. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday heard the case. The SC also directed all the other sugar mill owners to purchase sugarcane from the farmers. The Supreme 14

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Experts urge to add cropping area

LAHORE: Experts have urged for addition in cropping area as the yield gap in the four major crops of Pakistan is three times more than the best producers in the world, such as China and Egypt. They were talking at a seminar on ‘High Value Agriculture’ arranged at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday. LCCI President Malik Tahir 11

February 13, 2018 12:00 AM Auto sales jump 22 percent in Jan to post biggest monthly increase

KARACHI: Sales of passenger cars posted their biggest ever monthly increase in January, as soft loans and a robust economy offset the impact of price increases due to recent rupee devaluation, analyst and industry officials said on Monday. Sales of passenger cars increased 22 percent to 23,562 units in January 2018 compared to 20,884 units sold in the same month 12

February 4, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka elephant kills top Buddhist monk

COLOMBO: A senior Buddhist monk died in hospital Saturday, a day after being attacked by an elephant at his own temple near the capital, police said. Bellanwila Wimalarathana, 77, was violently pushed to the ground by the tusker, but the mahout managed to prevent the monk from being gored, police said. The monk was rushed to hospital but died a day later 5