Cotton Crop sowing position 2016 – 17 of Sindh & Punjab – 12:15 PM – May 05, 2016
Cotton growers state that around 55-60% sowing of the cotton crop has been already carried out in lower Sindh including Hyderabad, Matiari, Tando Allahyar, T.M khan, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot and areas till Sanghar district.
In Punjab, around 90-95% wheat threshing has been carried out where as only 5-6% of the cotton crop has been sowed till now in lower districts of Punjab including Rahimyar Khan, Rajanpur, D.G.Khan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Vehari and Lodhran. While in upper Punjab districts land preparation for cotton crop is under progress and it is estimated that sowing in Punjab would be completed by the end of June.
Cold, dry weather likely in most parts – 02:40 PM – November 26, 2016
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Wednesday forecast mainly cold and dry weather for most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.
Shallow foggy conditions are likely over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours. According to the synoptic situation, a shallow westerly wave is affecting northern parts of the country and likely to move eastward. Continental air would prevail over most parts of the country.
The minimum temperatures records during the last 24 hours were Skardu -03 C, Hunza -02 C, Kalat and Gupis -01 C. The Karachi meteorological office on Wednesday forecast dry weather in the next 24 hours for the metropolis.
Minimum temperature in Karachi will remain 16 degrees Centigrade with 90 percent moisture in the air. Maximum temperature in the city yesterday was recorded 31 degrees Centigrade.
Mainly, dry weather is likely to prevail in the mega city. Meanwhile, Multan Met office has forecast dry weather with chances of mist in the morning for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours. On Wednesday, maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded as 26.0 degrees centigrade and 12.5 degrees centigrade, respectively. Humidity was recorded 88 per cent at 8am and 50 per cent at 5pm.
Crisis of surplus wheat getting worse – 10:45 AM – November 28, 2016
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the country is heading towards a severe wheat crisis and the government will face losses of billions due to its policy problems. Wheat stocks maintained by different government departments had crossed to an alarming level of five million tonnes due to a failure in exports. Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that the area under cultivation of wheat has reached a record high level, production continues to climb, and there is no way to tackle surpluses.