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Efforts required for curtailing edible oil import

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article image PAKISTAN IS facing the edible oil scarcity and consequently has to depend on imports to meet domestic need, which requires huge amount of hard earned foreign exchange. Total requirement of the edible oil in 2012-13 was 3.069 million tons while local production from all the sources was only 0.567 million tons. There is an enormous gap between utilization and production of edible oil, to fill this gap 2.502 million tonnes was imported at the cost of Rs. 214.94 billion (Govt. of Pakistan,…Read More

Speakers stress curtailing massive urbanisation

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: While showing grave concern over the fast urbanization in Pakistan, speakers at a four-day international conference stressed the need to curtail urbanization as it is aggravating the civic as well as other problems. UAF VC Prof. Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, who chaired the inaugural session, said that per person agriculture land is diminishing in the country, compelling the rural to migrate to cities for earning their livelihood. "Increase in agri production will…Read More