LCCI’s Malaysia tour achieves

desired target

LAHORE (PR): LCCI’s current Malaysian tour has taken everyone by storm, unleashing new business trends to ramp up trade volume finding new niche in Halal market between Pakistan and Malaysia. Pakistan delegates succeeded in bagging many orders for Halal cosmetics, rice, Halal meat, animals for Eid and various products. Leading businessman Oversees Pakistan Protection Form vice president Agha  Niamat Ullah was the part of delegation led by LCCI president. Agha said that during the business trip, delegation interacted with a number of Malaysian traders and industrialists and made meaningful talks to design business strategies afresh between two countries.

 He claimed that Pakistan products were great draw and there was gigantic opportunity to fine tune Halal products as value-added commodities to capture the Halal market in the world.

Inflation biggest problem of

41pc Pakistanis: Survey

ISLAMABAD (INP): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 41pc Pakistanis think that inflation is the biggest problem of Pakistan at the moment. A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, what is the biggest problem of Pakistan at the moment?” 41pc respondents said inflation is the biggest problem of Pakistan at the moment, 31pc think terrorism is the biggest problem, 19pc think it is unemployment and 5pc think foreign dangers are the biggest problem for Pakistan. 1pc respondents believe Kashmir to be the biggest problem, while 1pc named other problems and 2pc did not respond.

Inflation has always remained as the biggest problem facing Pakistan in earlier surveys carried out by Gallup Pakistan as well, getting the highest number of votes for this question from January 2010 to July 2014.

KPT-reconstructed Morris Pier


KARACHI (STAFF REPORTER): The Morris Pier, more famously known as the Workshop Pier at Manora, which had outlived its useful life, is reconstructed by KPT inaugurated on Thursday.  Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed has inaugurated the reconstructed Morris Pier during a brief ceremony which attended by management officials of the Karachi Port Trust. While speaking on the occasion, the Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed termed the timely reconstruction of Morris Pier as step towards achieving high goals envisioned by Karachi Port and Ministry of Ports and Shipping which is in line with the overall govt  policies for growth and materialising trade expansions.

 Reflecting on importance of the Morris Pier, the Chairman outlined that it remained in use for the personnel working in Manora Workshop as well as for berthing crafts for maintenance and repairs. He said that the Pier was initially constructed 90 years ago and was requiring reconstruction as it has outlived its useful life and was beyond economic repairs. He appreciated the efforts of Civil Works & Estate Division of KPT for getting the Pier reconstructed within the timeline. He commended the efforts and said that we work in KPT as a team and success is bound to follow when work and assignments are delivered in time by a motivated team.

Tomato production contest to be held in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH (APP): Agriculture department has announced to hold tomato production contest involving tomato cultivation in the open field and the plastic tunnels in the district, officials said. Those showing higher yield would be given prizes, district officer agriculture (extension) Mahr Abid Hussain told a group of farmers on Thursday. The vegetables production contest was announced through a circular issued by fruit and vegetables project director Muhammad Asif Khan and tomato production contest was a part of it, Abid said. Small vegetables growers having landholding up to 12 acres were eligible to participate.

Plastic tunnel farmers would allocate two acre piece of land and open field farmers would allocate three acre piece of land for the contest.

First three position holders in both categories would get prizes and officials would announce the names after inspection of the field and the harvest.

Abid advised farmers that those interested in cultivating off season Shimla chili, green chili and egg plant should sow the nursery in tunnel by Sep 20. Farmers should sow Shimla chili and green chili under perforated cloth in areas facing virus threat.

India may import onions from


ISLAMABAD (APP): India will import onions from Pakistan and Afghanistan to ensure stable prices in the event of low yield. The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) has been asked to prepare the ground and negotiate prices with the source countries. Initially, the approval is for around 20,000 tonnes. India’s annual onion output touched a record 19.2 million tonnes in 2013-14. Usually it is remains around 16 million tonnes. Based on the price trend, the quantity may increase as well, Indian Express reported. The prices NAFED fixes for the import would have to be viable to states which would do the actual import.

The Indian government has sent instructions to its 60 centres across India to track wholesale and retail price trends in the traditionally onion-deficit states.