Tag: consumption

Import of soyabean oil reduces by 58.1pc

PAR Mar 31, 2017 0

Soyabean oil import into the country during first eight months of current financial year reduced by 58.1 percent as compared to the imports of corresp...

ST on wheat barn baffles over 1,000 flour mills

PAR Mar 29, 2017 0

The Federal Board of Revenue's (FBR) field formation has created confusion among over 1,000 flour mills by charging sales tax on wheat bran (a by-prod...

Additional quantity: Industry seeks to export sugar

PAR Mar 6, 2017 0

The domestic sugar industry has sought permission to export additional quantity of 0.5 million tons of sugar without any rebate to avert default in pa...

Petroleum ministry resists ban on LNG power plants

PAR Feb 23, 2017 0

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has opposed a proposed ban on setting up new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-based power plants...

Listless business on cotton market

PAR Feb 7, 2017 0

Trading activity could not pick up on cotton market amid cautious selling by ginners due to little stock with them, dealers said on Monday. The offici...

Engro Foods’ profit drops by 25pc to Rs2.4bn

PAR Feb 4, 2017 0

KARACHI: Engro Foods posted a net profit of Rs2.4 billion for 2016, down 25 per cent from Rs3.2bn a year ago. In the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) alone,...

Islamabad urged to end Punjab's 'water excesses'

PAR Jan 28, 2017 0

Legislators in the Sindh Assembly on Friday demanded of Islamabad to end water excesses by Punjab, saying that the upper riparian province had been ho...

Prices touch season's high level

PAR Jan 20, 2017 0

Prices touched season's high on the cotton market on Thursday amid persistent demand for quality lint, dealers said. The official spot rate was unchan...

CPEC to reduced unemployment: UN report

PAR Jan 19, 2017 0

UN economic study accredits CPEC for the positive outlook of Pakistani economy. Predicts robust growth and reduction in unemployment as a result of...

Khawaja Asif briefs Senate body about Indus Water Treaty

PAR Jan 18, 2017 0

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif Tuesday said that Pakistan has enough water resources and if these are managed and properly utilised then th...

Fertilizer importers seek payment of Rs 5 billion DAP subsidy

PAR Jan 17, 2017 0

Fertilizer importers have approached the Prime Minister for immediate payment of pending DAP subsidy claims of over Rs 5 billion to continue the schem...

Cotton prices make modest gains

PAR Jan 10, 2017 0

Cotton prices maintained slight gains amid restricted selling by ginners, dealers said on the local market on Monday. The official spot rate was uncha...

Cotton prices firmer on restricted buying

PAR Jan 7, 2017 0

Rates were firm on the cotton market on Friday in the process of restricted buying by mills and spinners, dealers said. The official spot rate was unc...

Minister sets aside SAB recommendations on sugar export quantity

PAR Jan 4, 2017 0

Commerce Minister, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan is said to have set aside the recommendations of Sugar Advisory Board (SAB) on sugar export quantity...

Ministry backs, albeit reluctantly, urea export

PAR Jan 3, 2017 0

The Ministry of Commerce has half-heartedly supported the export of 0.3 million tons of urea manufactured on subsidised natural gas due to possible pr...