Flynas starts 3 weekly flights from Jeddah to KarachiKARACHI (PR): flynas, the leading low-cost carrier with added value (Low Cost Carrier Plus) from Saudi Arabia, announced the launch of three weekly non-stop flights between Jeddah and Karachi commencing from 08 April 2014, part of its ambitious Global Flight Routes programme. The announcement was made by Raja Azmi, CEO, flynas & Maqsood A. Latifi CEO, Marhaba Aviation Services PSA Flynas, at a press conference held at a hotel.Marhaba Aviation Services Pvt. Ltd PSA flynas has organised the function in which guests had participated from all walk of life including, Leading Corporate Companies, Banks, Brokage Houses, Pharma industry, Travel agents and major multinationals of Pakistan. The chief guest of the event was SM Muneer. We had ensure that flynas has got real impact and get popular among masses, said Maqsood A Latifi, CEO, Marhaba Aviation Services PSA flynas.
Meeting to discuss mango export heldKARACHI (PR): SM Munir, Chief Executive, TDAP and Ms. Rabia Javeri Agha, Secretary of the Authority held a meeting with the PFVA, Sindh Mango Exporters and PHDEC on export of mangoes to the EU. In this context, EU has recently imposed a ban upon import of mangoes from India due to the commodity containing fruit flies which rendered it unfit for human consumption besides spreading to other fruits and vegetables. The case of Pakistan is under review with the EU and they may extend similar ban to Pakistan also, if necessary measures were not taken to kill the bug. After thorough discussion of the issue, a working group was formed in TDAP comprising of PFVA, PHDEC and Sindh Mango Exporters to study the issue in detail and suggest measures, which could be adopted and enforced during the forthcoming mango season in order to avert the possibility of extension of similar ban upon export of mangoes from Pakistan to EU. The Committee is to finalise its recommendation within fortnight and will also associate representatives of Mongo growers from Punjab into its deliberation.
PSC offers only approved cotton seeds for saleLAHORE (PR): Apropos upon news item about sale of unapproved cotton seeds in Punjab published in a section of Press on April8, 2014, the spokesman of Punjab Agriculture Department has clarified that Punjab Seed Corporation is offering sale of cotton seeds of approved BT and Non BT varieties only. He further said that no cotton seeds of un-approved varieties have been offered for sale by any organisation/corporation under Agriculture Department Punjab.