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Seedless orange variety developed by Pakistani institute

Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) has reared a nursery of seedless kinno and started its sale on commercial basis, said Dr Kausar Abdullah Malik, member Administration and Biosciences, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). He visited the nursery at NIAB here Saturday and lauded the efforts of PAEC scientists, observing that Pakistan could earn [...]

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Pakistani super basmati rice set to enter Europe

Pakistan has formally signed the documents and accepted the DNA test condition of the European Union (EU) for the inclusion of its Super Basmati variety in zero-rated duty regime for imports. Now, Pakistan’s super basmati rice will enter the European market without any tariff or non-tariff barriers at zero import duty with the start of [...]

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Overseas Pakistanis allowed to import harvesters

The federal government has allowed overseas Pakistanis to import new and second-hand tractors, bulldozers, combined harvesters and laser land-levellers under the gift, baggage and transfer of residence schemes. This has been disclosed in the detailed revised rules and procedures notified by the commerce ministry for the import of vehicles by expatriates under the gift, baggage [...]

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Pakistan among six seen ruling world cotton trade

Six countries will control the global cotton industry within 10 years, with Brazil rising to be the third biggest exporter, leading cotton merchant Bill Dunavant said on Thursday. Dunavant, president of Dunavant Enterprises, the world’s biggest cotton trader, said cotton consumption and production would consolidate to China, the United States, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Brazil, [...]

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Pakistan mango festival in Beijing from today

A month-long Pakistan Mango festival will begin in Beijing today (Friday). It will formally set in motion the export of Pakistani mango, which was allowed by the Chinese government last month. During the festival, mangoes would be displayed in super stores.

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Solar-drying technology for Northern Areas soon

A project to introduce solar-drying technology for preservation of apricots will soon be launched in Northern Areas by the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in collaboration with the Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET). Apricot is one of the fruits abundantly produced in all of the Northern Areas, a spokesman for the PSF said. While it [...]

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