Pak e-commerce market set to surpass $1b by 2020

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s e-commerce market is expected to surpass $1 billion in five years, say local tech gurus who believe the time is ripe to invest in this growing segment and demonstrate leadership to succeed in this industry.

"Pakistan is expected to see a boom in e-commerce in the next five years. This represents a huge opportunity for both start-ups and investors," said Shayaan Tahir, Founder and CEO of local e-commerce giant

His company has

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Kinnow export to surpass target despite challenges

STAFF REPORT ISB: Despite a complete ban by Iran on the import of Pakistani Kinnow and impact of temporary ban imposed by Russia on the import of fruits/vegetables from Pakistan last year, the country would surpass the 300,000 metric tons (MT) Kinnow export target.
"Since the season is still on, a further export of 15,000 MT to 20,000 MT is expected by the end of April," spokesman and former chairman, All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association

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Wheat crop yield may surpass 4.5m tons

STAFF REPORT PSR: Pakistan’s wheat production is likely to exceed 24.5 million tons during the current Rabi crop season. Punjab and Sindh achieved have 100 per cent wheat cultivation targets, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan also achieved over 90 per cent cultivation targets, officials said. Similarly, wheat production in Punjab is likely to remain 19 million tons, in Sindh four million tons, a million tons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and around half a million tons in Balochistan.They

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