Tag: National Food Security

Water reservoirs face 80 percent shortage, Senate body told

Clara Jan 12, 2017 0

Three major water storage reservoirs of the country, including Tarbela and Mangla Dams and Chashma Barrage, are currently facing 80 per cent water sho...

Minister sets aside SAB recommendations on sugar export quantity

Clara 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...

Current weather system to have positive impact on crops

Clara Jan 4, 2017 0

The recent dry spell followed by rains forecast from Tuesday (yesterday) onwards will have some positive impact on all major Rabi crops, including whe...

Government extends a helping hand to Brexit-hit horticultural exporters

Clara Jan 4, 2017 0

Realising the losses suffered by exporters after the Brexit, the federal government has assured horticultural exporters to help overcome losses. Feder...

Textile package to be announced only after thorough consultations: Bosan

Clara Jan 3, 2017 0

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan on Monday said that decision regarding the announcement of textile packa...

Rs 1300 wheat procurement price fixed

PAR Dec 14, 2016 0

A meeting of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved wheat procurement price at Rs 1,300 per 40 kilograms for the next...

Genetically-enhanced corn seeds: Croplife Asia praises decision

PAR Jul 25, 2016 0

Croplife Asia, a non-profit society and the voice of the region's plant science industry, has welcomed a federal government decision allowing growers...

Proper mechanism to monitor agriculture policies demanded

PAR Jun 17, 2016 0

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Mian Zahid Hussain has demanded a proper mechanism to regularly monitor the agri polici...

Govt, industry cooperation must to deal economic challenges

PAR Jun 10, 2016 0

LAHORE: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan on Thursday stressed the need to promote cooperation between the...

Pak-Afghan JEC to discuss all economic matters

PAR Nov 24, 2015 0

Islamabad: A two-day session of the Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission started on Monday and will conclude on Tuesday.  The JEC is expected to cover...

ECC approves extension of wheat exports from Sindh, Punjab

PAR Aug 15, 2015 0

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting has approved the proposal moved by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research fo...

FBR issues instructions for implementation of budgetary measures

PAR Jul 2, 2015 0

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday intimated Collectors of Customs that customs duty has been reduced from 30 percent to 20 percent on im...

Five leading export-oriented sectors: National Assembly body recommends 2 percent uniform rate of ST

PAR Jun 3, 2015 0

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Textile Industry Tuesday recommended 2 percent uniform rate of sales tax, against the proposed 5 percent b...

Budget 2015-16: Food ministry demands subsidy on agricultural inputs

PAR May 30, 2015 0

ISLAMABAD: With the budget only about a week away, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has asked the Ministry of Finance to subsidise...

Surplus wheat: Only 20% of 1.2m-ton target exported

PAR May 22, 2015 0

ISLAMABAD: The government has been able to export less than 20% of the target of 1.2 million tons of wheat by the end of the deadline set for the prov...