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Cotton prices fall sharply

PAR Aug 17, 2018 0

Cotton prices have fallen sharply both in the international as well as in the domestic markets. Both in the global as well as the local markets, the t...

Rates remain under pressure

PAR Aug 17, 2018 0

Prices remained under pressure on the cotton market on Thursday in the process of moderate trading activity, dealers said. The official spot rate exte...

Rescuing our agrarian nation

PAR Aug 17, 2018 0

As Pakistan is still an agrarian country- the role of the agriculture sector is vital in its economy. Moreover agrarian products provide raw material...

Agri-lending: prioritizing small farmers

PAR Aug 17, 2018 0

The state of agriculture is far from ideal. But some progress is being made when it comes to agricultural credit disbursement. According to data relea...

Shortage of pesticides means destruction of cotton crop’

PAR Aug 16, 2018 0

The Punjab Agriculture Department has asked the pesticide industry to review and revise pesticide rates and ensure the frequent supply of pesticides t...

Pakistani mangoes get king’s welcome in Turkey

PAR Aug 16, 2018 0

A large number of Turks on Wednesday got a first-hand experience of the taste and aroma of the Pakistani mangoes as they converged in Ankara at a gath...

Cotton market: Prices fall sharply on panic selling

PAR Aug 16, 2018 0

Panic selling by ginners pushed the rates sharply down on the cotton market on Wednesday in the process of trading activity, dealers said. The officia...

Cotton spot rates fall sharply

PAR Aug 15, 2018 0

Official spot prices declined sharply on the cotton market on Monday in the process of trading activity, dealers said. The official spot rate dipped b...

Huntsman and ICI Pakistan join forces

PAR Aug 15, 2018 0

Huntsman Textile Effects and ICI Pakistan have entered into a strategic collaboration under which ICI Pakistan will market and distribute Huntsman's w...

Current cotton prospects show encouraging trends

PAR Aug 15, 2018 0

The Punjab agriculture officials have warned that stern action would be taken against them for showing reduced production from respective districts....

Farmers in Afghanistan Hit By Worst Drought in Decades

PAR Aug 15, 2018 0

After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan...

Cotton prices slip on moderate trade

PAR Aug 13, 2018 0

Slight decline was seen on the cotton market on Saturday in the process of moderate trade activity, dealers said. The official spot rate dropped by Rs...

SBP raises target for agri credit by 25pc

PAR Aug 13, 2018 0

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has increased agriculture credit target by 25 per cent to Rs1.25trillion for the financial year FY19. The A...

Dealing with our economic emergency

PAR Aug 10, 2018 0

Pakistan is facing the worst economic crisis of its history. The balance of payment has soured to such a level that the trade account deficit has wide...

Indonesia willing to assist Pakistan in palm oil production

PAR Aug 10, 2018 0

Indonesia is willing to set up joint ventures in the production and processing of palm oil, along with manufacturing of high-value products from palm...