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Orange is the new snack

Kinnow are one of Pakistan’s largest agriculture exports

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January 29, 2019


Pakistan to export potato, cherry, wheat to China, confirms Chinese ambassador

China imports a huge quantity of food for its population

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January 11, 2019


Govt making law to stop money laundering, says PM Khan

Says his government is trying its best to increase exports

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December 1, 2018


China to double its imports from Pakistan: Qureshi

Pakistan will make the most of the Chinese experience to increase exports

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November 8, 2018


Pakistan should manufacture cellphones, says PTI senator

Pakistan should manufacture cell phones to save $1 billion the country spends annually on the import of mobile devices, Senator Shibli Faraz of the PTI said in Tuesday. The senator heads a special committee of the Senate on circular debt. “Pakistan spends $1 billion annually on the import of mobile phones. This is a luxury….

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August 7, 2018


Pakistanis spend Rs 200 billion annually on cigarettes

Reported by: Shakeel Ahmad ISLAMABAD: It has been found out that Pakistanis on an annual basis consume cigarettes whose total value amounts to Rs 200 billion. The number of smokers in Pakistan has exceeded the 25 million mark as cigarette manufacturers continue to reap profits. This in turn causes the government to pocket revenue amounting to…

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March 8, 2018


ECC allows export of 0.3 million tonnes of Urea fertilizer

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has allowed export of 0.3 million tonnes of Urea fertilizer till 28th of April this year without any subsidy. The meeting of the Committee was held in Islamabad on Monday with Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar in the chair. The ECC endorsed continuation of fertilizer subsidy scheme…

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January 23, 2017


US is Pakistan’s largest bilateral export market: David Hale

KARACHI: American Ambassador David Hale rings the bell to open trading at the Pakistan Stock Exchange. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015, the United States was Pakistan’s largest bilateral export market, and Pakistan enjoyed a nearly $2 billion trade surplus.  Total trade was worth $5.5 billion. – Samaa

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July 26, 2016


‘0.2 mln donkey hides exported in 3 years’

In a shocking disclosure, Pakistan’s Commerce Minister, Khurram Dastgir Khan, revealed in National Assembly that 0.2 million donkey hides were exported in past three years, creating a wave of concern among citizens about where has the meat gone. Watch public views on the issue.

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January 8, 2016


1200 donkey hides seized…Where’s the meat?

Customs have seized a shipment of hundreds of donkey hides the export of which was banned by the government last month. The question is: Where did the meat of these 1200 donkeys go?…Watch this report to find out. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC)  of the Cabinet had banned export of donkey hides till such time…

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October 17, 2015


Trade deficit widens to $19.735bn in 11 months

KARACHI: Pakistan's trade deficit widened by 11.73 percent to $19.735 billion for the July 2014 to May 2015 period, compared with a deficit of $17.663 billion for the same period last year, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Exports declined to $21.875 billion in the eleven month period from $23.092 billion the previous year….

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June 16, 2015


Duty on potato export waved off

LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Minister Dr. Farrukh Javed said on Sunday that government imposed a ban on potato import and waved off duty on its export in farmers' interest. During his visit to Seed Plant and Corn Research Institute Sahiwal, he said that farmers would now get good prices for their commodity as a little increase…

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February 22, 2015


PM seeks manpower export to Bahrain

MANAMA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday offered to provide manpower to Bahrain to meet its requirements. In a meeting with Bahrain's Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan here, the Prime Minister said that Bahrain was one of the most favourite destinations for Pakistanis working abroad. He regarded the presence of 100,000 Pakistanis living in…

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January 8, 2015


Pakistan eyes jet export

KARACHI: A revamped version of Pakistan's JF-17 jet fighter took centre stage at a defence exhibition in Karachi this week as the country looks to boost its role as a military exporter on the world stage. Pakistan's large, well-funded military has long been a major importer of defence equipment, particularly from key ally China. But…

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December 7, 2014


Question mark on mango export target

Pakistan will remain to achieve target of mango export this year owing to stringent conditions of Europe.

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August 25, 2014


Govt steps boost textile export

ISLAMABAD: Owing to prudent economic policies initiated by the government in all sectors of economy, export of the country increased significantly during the period July-March 2013-14. As a result of government steps, the textile exports increased by 8% generally, while exports in all value added categories showed higher increased i.e. bed wear by 21%, hosiery…

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June 24, 2014


FPCCI sees budget as export, growth oriented

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan  Chambers of Commerce  and Industry (FPCCI), an apex body of chambers  in the country Tuesday termed the budget 2014-15  as business friendly, export and growth oriented, balanced in the prevailing global economic scenario and existing circumstances  in the country.      Commenting on the budget, leading businessmen, who are also trade body’s…

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June 3, 2014


Britain stops U.S. pop singer's export of Jane Austen ring

LONDON: A campaign to prevent U.S. pop singer Kelly Clarkson from taking a ring owned by 19th century novelist Jane Austen out of Britain has raised enough money to save it, a museum said on Monday.The singer, who became the first contestant to win the TV singing contest “American Idol” more than a decade ago,…

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September 23, 2013


Nuclear states divided on India joining export control group

VIENNA: The United States and three other big powers this week argued for allowing nuclear-armed India into an atomic export control group, but China and several European states appeared doubtful about the move, diplomats have said.They said the divisions were in evidence during closed-door talks of the 46-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group on the sensitive issue…

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March 21, 2013


Russia will continue to supply arms to Syria: export agency

MOSCOW: Russia is still delivering weapons to Syria and will continue to do so despite the Middle East country's civil war, the head of the state arms exporter said on Wednesday.Russia is Syria's main arms supplier and has long been an ally of President Bashar al-Assad.”We are continuing to carry out our obligations on contracts…

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February 13, 2013


Indian rupee falls on IIP, export data; up 0.6 percent in week

MUMBAI: The rupee fell on Friday as factory output contracted and exports fell for the eighth straight month, highlighting the currency's vulnerability to a weak economy despite sustained capital inflows.The rupee started the session on a strong footing on overnight euro gains after the European Central Bank kept rates on hold on Thursday, but large…

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January 11, 2013