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Environment-damaging polythene bags still in use

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Despite ban on polythene bags, their use and production continues and goes unchecked in the federal capital. "The stall holders at Sunday bazar’s use black polythene bags without any hesitation," said Shahid Akram a resident of G-9. "Under Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s nose, the stall holders of fruit and vegetable at the same time cheat the buyers by selling sub-standard food items," a shopper Farzana Ahmed said." "…Read More

IT products smuggling damaging fair competition, causes tax losses

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Smuggling of IT products and irrational taxes on them are hurting the competition in local market thus resulting in multibillion rupees losses to the national exchequer. IT traders said the Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) has floated a number of proposals to the government for stopping smuggling of IT products and rationalisation of duties. According to the, if implemented, the recommendations will document the sector, stop smuggling, provide a level-playing…Read More

Citrus disease damaging exports volume

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: A citrus disease called greening’ is threatening to decrease the fruit’s demand in foreign markets, thus ultimately reducing the volume of foreign exchange.This was observed by speakers during a recent two-day Citrus Growers Conference’ organised by the Institute of Horticulture Sciences of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Linkages Programme II.In his remarks, UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, said…Read More