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Cotton output fall to affect textile exports

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the cotton crop in Pakistan has witnessed sharp reduction in output, textile manufacturers anticipate serious affects on export activities for which they have demand immediate tax holiday on import of cotton. All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) has sent a letter to the finance minister, informing that the cotton crop had miserably failed to meet the industry requirement. There is a shortage of approximately, four million cotton bales compared…Read More

Cotton output fall to affect textile exports

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the cotton crop in Pakistan has witnessed sharp reduction in output, textile manufacturers anticipate serious affects on export activities for which they have demand immediate tax holiday on import of cotton. All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) has sent a letter to the finance minister, informing that the cotton crop had miserably failed to meet the industry requirement. There is a shortage of approximately, four million cotton bales compared to the…Read More

Experts say 3G auction may affect overall growth

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The government’s plan of auctioning next generation spectrum (3G-4G) for telecom services could hit the future growth of the most vibrant tax generating service sector of Pakistan as the government is considering granting only three licences in this category. Experts of the telecom industry who previously served in PTA at senior levels and policy making positions believe that the issuance of just three licences for 3G-4G spectrum will bring on a repeat of what had…Read More

Salinity to affect 20 per cent irrigated l and s

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The rising salinity is estimated to affect 20 per cent irrigated area of Pakistan consequently making land production less. There are signs of growing water scarcity and environmental stress in large parts of important cultivated areas in Asia, reveals the Asian Water Development outlook 2013."With significant lack of water, deterioration of water quality will limit water use, threatening the ecosystems, and creating a drag on socio-economic development. Irrigation-induced…Read More

Australian sheep saga may affect food trade

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Indiscriminate culling of the allegedly infected Australian sheep is estimated to result in a loss of Rs130 million while the conflicting media reports about the sheep’s medical fitness will jeopardize the future of Pakistan’s multi-million dollar meat export industry."My foreign clients are extremely concerned about all that is going on here with regard to the Australian sheep. It is sending wrong signals to the entire world that we do business without regulatory…Read More

Policymakers-stakeholders week links affect farming

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The missing links between policymakers and other stakeholders in the field of agriculture are creating hurdles in the way of exploiting the true potential of the key sector of Pakistan’s economy.Mexican tasteless mangoes are being sold at $4 per piece in the US while the delicious mangoes of Pakistan have the potential to be sold at more than $5, but it is not the case due to lack of post-harvest technology.This was revealed during a visit to the University of Agriculture…Read More

Climate change can badly affect food and water

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Climate change could have catastrophic consequences for the water and food supply in Pakistan and attitudes towards the environment must change at the personal and government level if the country is to cope with the challenge, said speakers at a recently organised seminar by the Environmental Protection Department."Pakistan is already a water scarce country and will likely have to buy water by 2050," said Prof Ghazala Nasim of Punjab University, who gave a talk on the…Read More